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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/13/2004 5:44:16 PM   
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It looks like it is a firmware issue. I downloaded 1.06 version and after flashing Nero tool says OK, it is DL after all.
The first impression is that drive works solid, and it is pretty quiet (compared to my DVD-120S reader).

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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/15/2004 12:24:03 PM   
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Check our review and see which media had the lower error rates with the 1.06 firmware, as you will see the best writing quality comes from +R media...

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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/15/2004 2:05:26 PM   
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Is it currently possible to make the drive region free?

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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/15/2004 6:29:10 PM   
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Yes with NIL hacked firmware!

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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/17/2004 1:23:39 PM   
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I have a couple of questions about this drive:
If i use any program, like anydvd, etc, does it matter to have the drive not region free?
what is the NIL hacked firmware?
does matter that recording standard dvd+r (not dl), i cannot set the booktype to dvdrom?
This drives sounds very good, i'm about to buy it, but i have those concerns.
thanks in advance
gonzalo


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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/17/2004 1:28:18 PM   
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check out rpc1.org for Nil's hacked firmware.

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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/20/2004 4:09:28 AM   
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New Firmware 1.10 for the Pioneer DVR-108 ....

Reduction of 12X/16X DVD-R Writing time
DVD-R Writability Improvement
Reduction of 12X/16X +R Writing time
+R Writability Improvement
CD-R Writability Improvement
DVD Playability Improvement
CD Playability Improvement

Let´s start to test the 16x again ;-)

Michael

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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/20/2004 7:36:44 AM   
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Yep we should I think one thing I have noticed with the 1.10 I can now write Fujifilm 03 at 8x with no problems !!!


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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/23/2004 3:48:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Laffin Assassin

Yep we should I think one thing I have noticed with the 1.10 I can now write Fujifilm 03 at 8x with no problems !!!


Do you have by any chance a Plextools pipo scan for these discs? I'm very curious how does it fare compared with PX712.

btw, very nice avatar

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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/23/2004 8:28:37 PM   
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cvs, hopefully we will try the new 1.10 firmware soon

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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/28/2004 1:02:33 PM   
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from review:
quote:


The Bad
# Doesn't support overburning for DVD±R formats
# Doesn't support DVD-ROM booktype for DVD+R/+RW formats

Like To be fixed
# Recognition/ripping problems with 90/99min Audio discs


From the rather lengthy list of complaints, the above points are the only that affect me. I'm wondering, are those fixable in firmware, does Pioneer have history/intention of fixing stuff like that? And how bad is it for compatibility that +R/RW can't be made DVD-ROM booktype?

This is going to be my first DVD writer, and I'm kinda torn between this and BenQ. (also BenQ is $110CAD vs Pioneer $137CAD, I'm so torn )

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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/28/2004 1:48:41 PM   
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The Bad
# Doesn't support overburning for DVD±R formats
# Doesn't support DVD-ROM booktype for DVD+R/+RW formats

I don't think that those two issues will solved with firmware upgrade...

Like To be fixed
# Recognition/ripping problems with 90/99min Audio discs

It could be possible that newer firmware upgrades can fix this, its just a firmware glitch

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RE: Pioneer DVR-108 review posted online! - 8/28/2004 3:20:18 PM   
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Would it then be a valid assumption that "Like To be Fixed" section is for stuff that *can* be fixed with firmware (if drive maker had the desire), and not suggestions for future drive revisions? Whereas "The Bad" section is something that we should accept as is/unavailable, and stop dreaming?

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