BTW - doesn't the fact that they do not support read/write of DVD-RAM format - make them inferior to the LG 4167 ?
Only if you need DVD-RAM. The DW1640 supports a number of other features that the LG doesn't have.
Thanks for the quick response!
Actually - it has been a long time since I was shopping for a new burner, and have good experience with my old LG till today, so you can say I am an LG fan... I did read the other posts, and also your excellent review on the good 1640 . Too bad the LG 4167 review is not available (yet...) .
Since the use of the burner will be for disk-data backups, I thought the DVD-RAM format was important . isn't it ?
Also it is to be used on a "weaker" PC (PIII) and I think the CPU load will be important. I noticed in your review - this drive takes more CPU power then the others (no data on the 4167 there) . I was hoping that the new one - 1650 might improve on that . Any hints on that from Benq ? We'll probably have to wait for your review...