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Old 6th February 2002, 00:54   #1  |  Link
Areku
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Dual layer support - Pioneer Firmware upgrade??

Hi!

A friend of mine just told me he spoke to an engineer of a well known brand (not Pioneer ) about what would happen to current customers buying a Pioneer single layer DVDR drive...

The guy told him he's not 100% sure, but he "feels" a firmware upgrade would allow the drive to actually burn dual layer DVDRs in a near future.

Do you guys think this can be physically possible or is it just a legend?

If you recall, some CD burners were "software upgradeable", going from a 12x burning speed to a 24x burning speed with just a firmware update.

What do you think of this?

Thanks!
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Old 7th February 2002, 00:30   #2  |  Link
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It doesn't sound possible to me. 12x to 24x CD recording is the same process, only faster. another layer of dvd recording sounds like something the product wasn't designed for. But don't listen to me as I know almost nothing about the technology
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Old 7th February 2002, 01:31   #3  |  Link
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I dont think that will be possible and I dont think there will come any dual layered writers at all.
because that would make the copying of a dvd movie soo easy.
thats atleast what I think but who knows.
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