Originally Posted by Raniel-Atero
There is NO difference between SATA drives in BDP-05/51/LX71, only some changes in firmware (by the way drives in BDP-05/51/LX08/LX71/LX91 are recorders with software locked ability to write^_^). If you mean old drives, which was IDE, than i will agree with you^_^ SATA drives are bit better, than IDE.
Maybe you've mis-interpreted my comment, my friend
I never said the drives in the 05 and in the 51 were different. Just so you know, I've been on this thread since practically the beginning since I was an early adopter of the 05, one of the 1st to get one in the US, so I've read a whole lot of posts about them
What has been confirmed is that the drives in the 05/51 are 1st gen BD-ROM drives. These players have had a higher rate of playback problems than many other players.
What I did
say is the BDP-09 has a different BD-R drive. Nothing to do with SATA vs IDE bus. Your comment about software locked is of course, true.
It has been stated by many people that BD-R drives need tighter error correction since they have to read discs recorded by other recorders. Also, it's not just a matter of FW, there are closer drive tolerances as well.
The BDP-09 has been much more tolerant of disc issues and less playback problems - proved by the track records of both players. Many 05/51 owners have had problems since the day they came out, while the 09 has been practically trouble-free.
Hope that clarifies what I was trying to say for you.