Here's some questions I asked BenQ about their new features, and the answers I received back:
Q1: How many times should you burn a disc with SolidBurn before you can expect optimum results?
A1: It supposes to be ONE burn with Solid Burn can get expect optimum result, unless there is a big different in media quality between each disc from the same log.
Q2: How does SolidBurn work in conjunction with Over Speed? If you burn enough discs of one type with SolidBurn, will that disc type perform better when OverSpeed is enabled?
A2: SolidBurn must activate if turn on Overspeed. No, it won’t have much different result.
<Dolphin's note: I'm not sure this is right, I need to test it more!>
Q3: Are there ANY advantages to enabling SolidBurn for media already supported by the firmware? (I haven’t seen any so far… but I’ve only tried one disc that was supported in the firmware, using SolidBurn, so far)
A3: There are several situations cause different results.
- For popular brand media (e.g MKM), enable Solidburn may not be provided a better result since the fine tune strategy is more precise than self-learning strategy. Also, famous brand normally owns good QC control to provide good quality disc with small variance.
- For small brand media, enable SolidBurn may provide better performance even it is supported by the firmware. Again, the QC control issue; small brand media vendor usually doesn’t own tight QC control which causes large variance between sample and MP discs.
- For the fake media (same MID code supported by firmware) which supposes with bad quality, enable SolidBurn may provide better result as it depends on the disc quality to find out the optimal strategy for the insert media.
Q4: Is there any way of being able to check if the media is supported by the firmware, or if it’ll be supported by default under SolidBurn? Right now I’m using Media Code Speed Edit to open the firmware (only up to BSIB is supported currently though)
A4: In fact, we have been planned to add this function into the tool. But, I don’t know if it can merge to the tool on time as QSuite (With SolidBurn & Overspeed) is going to be released officially soon.
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