Scour wrote:QS 94 is not what I like to see with high-quality 16x-media when writing @8x (my opinion).
I don't necessarily consider Sony "high-quality" in general, but even still, my belief is that a 94 score is pretty darn good - albeit on a test that might not really mean anything valid anyway.
Scour wrote:The user from the scan I posted said that there´s now higher speed than 8x possible.
Don't know what to tell you there. That user would appear to be wrong. Looking at the firmware in MCSE shows 16x. Other people have burned it at 16x. Maybe this user has a problem on his system. Hypothetically, that could also have contributed that bad burn.
Scour wrote:The fact is, that many manufacturers will bring next time some new 16x-media, which is maybe (or sure) not included in the actual Benq 1620-FW. And nobody knows whether Benq will bring new FW for the 1620 to support these newer media.
Again, as I said, if there is new 16x media available, then I could understand needing a new firmware release so that the drive supports that media. But... while I don't spend a whole lot of time reading all the forms, I haven't seen an outcry from BenQ 1620 users that they can't burn certain 16x media at that speed.
Not to mention, that thanks to ala42, we have a great tool in MCSE so that even if there was one, we could try to take care of it on our own. We can't do that with Plextor or Pioneer. And I can only compare to the Pioneer I briefly had, the BenQ drives support more media at 16x in firmware that's 7 months old than the Pionner DVR-109 whose firmware was just released a few weeks ago.
So it is all relative.