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by DVD Maniac
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: AACS2 O/C v65
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: AACS2 O/C v65

Just to be clear and referring to my post on ASUS 16X. Upgrading older drives manufactured after April 2019 will not work consistently with new encryption regardless of whatever FW you use. I Have run extensive tests supporting this. LG / ASUS are clearly upgrading their Laser HW to meet new encrypt...
by DVD Maniac
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: AACS2 O/C v65
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: AACS2 O/C v65

Because the exact same disk in its current state read and played perfectly well with a newer drive on 3.10 MK which I made clear on mu post?
by DVD Maniac
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: AACS2 O/C v65
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

AACS2 O/C v65

Just re-flashed Older ASUS 16X to 3.10. No good. Seems like a firmware upgrade with an older drive cannot cope with AACS2. So another brick then unless I use it for older encryptions. Ah well, maybe build an outdoor shed from them, I reckon I have enough now. :roll: :lol: MakeMKV v1.14.5 win(x64-rel...
by DVD Maniac
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Best UHD Friendly Drive to Flash To?
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Re: Best UHD Friendly Drive to Flash To?

Also Don't forget also ripping performance depends on your ripping SW. Its all about the combination Drive+FW+Ripping Current SW and version (that's an endless game of catch-up)+Interface USB 3.0 or 3.1 or SATA+your Personal setup preferences on the PC and EVEN humidity/temperature levels at the tim...
by DVD Maniac
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Proper UHD Drive Test Procedures and Software
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: Proper UHD Drive Test Procedures and Software

My testing procedures are proprietary and you can't know them. Lol jk Just use makemkv to test I don't think pass mark is going to help you it won't say if it get read errors on disks. What I do is at least 2 UHD disks with a full folder backup with known good disks and it it gets any read errors/m...
by DVD Maniac
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: ALERT ASUS BC-12D2HT New Firmware 3.11
Replies: 11
Views: 3817

Re: ALERT ASUS BC-12D2HT New Firmware 3.11

Hi Billy,
Yes thought occurred to me but have not had time to do it yet. Its still working fine except for newer titles. Thanks for confirming it works with MK 3.10 will try tomorrow. The post I am referring to is this one
by DVD Maniac
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: ALERT ASUS BC-12D2HT New Firmware 3.11
Replies: 11
Views: 3817

Re: ALERT ASUS BC-12D2HT New Firmware 3.11

I think I have proof about downgrading. ASUS BW-16D1HT drive about 2 years old previously cross flashed with DosFlash with the much older FW''s and worked perfectly now is struggling with newer titles like the matrix UHD boxset. Spends ages booting it up with lots of jigger jiggering noises for abou...
by DVD Maniac
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Best UHD Friendly Drive to Flash To?
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Re: Best UHD Friendly Drive to Flash To?

My advice after having flashed over 100 various brands and models - ASUS Internal BW-16D1HT (Best) or BC-12D2HT if you are on a budget (but the latest FW is much improved) Why? Despite being re-badged LG's - They are cheaper than equivalent LG's They have better base firmware which if retained by MK...
by DVD Maniac
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Proper UHD Drive Test Procedures and Software
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Proper UHD Drive Test Procedures and Software

I was just wondering what others are using? My acid test Step 1 is will read well known fussy titles like Mockingjay. Step 2 run the usual benchmark tools like Passmark. The problem with Step 2 is I cannot find bench test SW specifically specified to include UHD. Anyone know of such free or otherwise?
by DVD Maniac
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: ALERT ASUS BC-12D2HT New Firmware 3.11
Replies: 11
Views: 3817

Re: ALERT ASUS BC-12D2HT New Firmware 3.11

MK firmware != UHD friendly. I believe his goal was to enable microcode access so that basically drives would not be revoked with new MKB updates and that discs can be read in raw mode. In saying that, we are fortunate that some (not all) MK firmwares have re-enabled UHD friendliness but this is no...
by DVD Maniac
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Re: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?

I ripped almost my entire library with the ASUS, I only bought the LG to test it if would read the bad "Hunger Games" discs. It didn't. Because I only have room for one drive at a time, I continued the ripping with the LG drive. It died within less than 2 months. ASUS is still alive. To really know...
by DVD Maniac
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: ALERT ASUS BC-12D2HT New Firmware 3.11
Replies: 11
Views: 3817

Re: ALERT ASUS BC-12D2HT New Firmware 3.11

Problem solved! Thanks Marty you are a star. :D Understand you need to do more testing but it worked fine for me. Build is April 2019 - Taiwan now not China curiously
by DVD Maniac
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Drives for sale, Flashing Services, where to buy...
Topic: New UHD Friendly Drives and Associated UHD Hardware. 45 Drives Sold in 2 Weeks
Replies: 12
Views: 8728

New UHD Friendly Drives and Associated UHD Hardware. 45 Drives Sold in 2 Weeks

Hello! My handle on this site might give you a clue about me. I have been playing around with Digital media (even VHS!) for decades I am now semi retired and wanted a small home based business to keep my brain in gear! I offer reasonably priced UHD Read Friendly drives, USB Adapters, Graphics Cards ...
by DVD Maniac
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: ALERT ASUS BC-12D2HT New Firmware 3.11
Replies: 11
Views: 3817

ALERT ASUS BC-12D2HT New Firmware 3.11

Just got a new one of these. Others had 3.01 which all the usual tools were fine with. New batch received with 3.11 suddenly and cannot cross flash - Error # 4
by DVD Maniac
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Re: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?

Yes was aware. So the price differential is just down to branding. Typical :roll: :roll: :roll: