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Cdrinfo "reviews" the Benq DW 1655

Postby Scour on Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:16 pm

http://cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Spe ... leId=16050

I don´t have read it yet, but looks like its more a preview than a review
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Postby RJW on Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:26 pm

Probally like with the plextor drive they give a rough first impression and then later update the stuff so they can claime to be worlds first.

I've said this many times know maybe I should start doing reviews based on piece of media so I can be ultra fast and be worlds first. :-k

Also it states the following in the conclusion:
Note here that this is a preview of the DW1655 and a complete set of tests and burned media, as well as its LS capabilities will be updated soon, so stay tuned.


Then why label it big on the site as review and mention in the conclusion that it's actually a preview still.

Really the current focus on being first is making me :sick:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:41 pm

RJW wrote:Really the current focus on being first is making me :sick:


I appreciate how sites compete in trying to be first in the world to review drives. It gets something out to people who want to be the first to OWN the drive, but won't buy it unless they've seen a review. More importantly, it give me things to point people to when they ask when *MY* review will be ready :wink:

And *I* generally aim to be the last person to review a drive, since I'd rather spend the time and do it right, then rush and revise later :D
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:46 pm

omg! we r so l33t.. we r the f1rst!! give us yer hitz soz we getz rIch!

On a more serious note, the results with some 16x +R/-R media don't look so good. I don't like the fact that Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL media didn't work at that speed either.
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Postby Scour on Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:02 pm

The 1655 is a drive that mayn people wants, I guess. It´s similar with Plextor-drives, everybody wants to be the first
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:36 pm

Scour wrote:The 1655 is a drive that mayn people wants, I guess. It´s similar with Plextor-drives, everybody wants to be the first


As stated above, not me :wink:

I'm happy with being one of, or even *the* last. As Ian pointed out, there are flaws in the drive that need to be worked out. There is a very deffinate need for reviews done early, and later on. I think the "system" created by the dynamics of each site, work rather well for the most part.
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Postby squirreld on Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:06 pm

how come I cant find this model on benq american website?
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Postby DeltaLima on Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:10 pm

Maybe I should ask the question over there but why under each graph on writing quality we read:

Drive info ID:1 PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A V1.09 (#538633)

??

EDIT: ok I found out it was actually the drive used to read the quality of what the BenQ just burned. Doh!
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Postby DeltaLima on Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:51 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:And *I* generally aim to be the last person to review a drive, since I'd rather spend the time and do it right, then rush and revise later :D


Tell the truth.. once all review are out, easier to pick up a paragraph from each review to create yours, less work involved. ;-)

hehehe...
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:09 pm

DeltaLima wrote:Tell the truth.. once all review are out, easier to pick up a paragraph from each review to create yours, less work involved. ;-)

hehehe...


Sorry.. Dolph doesn't plagiarize. I can't say as much for others.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:11 pm

DeltaLima wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:And *I* generally aim to be the last person to review a drive, since I'd rather spend the time and do it right, then rush and revise later :D


Tell the truth.. once all review are out, easier to pick up a paragraph from each review to create yours, less work involved. ;-)

hehehe...


Actually, I almost never look at other reviews unless someone points me to them for some reason. It's more of a time issue then anything else.
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Postby Scour on Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:18 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
Actually, I almost never look at other reviews unless someone points me to them for some reason. It's more of a time issue then anything else.


Yeah, and thats good :)

You can trust DD, he did the review by his own and used much time to make a good review
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:25 am

Scour wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:
Actually, I almost never look at other reviews unless someone points me to them for some reason. It's more of a time issue then anything else.


Yeah, and thats good :)

You can trust DD, he did the review by his own and used much time to make a good review


Yeah, it's almost as if I have no personal life... .... wait a minute! :o
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Postby Scour on Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:00 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:
Yeah, it's almost as if I have no personal life... .... wait a minute! :o


Lol...

I hope u not have a midlife-crisis ? [-o<
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:51 am

Scour wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:
Yeah, it's almost as if I have no personal life... .... wait a minute! :o


Lol...

I hope u not have a midlife-crisis ? [-o<


Nah, I'd need to be at the middle of my life for that, and I hope to live past 45 :wink:
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Postby Ian on Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:51 pm

Has anyone else been able to overburn an extra 500MB like cdrinfo? I don't have any ProdiscS05 media here but I do have some ProdiscF01. I was able to overburn to 4609MB. Is ProdiscS05 known for its overburning capabilities?
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Postby Scour on Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:18 pm

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Postby Scour on Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:25 pm

Ian wrote:Has anyone else been able to overburn an extra 500MB like cdrinfo? I don't have any ProdiscS05 media here but I do have some ProdiscF01. I was able to overburn to 4609MB. Is ProdiscS05 known for its overburning capabilities?


I asked at Cdrinfo, but their 1655 died. They hope to get soon a new 1655 and then Minos try to overburn with Nero
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Postby DeltaLima on Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:13 am

Scour wrote:I asked at Cdrinfo, but their 1655 died.


Huh? They are rude! Hope mine will last longer...
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Postby DReborn on Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:42 am

i think one of my 1655 was DOA
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Postby Scour on Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:21 am

DReborn wrote:i think one of my 1655 was DOA


A DOA can be a damage in transit
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Postby Phoenix '97 on Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:38 pm

My local store said the 1640 has been phased out. :( Should I go for the 1655 for a new drive or perhaps one of the available NEC models? I've liked both my 2500 and 3500. :) Though my 1640 has no problems burning all my 4x media I have lying around at 8x.
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Benq DW1655 -Is this drive going to get reviewed by CDRLabs?

Postby celestial on Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:59 pm

I would have hope the replacement drives would have arrived. Any update on an official review of this drive.
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Re: Benq DW1655 -Is this drive going to get reviewed by CDRL

Postby TCAS on Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:12 am

celestial wrote:I would have hope the replacement drives would have arrived. Any update on an official review of this drive.





The drive is only $50 and this pre-review is good enough to make-up your mind whether to spend $50 or not.
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