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Plextor PX-716A - Beta 1.04 Firmware

Postby Ian on Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:59 pm

Got an anonymous tip about this..

http://plextor.jp/download/firmware/px716beta.html
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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:00 pm

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Postby RJW on Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:06 pm

That's a very rough beta version according to my sources.
They suggest waiteing for the real firmware since there is hardly any media out there yet.
Only thing that it might be nice for is extraction of some -R MID codes so identifaction of this media and manufacturer is supported.
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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:06 pm

Yeah, it disables things like VariRec, GigaRec and SecuRec. According to their website, the final firmware will be released in mid January.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:23 pm

Man... for Plextor to let leak a beta firmware now? They must be REALLY struggling. It just keeps getting better and better :lol:
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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:29 pm

They promised DVD-R DL support in December. They're delivering it.. in beta form.

Just a few things to consider (translated from website):

# This firmware was not sufficiently verified.
# Updating to this firmware is the customer's risk.
# The company will not compensate if data or hardware is damaged from
the firmware upgrade.
# Technical support isn't available with this firmware.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:20 pm

so who has DVD-R9 media??

I only know 2 or 3 companies that could pull it off right now, and I don't know ANYONE that actually is shipping samples yet.
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Postby burner1000000 on Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:45 pm

I bought a plex 716A yesterday at BB and decided to try the 1c04 firmware out. Guess what? It has changed the burn pattern to true PCAV. The burn starts at about 6.65 instead of 6.06X and therefore does not have the large "jump" in the last .5 GB.

I burned a Verbatim 16x (MCC04) at 5:52 with Powerec off and 6:01 with Powerec on. I also burned TY 8x (DVD+R) disc at 5:53 (powerec off) and 6:05 with powerec on. It does drop down to 12x or 8x in the last .5 GB.

I did a disk quality test with the burns and the results were all in the 90's with acceptable PIEs and PIFs. If I get motivated today, I might do some reburns and post them.

So far, no problems with the fimware. It might be worth a try for some of you who are more adventurous!
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:36 pm

well howdy doo, burner1M!
long time no see!
nice to see you here again. :D
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Postby KenW on Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:01 pm

Plextor 716a TLA:0101 fw 1c04

loaded up the 1c04 fw to see about the 16x cav sure enough it does do that.

speed3.55 create data disk. Burn time 5:53

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PR off

fuji brand yuden000-T02 8x burned at 16x


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