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Pioneer DVR-A08 1.14 Firmware

Postby Ian on Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:36 pm

Anyone try it yet? Changelog:

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

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http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/i ... dev_e.html
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:06 am

What's the reason for this sentence in every news item about new Pioneer firmware?
Once again, keep in mind that once you upgrade your drives firmware to v#.##, you cannot go back to previous versions.

Downgrading is easy with third party flash tools...
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:59 am

dhc014 wrote:What's the reason for this sentence in every news item about new Pioneer firmware?


lol.. I've been saying it for so long, I just keep including it. :roll:
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Postby Noua on Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:41 am

looooooooooooooool

No tests on the new firmware? Also, i read on another forum that A09 is due soon... maybe within 2 motnhs. I've tried to find more news abou this but nothing... Any news on this?
Will this be a good replcement for my A06? I must tell you that with this drive i've had 0 coasters and evrerything i through at him it works! =D> :D
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:45 am

Noua wrote:Also, i read on another forum that A09 is due soon... maybe within 2 motnhs.


Wow, it moved up from early 2005 to 2 months? Pretty soon the rumor mill will say that it will ship in October. #-o
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Postby overclockxp on Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:55 am

I was sooooo close to buying the 108 drive UNTIL I heard about the 109 model coming.

I am so tired of these companies being too good for their customers and not realeasing FW upgrades and making us buy new equipment. Plextor didn't want to add 8x dvd-r support for a long time. They changed their tune and finally did issue a FW upgrade for it though.
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Postby Noua on Fri Sep 17, 2004 3:05 pm

Ian, like i told you the guy only mentioned that A09 should be out late November maybe beggining of December.
We've talked here that A09 wasn't to be due until 2005 that's why I asked.
He didn't mentioned the specs and that made me thinking that it could be yet another one of those rumours. Well it seems that it is one of those rumours...
AnywayTopic is for A08 and i've been watching topics for A08 for a long time now.

It seems that this new firmware is able to drop 30 secs on a 16x burn... Not bad but it's still slow as the drive only pops to 16x at the 4gb mark...

I'l put the link later with some of the tests...
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Postby Noua on Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:26 am

It's not the linksthat saw earlier but it is something...
Click here and read something about this new drive... It's not much but it's a start....
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Postby Ian on Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:36 am

I've seen those rumors flying around the web as well. It's just pure rumor and speculation. No specs or ship dates have been confirmed or announced yet.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:28 am

I'm still a believer in a December, or near December release date for the A09. However this will also depend pretty much entirely on what happens with DVD-R9.
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Postby machoboy6 on Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:33 am

i have an oem 108 drive and it wont let me upgrade to firmware 1.14. i downloaded the DVR-108(BK) file and it says 0 drives updated sucessfully when i execute it.
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