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BenQ DW1655 Details

Postby Ian on Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:09 am

BenQ's new LightScribe drive..

http://www.benq.com/NewProducts/product ... e=features

I really like the new bezel.
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Postby Scour on Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:44 am

Boah, this drives looks great =D>
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:46 am

That eject button is HUGE. It's good for those with sausage fingers. :D
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Postby MediumRare on Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:21 am

Ian wrote:That eject button is HUGE. It's good for those with sausage fingers. :D

Well, there's lot's of room now, since they did away with audio crontrols and earphone jack. :wink:

Any word on how it differs from the 1640 or 1650? There aren't any specs on BenQ's site.

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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:35 am

The specs should be the same as the DW1650. From my understanding, the two drives use the same hardware design.
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Postby Scour on Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:56 pm

Hello!

This means: No DVD-RAM :( ?
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Postby bugface on Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:13 pm

Stupid question when are DW1650 and DW1655 going to be released?
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Postby ItalianJob on Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:08 am

Scour wrote:Hello!

This means: No DVD-RAM :( ?


No. BenQ(/Teac) DQ60 is here for that...
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Postby Scour on Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:12 am

ItalianJob wrote:
Scour wrote:Hello!

This means: No DVD-RAM :( ?


No. BenQ(/Teac) DQ60 is here for that...


The first scans I saw from this drive looks not good to me :(
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Postby Gabe on Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:13 pm

Great design, I like it :)
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Postby TCAS on Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:45 pm

Is there any indication that when this drive (1655) or (1650) become available in US market?.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:20 am

TCAS wrote:Is there any indication that when this drive (1655) or (1650) become available in US market?.


Not yet... but when we get word we'll let you know! :D
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Postby ItalianJob on Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:24 pm

The choice will be difficult between the new LG 4166 (DVD-RAM+LightScribe) and the new BenQ 1655 (PI/PIF+LightScribe)... =P~
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Postby traveler on Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:28 pm

Waiting

Waiting

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Postby Scour on Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:34 pm

ItalianJob wrote:The choice will be difficult between the new LG 4166 (DVD-RAM+LightScribe) and the new BenQ 1655 (PI/PIF+LightScribe)... =P~


I hope that LG will bring a better FW for the 4166
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Postby TCAS on Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:41 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
TCAS wrote:Is there any indication that when this drive (1655) or (1650) become available in US market?.


Not yet... but when we get word we'll let you know! :D


Unless you are OEM or Distributor?, otherwise what makes you think that you get the information before any of us here?.
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Postby [buck] on Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:01 pm

TCAS wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:
TCAS wrote:Is there any indication that when this drive (1655) or (1650) become available in US market?.


Not yet... but when we get word we'll let you know! :D


Unless you are OEM or Distributor?, otherwise what makes you think that you get the information before any of us here?.


Because he's got connections in benq and in distributors/retailers. :D
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:37 pm

TCAS wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:
TCAS wrote:Is there any indication that when this drive (1655) or (1650) become available in US market?.


Not yet... but when we get word we'll let you know! :D


Unless you are OEM or Distributor?, otherwise what makes you think that you get the information before any of us here?.


Because I deal with BenQ Taiwan, and BenQ Canada, and between the two of them, I tend to get good answers to these sorts of questions. Of course, that only concerns RETAIL drives usually, so Plextor OEM's might arrive sooner then expected.
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Postby Scour on Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:18 pm

Hello!

Have the Benq LS Spec. 2? It should be faster than the old LS, but how fast?
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Postby Ian on Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:36 pm

Scour wrote:Hello!

Have the Benq LS Spec. 2? It should be faster than the old LS, but how fast?


The DW1625 should support faster LS media as well.
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Postby Scour on Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:36 pm

Ian wrote:The DW1625 should support faster LS media as well.


Do you know how long it takes with the 3 different-quality-steps
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Postby DReborn on Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:46 pm

i want this darn it...when is being released? by x-mas?
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Postby Ian on Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:01 pm

Scour wrote:Do you know how long it takes with the 3 different-quality-steps


No idea. I haven't been able to get any of the faster media yet.
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