Asus BC-12D2HT 1.00. UHD friendly?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by weust, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. weust

    weust New Member

    I've been using this drive for several years now and never upgraded the firmware.
    It works just fine so I never looked into it, which is weird because I do it for all my other hardware (desktop, server, network, etc).

    Anyway, while searching for the firmware download page I came across this forum.
    UHD friendly sounds nice for when I finally get a UHD TV, but I can't seem to find since which firmware version UHD is supported.

    If I read things correctly it seems the focus is on v3.00 or v3.01?
    So what about v1.00?

    Also, are there any changelogs anywhere? Asus doesn't seem mention any fixes.
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    The drive that comes with 1.xx is afaik NOT uhd friendly/capable. Only the 3.xx series are

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  3. weust

    weust New Member

    Oh, so a new drive coming with v3.xx are UHD friendly or can be made UHD friendly?
    That's a bummer.

    I had a promotional code for 4K Blu-ray this week so giving it a try.
    Never hurts to try.
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    DO NOT flash that drive to try to make it UHD friendly. You will brick it. And it's a royal pain in the ass to fix if you do. Please get a new drive instead.
  5. weust

    weust New Member

    I will not flash the drive. I got that part ;-)

    When I get my UHD disc I will give it a try. If it doesn't work I will order a Asus BW-16D1HT.
    Going from 12x to 16x read is a nice bonus.

    With the ~600 Blu-ray/DVD's and 500+ audio CD's ripped I'm kinda surprised it still functions, so a backup with a UHD friendly firmware isn't a bad thing.
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    It won't work, period. No need to even try. Many have tried that before you and failed.

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