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NEW LG GSA-4163B A103 OFFICIAL FIRMWARE 3-3-05!!

Postby MadBurner on Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:39 pm

I didn't see this posted yet but noticed it on LG's website.

LG GSA-4163B A103

Improvements:
• Improvement of writing fail for DVD-R 8X, 16X & DVD-RAM
• Improvement of recording quality for DVD media


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Re: NEW LG GSA-4163B A103 OFFICIAL FIRMWARE 3-3-05!!

Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:05 pm

MadBurner wrote:I didn't see this posted yet but noticed it on LG's website.

LG GSA-4163B A103

[b]Improvements:
• Improvement of writing fail for DVD-R 8X, 16X & DVD-RAM
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And about time! I was highly unimpressed with the poor quality of the drive's failures! Almost no media that I attempted to burn actually failed during the process. Completely unacceptable! :o

:lol: :P :lol:
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Re: NEW LG GSA-4163B A103 OFFICIAL FIRMWARE 3-3-05!!

Postby cfitz on Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:06 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:And about time! I was highly unimpressed with the poor quality of the drive's failures! Almost no media that I attempted to burn actually failed during the process. Completely unacceptable! :o

:lol: :P :lol:

LOL :lol: Maybe they stole some ideas from Lite-On firmware...

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Re: NEW LG GSA-4163B A103 OFFICIAL FIRMWARE 3-3-05!!

Postby dodecahedron on Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:09 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:And about time! I was highly unimpressed with the poor quality of the drive's failures! Almost no media that I attempted to burn actually failed during the process. Completely unacceptable! :o

will you be re-testing with the new firmware for your review ?
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Re: NEW LG GSA-4163B A103 OFFICIAL FIRMWARE 3-3-05!!

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:13 am

dodecahedron wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:And about time! I was highly unimpressed with the poor quality of the drive's failures! Almost no media that I attempted to burn actually failed during the process. Completely unacceptable! :o

will you be re-testing with the new firmware for your review ?


Once I'm done the rest of the writing, I'll go back and double check some of the problamatic discs. I'm not rerunning all the tests on all 100+ CD-Rs and DVDRs :wink:
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Postby RJW on Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:17 am

Hmm that's faster as I expected. Now let's hope they really fixed some stuff.
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:37 am

I personally didn't have many failures with A102. Though Ricoh 16x +R media didn't burn properly at 16x, and Optodisc crap media didn't work
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Postby RJW on Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:08 am

Well if you only looked at error levels then nothing was wrong with LG because most home testing drives could cope with high jitter and Assymetry/Beta which the drive give on quite some 16x burns. That's the reason why some folks were not happy with it's writing quality.

But I have good hope they improved stuff. They allready fixed quite some wiriting quality problems with A102.
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:09 am

Well, I usually write at 12x. Most other drives are slower at 16x than this one at 12x....
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:38 am

alexnoe wrote:I personally didn't have many failures with A102. Though Ricoh 16x +R media didn't burn properly at 16x, and Optodisc crap media didn't work


Yeah, it didn't burn Optodisc's good 16x media very well either :wink: Although the 8x DVD-Rs didn't burn too badly.
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Postby wernehawen on Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:05 am

how can i check which firmware is my drive using? thanks
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:56 pm

many ways.
most burning software will tell you in some way what firmware your drive is.
Nero 6 Burning Rom: Recorder menu -> Choose Recorder (or click Ctrl-R. or click the button on the right of the pull-down menu in the menubar).
Roxio Easy Creator 7 Creator Classic: Tools menu -> Disc and Device Utility (or Ctrl-D)
Nero InfoTool
www.cdspeed2000.com
http://cdspeed2000.com/files/NeroInfoTool_300.zip
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Postby wernehawen on Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:30 pm

thanks a lot. It seems mine is already version a103.
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