In my recordable DVD review published yesterday, I discussed how it's not yet known whether Phlips' first generation drive will be firmware upgradeable to write to DVD+R. I hope to get an answer from Philips soon, but in the meantime, while perusing a Slashdot thread, I found this interesting link to a thread in the DVDPlusRW.org forums.
The thread discusses the fact that HP's first generation DVD+RW drive, the DVD100i, will apparently not be upgradeable to support DVD+R. From the forum post:
In a statement from HP's technical operations, "there are no plans to offer the DVD+R compatibility for this drive. HP will release other drives that support both the DVD+RW and DVD+R formats."I'm sure this has a lot of DVD100i owners in a tizzy, particularly since HP apparently promised in earlier literature that the DVD100i would support DVD+R media when it was released.
Read a little farther, however and things get even more interesting. Another poster on the forum claims that she contacted HP regarding the misrepresentation and was sent a check for a full refund via Federal Express.
Depending on how much of this is true, this could result in either a lot of dissatisfied DVD100i owners, or a lot of large refund checks drawn from HP's banks. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out with the other DVD+RW manufacturers as well.
|TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: four days left and counting||2|
|Intel delivers huge bandwidth boost to Stratix 10 MX FPGAs with EMIBs||0|
|Samsung CHG displays are the first to net DisplayHDR 600 certification||3|
|Acer details specs and prices of its Ryzen Mobile-powered Swift 3s||18|
|Google Project Tango is dead—long live ARCore||10|
|Thermaltake Sync box bridges RGB LED walled gardens||3|
|Intel tips off potential 960 GB and 1.5 TB Optane SSD 900Ps||8|
|Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vegas put a big chill on spicy-hot chips||27|
|Aerocool's Project 7 P7-C1 Pro case reviewed||8|
|TR Santa was kind to me last year, so in lieu of entering I wish you all a happy RNG!||+8|