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by DVD Maniac
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Re: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?

Interesting debate. Here in UK LG drives are 20% higher than ASUS suggesting higher quality Laser or Transport. But I have a 2016 manufactured ASUS 16x which is going like a trouper. :) Maybe we should start up a thread with failure rates to eliminate random issues and brand assumptions? I will setu...
by DVD Maniac
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Question : Why do manufacturers put other brands in external enclosers?
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Question : Why do manufacturers put other brands in external enclosers?

Case in point. ASUS BW-16D1H-U PRO. Inside a Pioneer Drive that can't be made UHD Friendly. Don't get it.
by DVD Maniac
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Re: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?

You make some good points here. I too have experienced some random performance with cross flashed drives but this is usually fixed with a reboot and fairy liquid treatment on the disk :) This might be manufacturer linked. What do you have ASUS LG etc? Never had a problem with ASUS but LG can be less...
by DVD Maniac
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Re: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?

This is where it gets in grey area once again about intent of use. :idea: Not going there again :lol: I agree pure hardware failures should be covered. It all begs the question : Why remove functionality that your own product supports deliberately? Pressure from Film Industry and their associated cr...
by DVD Maniac
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Re: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?

Yes that's exactly the conclusion I reached. As to whether an actual RMA return would ever spot this is debateable. HDD returns always seem far more stringent and I have had several battles with the likes of WD and Seagate etc . :lol: Please if anyone has run into any issues with returns of self fla...
by DVD Maniac
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Crossflashing Legal or Illegal?

OK so to be clear I am not addressing the legalities / moral issues surrounding media backups or whatever. That's been done to death and i'm not touching it with anyone's bargepole. Simple question is : You purchase a UHD Read Friendly Drive which is locked out by the shipped firmware. You cross-fla...
by DVD Maniac
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives
Replies: 645
Views: 273022

Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Hi all, I have used Marty's great tool on older build BW-161HT's fine. I have recently got one with this pesky 3.10 and I get "Updating Error #5". There are many threads out there and YouTube vids but I don't want yet another bricked drive! Can one of the experts here point me to the right thread / ...
by DVD Maniac
Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: SONAR.Heuristic.120?
Replies: 1
Views: 1752

SONAR.Heuristic.120?

My antivirus is picking this up on the latest installer. Anyone getting the same, i'm assuming this is a false trigger?