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Benq DW822A FREE DL firmware upgrade available as promised

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Benq DW822A FREE DL firmware upgrade available as promised

Postby VEFF on Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:00 pm

http://www.benq.com/storage/storage_dvdrw_dw822a_dl-upgrade.html

Enjoy!

I recently sold my DW822A, so I won't get to try it.
The media is still too pricey anyway...
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:24 pm

from what I've heard, you can either have DVD+R9 writing, or DVD-R/RW writing, but there isn't one firmware that does both yet... I could be mis-inturpretting though.
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Postby pchilson on Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:52 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:from what I've heard, you can either have DVD+R9 writing, or DVD-R/RW writing, but there isn't one firmware that does both yet... I could be mis-inturpretting though.

No, you are correct.
They are claiming that the eeprom can't hold enough data for all 3 functions...Bullshit I say.
They made the claim to sell drives and now they aren't delivering.
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Postby alien7 on Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:37 pm

Due to an EPROM space limitation, the Double Layer writing codes cannot currently be fully integrated with the existing firmware’s DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW codes, and so a separate second firmware version has had to be created. The downloadable “switch tool”, by using two separate firmware versions, allows users to switch the drives writing format between either DVD+R/RW and DVD+R Double Layer, or DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW. The switch between the two writing format options can be performed as many times as desired. A single firmware version integrating DVD+R Double Layer, DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW is still currently under development, and will be made available at a later date. Until such time as the single firmware solution is released, we hope that the currently available “switch tool” meets all your requirements and does not prove too inconvenient to use.
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Postby Vanderlow on Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:30 pm

Someone has tried it on dual layer (both 800@822 and a 822) and got good scans (over at CDFreaks).
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Postby Wesociety on Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:58 am

I'll stick with the DVD-R firmwares until they integrate DL. :D
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Postby uknown1234 on Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:30 am

wesociety wrote:I'll stick with the DVD-R firmwares until they integrate DL. :D

yup same here
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