Important Firmware Update for Pioneer DVD-R/RW

DVD-R/RW RECORDERS and DRIVES REQUIRE FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR NEW HIGH-SPEED MEDIA

Consumers are called upon to implement a simple update to prevent potential recorder/drive malfunction when using new high-speed media

As the DVD Forum releases the specifications for high-speed media, Pioneer Europe NV announces that a number of its DVD-R/RW computer drives and DVD-R/RW recorders will require a firmware update in order to use the new media and avoid potential damage to the units and media. This problem is caused by a "bug" in the unit's firmware. The firmware update corrects internal code in the recorders and drives, which would otherwise malfunction when attempting to record to blank new high-speed media. The update process is simple and it is extremely important that consumers make sure it is completed prior to using the new high-speed media.

Recent tests conducted by Pioneer indicate that using the new high-speed media for recording without the firmware update will affect the following products:

  • Pioneer DVR-A03 / DVR-103 DVD-R/RW Writer
  • Pioneer DVR-A04 / DVR-104 DVD-R/RW Writer
  • Pioneer DVR-7000 DVD-R/RW Recorder
Download: Are you affected? (Utility check tool)

View: Pioneer website for BIOS update and extended info

News source: W2S

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