Hi to all on the forum! I need some help! I wanted to wait till the Lite-On DVD+_R/RW drive was out before I upgraded, but I think I am going to go with Pioneer still. I currently own a Pioneer DVR A03 DVD-R/RW Drive. For people that do not know this drive burns at 2X on DVD-R and 1X on DVD-RW Media.
Here is my dilemma and why I do not really want to upgrade, but I eventually will have to I know. I am using a program called Prassi Primo DVD. I know I know you are probably going to tell me why I do not just junk Prassi and go to the new version that is made by Veritis called Stomp, but here is why! I am able to burn 1X DVD Pro DVD-R media from http://www.meritline.com at 2X on the Prassi Primo DVD Software. Stomp Record Now Max I have tried, but it would only let me do it at 1X, and that sucks. In addition, I currently have about 350 DVD-R DVD Pro Blanks sitting on my desk still out of my 900 I ordered.
So, here is my dilemma:
1. I am torn between purchasing the new Pioneer DVR-106D 4X DVD±R/RW DVD Burner, or just using my old burner until it dies. I can purchase this bare bone Burner drive for $200.00. If you ask me that is a steal of a deal!
2. If I did get this burner, what are the chances of ever being able to burn my DVD Pro blanks at 2X speeds, because Prassi will not recognize this drive. I know this, because I talked to both Prassi and Pioneer just a few minutes ago. Is there any software that will allow this bescides what I am using?
3. If there is any chance of some hacked Firmware that will allow me to do this, do you think it will be released this year? Is this new drives firmware hackable? I am not using hacked firmware right now either. I do not care if it would void my drives warranty, just as long as I could burn at 2X again. My media is worth the sacrafice at 80 cents a pop!
4. I am open to suggestions, comments, and any help anyone can give me on this subject matter. I build computers, but when it comes to DVD Burners I do not know very much.
Thanks for any and all help or suggestions you can give me!