dodecahedron wrote:i haven't read that stuff at cdfreaks yet.
correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't 12x DVD-RAM the only difference between the H10A and H10N ?
if not do 12x DVD-RAM, what's the point of crossflashing ?
Strictly speaking, 12x DVD-RAM and as Ian mentioned, 10x DVD+R DL. However, the firmware TDB used for creating their special H10N firmware which allows an H10A to be crossflashed, was from a Hitachi GSA-H10N,not an LG. As with the Hitachi firmware for the 4167B, there are inherent benefits
- UDMA4 drive interface
- auto bitsetting support for +R and +R DL discs
- removal of 10x riplock for DVD+R/-R media (they now read at max 16x)
- reduction of 5x riplock for DL DVD-VIDEO discs (they now read at max 8x - still pathetic, but less pathetic anyway)
Not sure how ripping SL DVD-VIDEO discs is affected though, as nobody has done any tests on that area yet.
Either way, that's quite a lot of improvements.