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    DVD Writer... Yay or nay?

    Do I buy an NEC ND2500A now with only 8x burning speeds or wait a month or two for Dual Layer and possibly 16x burning speed?
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    i sawe on a couple of sites todayh the 2510 which offers dual layer burning. There is also the probability of a firmware upgrade to allow it to burn at 16x, although at the mo it is ver difficult to get 8x discs.

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    How can a firmware upgrade allow it to burn at higher speeds? It's a matter of how the laser works surely?

    Same with dual layer writing as well surely?
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    If you put the firmware from the 5510 on the 5500A you get dual layer support. Physically they are the same, just with different firmware...

    The reason you can burn at higher speeds with firmware updates is because manufacturers find ways to reach the limits of the hardware - then when they devlelop something new they stop trying to make the old stuff go faster, and focus on that. Alas my 8x CDRW drive was top of it's range and so no updates for me!
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