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Postby M17 on Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:50 pm

I was over at benq.com, and noticed the new dvd rewriter 1650.
How is it different than 1640.
How soon will it come out.

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Postby Ian on Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:16 pm

Looking at the specs on BenQ's website, it doesn't look any different than the DW1640.

http://www.benq.com/products/product.cfm?product=616

At one point there was some speculation that the DW1650 would have SATA, but looking at the specs, it doesn't.
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Postby Justin42 on Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:40 pm

The headline on the front page says "Lite On unveils.."... that should probably be fixed to avoid confusion. :)
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Postby Ian on Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:46 pm

Justin42 wrote:The headline on the front page says "Lite On unveils.."... that should probably be fixed to avoid confusion. :)


Yeah.. my bad. It's fixed.
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Postby Dartman on Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:19 pm

My 1600 became a 1620, then a 1620 pro and it still burns great, maybe this is the same deal. Add the new firmware upfront and change the model number. I'd hate to rush out to buy one and find out it's just my drive with a update and new model. Of course it doesn't apear to have anything added so no use in getting one for me.
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Postby Qyngali on Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:53 am

The power requirements changed from the 1640, but if it's because of a hardware change (such as a different PUH) or something else is hard to say...

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Postby Scour on Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:54 pm

Hello!

So we have to wait and see waht the 1650 can do 8)
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Postby Dartman on Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:34 pm

Did anybody notice that the screen shot of the learned media now includes 10 peices...hmmm, hope it's a upgrade for the 1640 too.
http://www.benq.com/products/product.cf ... e=features
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Postby Scour on Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:03 am

Dartman wrote:Did anybody notice that the screen shot of the learned media now includes 10 peices...hmmm, hope it's a upgrade for the 1640 too.
http://www.benq.com/products/product.cf ... e=features


Yes, you´re right. The question is, depends it on the FW or something else?
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Postby arklab on Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:42 pm

Hmmmm...

Sure looks like the Benq version of the new Plextor 18X burner.

see http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... highlight=

It would explain a lot - or am I (yet again) way out in left field? #-o
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Postby Scour on Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:48 pm

arklab wrote:Hmmmm...

Sure looks like the Benq version of the new Plextor 18X burner.

see http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... highlight=

It would explain a lot - or am I (yet again) way out in left field? #-o


No, you´re wrong.

The 760 is the 18x Plextor, the 750 looks like a Benq
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Postby Ian on Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:28 pm

Here's the official word on the DW1650. It uses a different drive design than the DW1640. It actually has more in common with their upcoming LightScribe drive, the DW1655.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:35 pm

Ian wrote:Here's the official word on the DW1650. It uses a different drive design than the DW1640. It actually has more in common with their upcoming LightScribe drive, the DW1655.


And more on top of that, the 1650 will be replacing the DW1640.... I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing though :o

Also, the DQ60 may not come to North America, since:
it only launches in seldom countries by request as DVD-RAM is not so popular in the global market so far (though there is a trend).


So I suggest not holding your breath for the DQ60 if you live in North America :o
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