the first DVD burner i got was the BenQ DW1620, and that too was when it wasn't a very new model.
i've regretted not waiting a little longer and getting the 1640 that came not long after. oh well.
i happend to go yesterday to a supermarket store which isn't the one i usually go to, it's a bigger one and has an IT section.
i was very surprised to see 3 boxed 1640s on a shelf.
(note: this supermarket chain is the only
place i've ever seen the BenQ 1640 sold in Israel. the 1620 was sold in numerous places but not so the 1640. and for a long while now no BenQ DVD burners are sold in Israel. plenty of BenQ LCD screens but no DVD burners. there are
BenQ CDRW and CDROM drives strangely enough).
it got me thinking maybe to get one to replace my 1620.
i was wondering what would your opinion be of purchasing a 1640 in the present. it's been a long time 'winner' of the monthly polls and high praise from everyone. OTOH i've read posts saying that the 1650/5 are just as good and even better.
maybe the 1640 is an anachronsim now?
note: since i have the 1620 and not a newer BenQ, i never learned what all the SolidBurn and WPOC stuff is all about. are they truely very useful features?
is there a difference between various BenQ drives (specifically: 1620 vs. 1640) as far as scanning is concerned?
on the minus side, my 2nd (and last) DVD burner is LG GSA-H10L (main drive i use for burning), the 1640 would do me no good for scanning these burns.