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Best Firmware for the BenQ DW1640?

Postby stix on Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:05 pm

what's the best firmware for the 1640? Why?

thanks for any input on this.
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Postby Bhairav on Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:43 am

BSLB. No question, the later firmwares were probably coded by Lite-On engineers, 1213S/1633S vintage!

Good write quality, basically.
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Postby burninfool on Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:33 am

I like BSOB,I tried the newer ones and went back because of write and read issues.If you want to use QSuite 2.1 you must use BSMB or newer:
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Postby Ian on Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:05 am

QSuite will work with older firmwares. It just doesn't let you view the supported media.
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Postby hrbngr on Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:41 pm

My favorite f/w is also BSLB.

I only burn MCC 004 (@12x) and Yuden T02 (@8x).

Almost always 97%+ quality, somedays even better than that.
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:12 am

Speaking of QSuite, is there any reason to install the BenQ software at all?
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Postby hrbngr on Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:13 pm

I would absolutely install QSuite, so you can verify if the dvd+r is set to dvd-rom and what settings your drive is running. otherwise i generally run imgburn and dvdshrink for everything else.
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:54 pm

Doesn't Imgburn already show this before burning (or at least it can be checked and changed if necessary)? Also, Nero InfoTool does all this as well I think.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:47 am

i don't think InfoTool shows this. but Nero CDSpeed does.

QSuite has a FE/TE test to check the media quality. but i don't know much about it.
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:13 pm

As long as it doesn't conflict with any other software I have installed, I might go ahead and install it and check it out. Thanks. 8)
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Postby TCAS on Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:24 am

I also vote for BSLB it is the best one for BenQ drive 1640 so far according to my own experiece.
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Postby KG on Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:10 pm

My 1640 came with BSMB, do official BenQ firmwares allow downgrade so I can flash BSLB on it?.
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Postby burninfool on Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:36 pm

KG wrote:My 1640 came with BSMB, do official BenQ firmwares allow downgrade so I can flash BSLB on it?.


Yes,flash away.I tried them all and went back to BSLB,DVD write quality was one problem and the newer ones have problems with audio CD's.
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