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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:52 am 
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2006 OCTOBER UPDATE:
>NIL: has added the final version of his firmware. Thanks a lot Nil!

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Some useful threads:
>NIL:'s 1.14 hacked firmware.
NEC ND-3500A or Pioneer DVR-A08
Pioneer DVR-108. - >NIL:'s Beta Hacked 1.06 firmware (don't use this anymore)
pioneer 108 on sale in the uk
Pioneer DVR-108 OEM
NEC 3500 Vs. Pioneer 108 by DaMacFunkin/dvd-x-copy
Flash's tests on the 108 Vs. 3500
FW 1.06 Vs. FW1.10 16x burning test by Stewart

Reviews/Useful Webpages:
CDRinfo Review
ExtremeMhz.com Review
Tom's Hardware Review
CDR-Zone.com Review
AnandTech Review
Translated Japanese page on DL testing
Pioneer DVR-108 16xALL Test Results
Complete Pioneer Firmware Listings

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FAQ

1) Is a multiregion hack available yet?
Yes!
1. Gradius has released a RPC-1 + unlock ripping speed only patch nased on the the v1.14 firmware. Please donate as Gradius has said in his readme that he might not update his site anymore due to low donations. Download here!
2. >NIL: has finally released the v1.14 RPC-1 + 12xRip + nx4all patched firmware we've all been waiting for.
Download the patch here.
You'll also need DVRFlash 2.0 to flash your drive, which you can get here.
THIS IS NOT FOR THE FANCY XL DRIVES, ONLY THE OEM ONES.



2) Is there any media that I can burn at 16x at this time?
Yes. >NIL: has confirmed that he burnt RITEKG04 media at 16x with good results. Pioneer have confirmed that Sony, TDK & Maxell 8x media are recommended for 16x burning. Click here for TYG02 media that burns at 16x for just


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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:26 am 
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good job on this thread imo. It will be a nice place to have collected info under one heading. I will surely be keeping my eye on this thread as I plan to upgrade to a 108 from my 107 if things continue to look good for this drive.


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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:28 am 
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thank you for the support! :D

feel free to add stuff to this thread - i will edit it into my post


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Many new A08s are being offered on eBay (US) for around $100US Buy-It-Now

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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:55 pm 
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I would also add (before someone asks)

"No the Pioneer 107D cannot be upgraded to the 108" :wink:


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just posted our review of Pioneer DVR-108, let me know if you have any questions/suggestions :wink:


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nathane wrote:
I would also add (before someone asks)

"No the Pioneer 107D cannot be upgraded to the 108" :wink:


lol, added, unless it was a joke, i have seen many ppl ask that


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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:32 pm 
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YES A REVIEW!

thanks!


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_emperor wrote:
just posted our review of Pioneer DVR-108


Wow, that's a superb review!
Interesting that the drive isn't able to overburn DVD... but it's not that important anyway.
The problems with oversized CD formats remind me on earlier NEC/Pioneer drives. :(

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Cheers! That's well informative. Got 1 question though. is it possible to flash the 108 to an A08 so you can use the drive quietening firmware?? (During DVD playback) obviously you're not going to get the honeycomb or anything. Or are the drives too different??


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No, it was not possible for the 107D/107XL so it won't be for the 108/108XL either there are supposedly some important hardware differences.

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[_chef_] wrote:
Wow, that's a superb review!


Thanks mate for your support!

Let me know if you would like to see anything at the review...

ak1ra wrote:
Or are the drives too different??


I have to check this...


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thx to the guy who changed the images around


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ak1ra wrote:
Cheers! That's well informative. Got 1 question though. is it possible to flash the 108 to an A08 so you can use the drive quietening firmware?? (During DVD playback) obviously you're not going to get the honeycomb or anything. Or are the drives too different??


I asked and its not possible to use the utility at DVR-108 drives...It works only with the retail DVR-A08XLA/B


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Toge wrote:
thx to the guy who changed the images around

It was me... I fixed some typos too. You had "108LX" instead of "108XL" in a few places.

Also removed the # synbols from the title because they're quite annoying.

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well thx again :)


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Good thread (will probably become a sticky but we will need to remove the sticky clogging we have on the R/RW section first). Edited MXL RG04 -> RITEK G04
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8) Is it possible to change a 108 into a A08?
No, as there are some hardware difference between the two drives.

Huh??? doesn't A08 = 108 + Software? Are you sure yo didn't mean XL?

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wow a sticky! :D :p nah i'm dead chuffed to have a sticky on a forum such as this :D

soz, corrected now.

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Let me know if you would like to see anything at the review...


Honestly, I have no idea what could there be improved yet. :)

The only real difference to the NEC 3500 I can see is that the Pio uses Z-CLV for 16x and the NEC P-CAV, also CD burning speed differs. But is that really more important than burning quality?!? Not for me. :roll:

With luck I can check them both out this weekend, challenging together. :lol: I couldn't resist.

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I read in the review by cdrinfo.com that the drive automatically sets its booktype to DVD-ROM when burning DL media. Will it be possible to have a (hacked/patched) firmware that is able to set the booktype to DVD-ROM for -R and +R media as well ?

This would be a hell of a feature over previous Pioneer burners (i have owned a few since the A03 :) ) and definately will get me to buy one.


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DVD-R and DVD-RW don't need booktyping...

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redfoxert wrote:
I read in the review by cdrinfo.com that the drive automatically sets its booktype to DVD-ROM when burning DL media. Will it be possible to have a (hacked/patched) firmware that is able to set the booktype to DVD-ROM for -R and +R media as well ?

This would be a hell of a feature over previous Pioneer burners (i have owned a few since the A03 :) ) and definately will get me to buy one.


I cannot really answer this, but as far i know there isn't booktype possible for -R format, as for +R/+RW i don't think Pioneer will officially supports it :oops:


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Honestly, I have no idea what could there be improved yet. :)


Media hacks 16xALL tests coming soon... :wink:


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using what firmware?

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