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BenQ Updated Firmware - B7S9 (official)

Postby crea78 on Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:31 pm

This was posted by doorqyu over at CDFreaks.com forum. On BenQ Korea's website, you can d/l the latest offical firmware from BenQ (B7S9). Like the B7P9, it will support 4X DL & will improve the writing strategy for [AN31] DVD-R media. Included in the zip file is an up-to-date media list for both DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+R DL. So far, the new firmware seems to be doing better than B7S9.

Here is a direct link to the firmware which zevia posted: http://service.benq.com.hk/HKUploadFile/Drivers/ZIP/DW1620_Firmware_B7S9.zip

Edit: For those that want it in the .cvt extension, Brother Vlad has posted it up this version as well http://tdb.rpc1.org/original/1620B7S9.ZIP
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Postby Dartman on Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:04 am

Thanks for the heads up and link. I have one and it's great how it's almost hard to keep up with the firmware updates, and they actually improve the drive :)
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Postby jberry on Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:48 am

make note!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

from the media file in the firmware .ZIP:

For 8x DVD-R media which is able to write at 16x:
01. BenQ/ Daxon (DAXON0 08S)
02. SONY (SONY08 D1)
03. TAIYO YUDEN (TYG02)


8x to 16x...kewl
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:04 am

Those codes have supposedly been able to be burned at 16x for a very long time... although I've not personally been able to with my drive, many other people have succeeded.
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Postby uknown1234 on Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:38 am

I am still waiting on the tool to disable wopc.
the firmware was said to be geared for the chineese market and low quality media. personaly I would like to see the b7n9 firmware that was mentioned over at cdfreaks. unffortunately there is yet no way to extract the cvt file from the benq drives.
this firmware is from and out of the box benq 1620 pro.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:52 pm

Why would you want to disable WOPC?
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Postby uknown1234 on Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:23 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:Why would you want to disable WOPC?

to see how fast it will burn good media.
someone did this at cdfreaks with nec 3500 and the speed was good and quality was decent.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p ... tcount=566
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:08 pm

why isn't this firmware on the global BenQ site I wonder?
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Postby uknown1234 on Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:36 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:why isn't this firmware on the global BenQ site I wonder?

yea me too but it was said to be targeted to the hong kong area because they sell alot of lower quality media, and b7s9 is suppose to improve the burning on lower quality media not much else was said about other improvements.
some have said they like b7p9 better but with the media i use i have not seen any difference.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:57 am

I'll see if I can get an answer out of BenQ on this one... it's weird!
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Postby hjs on Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:46 am

T is out :)

Release Reasons:

1. Support Ricoh DVD+R DL [RICOHJPN D00] media.
2. Modify the writing strategy for both DVD+R & DVD-R media.
3. Support CCCD media playback.

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(ripped from cdfreaks ;) )
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:01 am

Hrm... I wonder what this will do to some of my 16x recording results? Argh! I've only got so much media, and these re-tests are killing me :o
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Postby Dartman on Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:08 pm

More testing...... #-o
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:05 am

I'll do more testing after Christmas... for some reason people in the family want me to waste precious DVD burning time hanging out with them.... weird people! :o
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Postby uknown1234 on Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:18 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:I'll do more testing after Christmas... for some reason people in the family want me to waste precious DVD burning time hanging out with them.... weird people! :o

:lol:
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