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BenQ Unveils DW2000 and DW2010

Postby Ian on Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:45 am

Yay.. two more drives we won't see in the US.

http://www.benq.com/products/Storage/?tid=17
DW2000 - http://www.benq.com/products/Storage/?p ... 017&tid=17
DW2010 - http://www.benq.com/products/Storage/?p ... 979&tid=17

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Postby Scour on Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:50 pm

Benq will also not sell this in germany :(

But nice look
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why can't we by the benq in the US any more

Postby lct2005 on Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:25 pm

I have a benq dw-1640 This is a great drive and I would like to replace it with another benq drive. I was wondering why they don't sell them in the US any more?
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Postby Scour on Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:13 pm

Maybe u can get there still a Benq 1650 or 1655?

I´m not sure how good the 18x and 20x Benq-drives are, they maybe rebadged Liteon
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Re: why can't we by the benq in the US any more

Postby Ian on Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:26 pm

lct2005 wrote:I was wondering why they don't sell them in the US any more?


As a whole, BenQ was doing quite well a few years ago. Unfortunately, they extended themselves a bit too much by getting into markets they had no business being in (cell phones, etc). These failed business ventures caused them to lose money like crazy. To recover, they've cut their losses, focusing on the asian market.

As it is, BenQ never had a huge retail presense in the US. Most of their drives were sold to OEM's or through the gray market.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:07 am

for what it's worth, the reason BenQ was awesome was because of Philips' pushing them, because they OEM'd the drives for their own brand. Now Philips is doing the same with LiteON, so we may see some improvements from LiteON over their previous products. For instance, LiteON's BluRay burner is 100% Philips design :wink:
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spoiled with benq dw-1640

Postby lct2005 on Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:26 am

I have been trying to find a drive that is as reliable and durable as the benq dw-1640. the dw-1655 (lightscribe) and the dw-1650 are hard to find. can anybody suggest another drive that is reliable and has good reviews like the benq dw-1640.

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Postby Shredder on Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:39 am

Probably same as LiteOn LH-20A1H and Newegg is selling OEM version of LiteOn here
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:42 am

I like the Pioneer DVR-111D personally, it's my favourite drive after the DW1640.
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Postby Ian on Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:42 am

Shredder wrote:Probably same as LiteOn LH-20A1H and Newegg is selling OEM version of LiteOn here


I ordered myself a LH-20A1H yesterday.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:00 am

so a review will be forthcoming? great.

Ian, i know this is a bit unusal (and maybe has no place in a review), but when you do review it, i would like to know what you think of it as a scanner drive. esp. compared with older Lite-On drives such as the 160/165P6S.

i'm thinking of getting Lite-On whose primary function will be a scanning drive.
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Postby Ian on Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:10 am

dodecahedron wrote:so a review will be forthcoming? great.


Yeah, I already have an engineering sample from Lite-On but I wanted the whole retail kit.

I'll post some scanning comparisons when I get some time... which will probably be next week some time.
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Postby TCAS on Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:23 pm

WOW, these are the two fastest drives (Burners) on earth many people thought 16X is the end of tunnel. Thanks for the information this is new incentive to excite some of us for new buy and new performance chat also.
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Re: why can't we by the benq in the US any more

Postby TCAS on Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:27 pm

lct2005 wrote:I have a benq dw-1640 This is a great drive and I would like to replace it with another benq drive. I was wondering why they don't sell them in the US any more?



You can get these BenQ (1655 & 1655) as repackage under brand name "Computer Connect" , Norwood" & "Compusa" for under $ each with MIR from Compusa. Visit there.
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new benqs in US

Postby lct2005 on Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:36 pm

Does anybody know if the new benq dvd writers will be available in the US?

thanks again for all the feedback.
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Postby Ian on Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:52 am

dodecahedron wrote:Ian, i know this is a bit unusal (and maybe has no place in a review), but when you do review it, i would like to know what you think of it as a scanner drive. esp. compared with older Lite-On drives such as the 160/165P6S.


I posted a quick comparison this morning:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 405#163405

I'll post some more scans, including those from a BenQ, later tonite.
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:08 pm

TCAS wrote:WOW, these are the two fastest drives (Burners) on earth many people thought 16X is the end of tunnel. Thanks for the information this is new incentive to excite some of us for new buy and new performance chat also.


Now if we can only find some media to burn at that speed.;)
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Postby Ian on Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:54 pm

Sadly, these 20x writers only support two types at this speed... both from Taiyo Yuden.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:53 pm

Ian wrote:Sadly, these 20x writers only support two types at this speed... both from Taiyo Yuden.


Bah. TY's stuff hasn't even been that great as of late.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:35 am

Ian wrote:Sadly, these 20x writers only support two types at this speed... both from Taiyo Yuden.


Hopefully it'll support some *GOOD* media soon... like Maxell Japan or Verbatim :D
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