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BQ 1620..the cat's ***?

Postby jberry on Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:40 am

Man the reviews this drive has been getting.....I have been thinking of getting rid of my CW writer/DVD ROM combo (lg 4520). I already have the 4120b...think 2 writers would be good?
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Postby Ian on Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:58 pm

the cat's ass?

I've been testing a BenQ clone and have been less than impressed with the results I've been getting. Of course, they could be using an older version of the firmware...
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:15 pm

Well, if you look at my review, and ONLY look at the K-Probe results, it's not that impressive looking. If you look at the Plextools results however, the story is quite different. Also, CDFreaks' K-Probe results are quite different from mine, despite using the same drive a scan speed.

Now that I'm re-running some more tests using the BenQ as the scanner (testing @8x) the results are very similar to the Plextools ones!

Deffinatly interesting to look at. I'll post some scans later.
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Postby jberry on Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:24 pm

great!!!! I was just curious given the good reviews this drive seems to be getting and how cheap it is
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Postby uknown1234 on Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:19 am

Ian wrote:the cat's ass?

I've been testing a BenQ clone and have been less than impressed with the results I've been getting. Of course, they could be using an older version of the firmware...

what do you mean benq clone?
what exactly do you think is lacking with the 1620?
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Postby Ian on Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:24 am

It's essentially a rebadged DW1620.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:40 pm

Ian wrote:I've been testing a BenQ clone and have been less than impressed with the results I've been getting. Of course, they could be using an older version of the firmware...

can you tell us what drive that is ?
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Postby uknown1234 on Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:27 am

Ian wrote:It's essentially a rebadged DW1620.

oh ok
so how about for my second question.
what do you see that the 1620 is lacking?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:49 am

How about the ability to record DVD-Rs at 16x? With the exception of CDFreaks, and at least one member of this forum, I don't know anyone else who has managed to do this. Even with the latest firmware, my BenQ DW1620 refuses to even consider 16x recording on any DVD-R media :( However.... that is my *ONLY* serious complaint now :D
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Postby jberry on Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:00 am

with the new 1620pro version soon out, does this mean the 1620 will not have an upgrade to 4x dl?
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Postby Ian on Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:09 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:How about the ability to record DVD-Rs at 16x? With the exception of CDFreaks, and at least one member of this forum, I don't know anyone else who has managed to do this. Even with the latest firmware, my BenQ DW1620 refuses to even consider 16x recording on any DVD-R media :( However.... that is my *ONLY* serious complaint now :D


I was able to (finally) with TY -R media. But that's it so far.

jberry, it will have a FREE upgrade to 4x DL some time next month.
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Postby jberry on Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:11 am

thanks....I saw your other post before this one...all about disco-ing the 1620...bizarre
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:55 pm

Ian wrote:I was able to (finally) with TY -R media. But that's it so far.

jberry, it will have a FREE upgrade to 4x DL some time next month.


With what equivilant firmware? did it require some sort of secret password? [-o<
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