SA wrote:Does Removing the Riplock degrade the quality of the ripping? I'm thinking of moving to Liggy's 2.18 with RPC1 and Riplock removed, but I'm wondering why NEC has not increased the ripping speed officially. That seems to be the only flaw with the NEC3500.
You can't degrade the quality. When its copying data, its just copying a bunch of 1s and 0s. So the copy that appears on your hard drive will be exactly the same. There's always the possibility of errors occurring during the copy, but would more likely be caused by problems with your cables or your hard drive. The speed at which you rip shouldn't affect it.
As for why NEC has a rip lock, many (if not most) drives do. Its done so as to not cause unnecessary noise when playing DVDs. And it may also have something to do with trying to appease the MPAA.