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Firmware LG 4120B - 10/13/2004 6:13:02 PM   
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Hi everyone! i'm a noob and i wanted to ask a question.
Is there a non-ufficial firmware that makes me able to write 4x certified DvD at a faster write speed?
I hope so, cause with the pioneer 108D it's possible...
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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/14/2004 3:04:02 AM   
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Welcome to CDRinfo's Forum!

Check here. Use A111 which also has the bitsetting feature. As for overspeed, this is not something that LG is famous for.

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/14/2004 3:38:13 AM   
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You're saying that i'll never be able to write a 4x dvd at 8x?????

sorry for ignorance :) but... what's the bitsetting feature??

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/14/2004 12:18:10 PM   
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LG doesn't support overspeed, with 4X ->8X media..

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/14/2004 1:50:32 PM   
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Bitsetting feature is the option that you have to burn a DVD+R/RW media in a way that it will be recognized as DVD-ROM, resulting higher compatibility.

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/14/2004 2:16:58 PM   
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@Iggy tnx for the esplanation :)

@emperor you mean i have to write each media at its certified speed?

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/14/2004 2:49:25 PM   
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most time yes with LG drives, there are some media, mostly 8X rated that can burned up to 12X, however, check our review

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/20/2004 3:45:52 PM   
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I am a tad confused.
I've just recently got an LG 4120B as payment for a small IT job I did. In the manual, it states DVD-R burn upto 8X and DVD+R burn upto 12X.

However, when I check it with Nero, it states that it can only burn upto 4X regardless of the media inserted (TraxData 8X)
It does write DVD's / CDs ok but I don't understand why it reports a lower burn speed.
I have the latest firmware (A111) - Is this a problem with my media or my burner?
BTW - this occurs in both W98SE and W2K

The drive is reported by Nero as..
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B so it is at least seeing it correctly in terms of its ID.

Any ideas?

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/20/2004 4:26:10 PM   
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I just got one Lg too but I didnt used 8x media.

This site has a great review about this driver.
Go to: http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=9931

I think this will help you.

:)

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/20/2004 5:56:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: colkai
However, when I check it with Nero, it states that it can only burn upto 4X regardless of the media inserted (TraxData 8X)
Any ideas?


Hi and welcome to our forums, the problem here is the used media, how about trying Verbatim branded media and you will receive 8X -R and 12X +R writing speeds

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/21/2004 4:06:32 AM   
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quote:

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Hi and welcome to our forums,

Thanks, very informative site, in fact it helped me make the choice.
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the problem here is the used media, how about trying Verbatim branded media and you will receive 8X -R and 12X +R writing speeds

Ahh, I must admit, I was wondering if it might be that as well based on a throw-away comment someone made to me.

On an aside note, what specifically is the difference between -R and +R media? is it just a different spec or is one superior in terms of longevity / quality to the other. Indeed, is there a place I can find out info on what sort of expected lifespan DVD's have and if they last longer that CDRs ?

Cheers!

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/21/2004 11:44:24 AM   
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+/-R media have several differences, the -R format is more compatible with older DVD players, the +R format with DVD-ROM booktype will have almost the same compatibility, about longetivity..that's another story

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RE: Firmware LG 4120B - 10/21/2004 12:45:17 PM   
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Longivity has to do with quality of the media itself, not only the recording, and this is a difficult chapter.

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