Seems to be that Benq is one of the best manufacturer for DVD-writers now. But I wonder why Benq brings out new FW sometimes in regular temporal times. Plextor brings new FW when they make some improvements.
BTW, can you tell me why Benq make so extremly ugly drives? When I see a Philips Reatil-drive with the same technic like Benq, I don´t understand it.
Maybe I buy a Philips and try to flash to Benq?
Well, they were bringing out new fimwares almost weekly trying to quickly get a few bugs sorted out... but now they're taking their time and working hard on the new releases. I'm quite interested to see what B7U9 will bring... although I have some concerns from what I've already seen
As for drive design... I think they could learn a lot from Pioneer! (or the Pioneer XL series at least ). But I think drive design is very subjective. Personally, out of all the drive I own (or have owned) I think I like my LG 4163B's design the least. I just don't like the circular eject button for some reason.
I actually really like the Plextor's front bezel, simply because it's quite simple looking, yet the little black bar on the white bezel adds a certain something to it that many other drives don't have. It's a small thing, but I like it.