I'm happy to say that BenQ has just told me they are just about ready to send me my test unit!
Which means I won't have to go buy one myself
So far it looks like people will be dissapointed with the overspeeding, but the quality is inarguably there!
I wonder if the support for Prodisc media will be there or not? From BenQ's reply to my question about the problems on the DW1620, I'm not sure they can, or are interested in fixing it
BenQ wrote:Regarding your question one (the big one), I think the characteristic of Prodisc media is not fully compatible with DW1620. From experience, only modify the firmware of drive or the dye formula of the media is not possible to achieve the best result. One exception is related to the physical limitation, which is difficult to have perfect match.
No matter what, I'm looking forward to playing with this new drive!!
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media