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Pionner DVR108 Question

Postby Albinoni on Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:31 am

Now another Q here is how do I update the latest firmware on the Pioneer 108. I did go to the Pioneer website and looked for the firmware which is now 120B. I have downloaded it and get two icons. One of the icons say UPGR108.exe. Now to update this do I just double click on this icon and upgrade it through Windows. When I click it I get a black DOS type of box that comes up and says ODD firmware update utility Ver 2.23B, Start updating the device No.1.

Also another small square box that says Do you want to update the F/W From: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-108 1.06 To: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-108 1.20.

I recalled a while back when I updated the firmware on my Liteon 48246S CD burner it was a very straight forward solution and I did it through Windows, so not sure if this would be the same principle as well.
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Postby Ian on Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:23 am

That's normal for Pioneer.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:41 am

if you would like a speed hacked and region free firmware:

http://pioneerdvd.rpc1.org/DVR-108%20v1 ... nx4all.zip

its 1 version old though

have at it if you want it though, its what i run on my 108

here is the readme to explain what it does a little bit better:

Drive: Pioneer DVR-108 (Dual format 16x speed DVD+/-/DL Burner)
Also known as: DVR-108, DVR-108D, DVR-108B, DVR-A08, DVR-A08D, etc.
Firmware Rev.: v1.18
Author: >NIL:
Date: 2005.01.29 - 16:40 GMT (Farewell Release)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* * * I M P O R T A N T N O T E * * *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Patched: o RPC-1 (Region Free):
Remember, patching your drive to region free is only half
the job. A region free drive will not turn your system
region free by itself. For more info, please read
http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=239
o 12xRip (Unlimited ripping speed):
The official firmware from Pioneer limits the ripping
speed on video discs. This limitation has been removed.
12x is only the maximum THEORETICAL speed that the drive
can achieve, but not the sustained speed you are likely to
get when ripping. Most DVD's will start ripping around 2x
to 4x and end up around 8x or 10x. THIS is normal.
o nx4all : All speeds for -R/+R/+R9 media
This firmware allows you to select ALL burning speeds on
-R/+R/+R9 media. The official firmware from Pioneer only
allows a limited set of Pioneer approved media to use these
speeds but this patch removes that limitation. Write
strategies for approved media should not be altered by the
patch.
PROPER BURN OF NON APPROVED MEDIA IS NOT GUARANTEED!
Not patched: - Bitsetting (" Come back to your senses and Burn on -R media
instead, people!!!")
- nx4all on RW media. Tests have shown that burning RW media
at higher than rated speed was a bad idea
Flashing Instructions: 1/ Download the latest version of DVRFlash from
http://pioneerdvd.rpc1.org and extract the executable you
need (Windows, DOS or Linux) in the directory where you
extracted the patched firmwares
2/ READ THE DVRFLASH INSTRUCTIONS!!!
3/ If you are flashing from windows, and I: is your DVR-107
drive, open a DOS window and type a command like:
DVRFlash -v I: R8100108.118
or, *IF* you need to flash the kernel (Rebadged -> Pioneer):
DVRFlash -vf I: R8100008.118 R8100108.118
Alternatively, if all of the above looks too advanced to you
you can use the graphical user interface addon to DVRFlash
Useful Links: http://forum.rpc1.org/ (DVD-R/RAM/+RW section)
http://pioneerdvd.rpc1.org/
Thanks to: All of you out there who supported my work! It's been a great
3&1/2 years, but now's the time for me to say goodbye...
See you in another virtual universe! ;)


NB: This archive also contains a DVR-108 kernel.
DO NOT TRY TO FLASH AN XL DRIVE WITH THIS FIRMWARE - IT IS ONLY MEANT FOR THE 108/A08
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