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anyone know when the benq 1620 pro is coming out?

Postby ramlin on Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:13 am

the subject line says it all - I would like to burn a DVD burner and the benq 1620 has grabbed my "buy button" - but I would prefer to wait until the pro version comes out - anyone knows when that will be?
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Postby elfdood on Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:36 pm

It seems Benq are going to offer a free "pro" upgrade for 1620 users, I believe the firmware is in beta release and being tested as we speak...so go ahead and buy a Benq, you will not regret it :)
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Postby Ian on Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:55 pm

Yeah, the only real benefit of waiting for the "pro" is the better software bundle (Nero vs. Sonic/InterVideo). The upgrade will be available next month. I'm guessing he actual "pro" drive will be available about the same time.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:17 pm

well, i'd give it another month to drift across the ocean and arrive in the Holy Land.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:19 pm

ramlin, Lamir is the only online shop i can see that has the 1620.
859 + 39 = 898 shekels (roughly $200).
(well, the only place www.zap.co.il has them listed).

if i'm not mistaken, they are the same hardware, you can get it already and upgrade later.

i don't know why it's so expensive here. there are plenty of cheaper drive to be found.
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Postby ramlin on Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:24 pm

dodecahedron, it's NIS690 at Bug (I googled benq dw 1620 and restricted myself to il sites). I have no idea why this drive is so expensive in the holy land nor why Lamir (which usually sells drives at a good price) are selling the benq at such an expensive price...In the meantime I await the pro version, since it would be nice to get nero reloaded with the drive - however, sinve my savlinut (patience) isn't very good - I'll probably buy the 1620 next week or so - BTW, how's your LG shaping?
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:18 pm

some of the stuff Lamir sells is at a very good price, some not so at all!

DVD burners - the NEC 3500 they sell for the best price in Israel. other drives quite expensive!
it doesn't make sense.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:19 pm

my LG GSA-4160B is in it's box, once again going back to Shekem Electric.
i'm waiting for the 4163 :o #-o
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Postby hjs on Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:28 am

Ian wrote:Yeah, the only real benefit of waiting for the "pro" is the better software bundle (Nero vs. Sonic/InterVideo). The upgrade will be available next month. I'm guessing he actual "pro" drive will be available about the same time.


Next month?
Maybe even this week ;)

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=113787
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:16 am

hjs wrote:Next month?
Maybe even this week ;)


I meant this month... it's November now, right? :roll:

Anyway, we already have the B7P9 firmware. However, we have not heard when it will be released to the public.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 0&start=50

Even if they do release the firmware this week, it doesn't mean that the DW1620pro will be out at this time.
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