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CDRLabs DVD Writer Poll - February

DVD-R/W, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM

Choose Your Favorite DVD Writer

Poll ended at Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:21 pm

BenQ DW1640
8
31%
BenQ DW1655
6
23%
Lite-On SHW-1635S
1
4%
Lite-On SHW-16H5S
0
No votes
Lite-On SHM-165P6S
0
No votes
LG GSA-4166B
0
No votes
LG GSA-4167B
4
15%
NEC ND-3550A/3551A
1
4%
NEC ND-4550A/4551A
0
No votes
Pioneer DVR-110/A10
2
8%
Plextor PX-716A
4
15%
Plextor PX-740A
0
No votes
Plextor PX-755A
0
No votes
Samsung SH-W162C
0
No votes
Sony DRU-810A
0
No votes
Toshiba SD-R5372V
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 26

CDRLabs DVD Writer Poll - February

Postby Ian on Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:21 pm

Vote for your favorate DVD writer. By doing so, you'll hopefully help those looking to buy a new drive.

Once again, I tried to chose original drive designs that are currently available or will be soon. I also threw in a few rebadged drives from Plextor and Sony just to make it interesting.

Feel free to leave comments and an explanation as to why you voted the way you did. Also, if there's a drive you'd like to see added to the poll, let me know.

For reference, here's the top 5 drives from January's poll:
1. BenQ DW1640
2. Plextor PX-716A
3. BenQ DW1655
4. LG GSA-4167B
5. Pioneer DVR-110/A10
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:26 pm

Damn.. BenQ is off to an early lead once again. :o
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Postby Phoenix '97 on Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:50 pm

I really like my 1640, seems to record better than my 2500A and 3500A, which I've used as my primary DVD recorders in their times. It also handles that large stack of 4x media I have at 8x really well; these include PRODISC S03 and RICOHJPN R01.
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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:27 pm

A little more than a week to go and the DW1640 is still leading the pack. The DW1655 is catching up though.

I'm surprised by the poor turnout of Pioneer, NEC and Plextor owners. Maybe they aren't proud of their drives?

Come on people.. vote!
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:40 pm

Ian wrote:A little more than a week to go and the DW1640 is still leading the pack. The DW1655 is catching up though.

I'm surprised by the poor turnout of Pioneer, NEC and Plextor owners. Maybe they aren't proud of their drives?

Come on people.. vote!


Once you go BenQ, you never go back :wink:

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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:54 am

maybe if you go BenQ DW1640.
i've got a DW1620, and it's a good drive, i'm not saying it isn't, but i can't say i'm thrilled with it.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:01 pm

dodecahedron wrote:maybe if you go BenQ DW1640.
i've got a DW1620, and it's a good drive, i'm not saying it isn't, but i can't say i'm thrilled with it.


Well... for its' time it was pretty good. I think the DW1640 will hold its' own for a while longer yet though. No other drive has ever wow'd me like the DW1640.
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Postby AxBattler on Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:30 pm

Ian wrote:Damn.. BenQ is off to an early lead once again. :o

What would your choice be?
There is hardly any difference in cost between the 1640 and 1655 over here, but those polls are making me lean towards the older model :o
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:39 pm

AxBattler wrote:What would your choice be?


I own both but voted for neither. :wink:
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Postby joshuab on Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:15 am

hey what about the benq 1650

it seems to have been left out :(
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Postby Ian on Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:33 pm

joshuab wrote:hey what about the benq 1650

it seems to have been left out :(


It's in the poll for March.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:13 pm

Does anyone else think BenQ should re-release the DW1640?
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Postby Dartman on Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:56 pm

Nope, its a fine writer but I think my 1655 is even better, plus it's just beginning the fine tuning by updates.
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