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Pioneer releases v1.30 firmware for A05/105

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 18 Mar 2003 15:14 User comments (4)

Pioneer releases v1.30 firmware for A05/105 Pioneer has released a new firmware for the mega-popular DVD-R drive Pioneer DVR-A05 (also known as DVR-105).
The new firmware update has these changes since v1.21:
  • DVD-R/RW Writability Improvement (further improved from V1.21)
  • DVD-R/RW Playability Improvement (further improved from V1.21)
  • CD-R/RW Writability Improvement (further improved from V1.21)
  • CD-R/RW Playability Improvement
  • Supports 2X writing on New Prodisc DVD-R Media

But as many of us already know, you should be really, really careful when upgrading Pioneer's firmware. Pioneer has a legacy of issuing firmware upgrades that wont allow downgrading back to the previous version and that have introduced various limitations on media usage (Pioneer tends to block "unauthorized" blank media manufacturers' discs from burning on its drives). So, beware. Currently the best known firmware for Pioneer A05/105 is v1.20 -- the v1.21 introduced tons of limitations for media use; many x2 discs wont burn at 2x on v1.21, but only at 1x, etc.

More information: Pioneer Australia

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4 user comments

119.3.2003 11:37

Is this best firmware for new Pioneer DVR-A05U drive that I just installed. Using XP Pro with AMD Athlon 1800+ and 256 RAM with drives. C is 80 and D is 40. CD Rom is set as master and Pioneer is set as slave. Are jumpers set correctly since Pioneer doc. is poor?

227.3.2003 17:15

can some one please post a download link


325.4.2003 8:19

Hey T2K you can go to and then click the GO to download page, then click accept the license agreement and you'll be there. Also you can try this url to get directly to the location of the file r5ta130.exe. Good Luck

42.3.2005 14:05

Is there a firmware for the pioneer DVR 104 ?If so,please post.I heard Maxell dvd companies won't be making anymore 4X just 8X! YIKES!

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