By looking at the screenshot above you can see that while Pioneer’s new drive can read and write to most DVD formats, it does not support technologies like LightScribe or Labelflash. The region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore. According to Nero, the drive can also write CD-Text and overburn. Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select. Using this utility, you can also check the status of the drive and save the optimal writing speed to the drive. While they were able to provide a copy of the operating instructions, the drive did not come with anything else. When testing the drive’s capacity I found that the drive was able to overburn up to

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This greatly reduces compatibility problems, especially pioneer dvd-rw dvr-116d older DVD players. While they were able to provide a copy of the operating instructions, the drive did not come with anything else. While there isn’t an RPC-1 firmware available for the drive, there is a utility available that can make the drive region free. According to Nero, pioneer dvd-rw dvr-116d drive can also write CD-Text and overburn. Off by default, this LED lights up green when the drive is reading or writing.

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-116D Firmware 1.09 download

For this review the drive’s firmware has been updated to version 1. Pioneer dvd-rw dvr-116d drive Pioneer sent us for this review was manufactured in May of and had firmware 1.

Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and pioneer dvd-rw dvr-116d select. By default the drive’s jumper comes set to master.

This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are.

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While this is more than double the time it would pioneer dvd-rw dvr-116d to burn a disc at 20x, the writing quality pioneer dvd-rw dvr-116d considerably better than what we saw in our performance tests. Using this utility, you can also check the status of the drive and save the optimal writing speed to the drive. Pioneer’s new DVD writer definitely doesn’t get any bonus pioneee for looks.

There are no large Pioneer logos or anything advertising the drive’s reading and writing speeds. This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware.

Pioneer DVR-116D Specifications

By looking at the pioneer dvd-rw dvr-116d above you can see that while Pioneer’s new drive can read and write to most DVD formats, it does not support technologies like LightScribe or Labelflash.

InfoTool had no problems detecting the DVRD’s maximum reading and writing speeds, recording dvd-rrw, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer.

By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s IDE interface, power connector pioneer dvd-rw dvr-116d analog audio output connector. However, it can be enabled using the utility shown below. Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool.

Like their previous drives, they’ve kept the look of the DVRD very simple. The region can be changed five pioneer dvd-rw dvr-116d and after that it cannot be changed anymore. When testing the drive’s capacity I found that the drive was able to overburn up dvd-ew This means that Pioneer’s new drive is capable of backing up titles protected by SafeDisc 2, including version 2.

To the left of the jumper block is the analog audio connector. According to Pioneer, this function automatically adjusts the writing speed to deliver the best writing quality possible.