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BenQ DW1640 Still available anywhere?

Postby cosmichippo on Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:55 pm

I'm finally gonna move into this century and replace my Pioneer DVR-103.

It seems that there have been problems with each new BenQ model after the 1620 and 1640. Is there any place or way to get the DW 1640 new in the box or new and rebadged at a reasonable price anymore? I know that someone mentioned that Fry's had a rebadged drive a few weeks ago that was probably a 1640.

Also, is there a concensus on which firmware and what media seem to be ideal?

Thanks for any help,
Mike
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Postby [buck] on Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:17 pm

I wouldn't suggest killing yourself trying to find a DW1640. I just recently got a DW1650 to accompany my DW1640, and so far the DW1650 has outperformed the DW1640 in everything I've used it for.
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Postby MonsterMan on Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:27 pm

I have the 1655 (the 1650 w/LightScribe), and it kicks all kinds of butt :)
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Re: BenQ DW1640 Still available anywhere?

Postby TCAS on Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:45 pm

cosmichippo wrote:I'm finally gonna move into this century and replace my Pioneer DVR-103.

It seems that there have been problems with each new BenQ model after the 1620 and 1640. Is there any place or way to get the DW 1640 new in the box or new and rebadged at a reasonable price anymore? I know that someone mentioned that Fry's had a rebadged drive a few weeks ago that was probably a 1640.

Also, is there a concensus on which firmware and what media seem to be ideal?

Thanks for any help,
Mike


If you really want the BenQ 1640 badly then bUy CompUSA DVD writer brand which is just BenQ 1640.
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Postby stix on Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:45 pm

at the Compusa near me, the Norwood Micro box has a DW1640 in it. (You can open it to check and see) The Compusa box is a DW1650.
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