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New BenQ 1640 Firmware (BSNB) Is Out

Postby TCAS on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:14 am

BenQ has just released new F/W for its BenQ 1640 (BSNB), refer to BenQ WEB site for the dolwnload. I have upgraded to this new one not that impressed. Burned some TY T02 (MIJ) and Maxell RITEK R03 (MIT) but still the CDRLABS has problem adding attachment or the site management purposely has banded the attachnment function which is too bad.
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Re: New BenQ 1640 Firmware (BSNB) Is Out

Postby Ian on Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:11 am

TCAS wrote:Burned some TY T02 (MIJ) and Maxell RITEK R03 (MIT) but still the CDRLABS has problem adding attachment or the site management purposely has banded the attachnment function which is too bad.


Your upload quota is full:

[Uploaded: 5.01 MB / Quota: 5 MB / 100% of total]
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Postby TCAS on Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:44 am

So what is next move?, just give-up any uploading all together from now on?, or there is a way to clean and delete the previous uploaded files?. How others (sites) deal with this issue?, I haven't seen any problem with others yet.
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Postby oslik3 on Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:16 pm

Wanted to buy Benq 1640 for a friend yesterday - and was surprised to find out that it's no longer available in most places....

That DQ60 - is it worth buynig or should I pay extra $25-30 for 1640 OEM version (Plextor 740, Sony 810). I know DQ60 has RAM capability, but is it comparable to DVD/CD writing quality of 1640 ?

And, if I buy Plextor or Sony, would I be able to change their firmware for the original Benq's ?

this should have probably been in a separate post, not related to this thread..
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Postby MadBurner on Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:24 pm

Any direct link TCAS?

Thanks!
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Postby TCAS on Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:01 pm

MadBurner wrote:Any direct link TCAS?

Thanks!
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Here it is:

http://support.benq.com/front/BenqMain. ... =undefined
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Postby MadBurner on Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:08 pm

Many thanks TCAS!!

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Postby TCAS on Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:08 pm

You are very welcome.
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Postby Ian on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:48 pm

TCAS wrote:So what is next move?, just give-up any uploading all together from now on?, or there is a way to clean and delete the previous uploaded files?. How others (sites) deal with this issue?, I haven't seen any problem with others yet.


You'll have to delete some of your older pictures:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/faq.php#45

Otherwise you could become a subscriber. Then you'd have a 250MB quota.
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Postby thegdog on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:30 pm

oslik3 wrote:That DQ60 - is it worth buynig or should I pay extra $25-30 for 1640 OEM version (Plextor 740, Sony 810). I know DQ60 has RAM capability, but is it comparable to DVD/CD writing quality of 1640 ?

No, DQ60 is bad. Very bad if initial reports are indicative.

Scans show that the write quality is not as good as the 1640. Some features of QSuite also do not work with the new drive (which is an OEM Teac drive, if I remember correctly).

Avoid this drive. Go with an OEM of the 1640 like the Sony or Plextor.

oslik3 wrote:And, if I buy Plextor or Sony, would I be able to change their firmware for the original Benq's ?

Yes, you can crossflash using one of the flashing tools like BQFlasher.
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Postby thegdog on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:44 pm

External firmware also updated (now BEGB) and available here:
http://support.benq.com/front/BenqMain.asp?MenuHead=128&ShowType=program&FileURL=service/driverlist.asp&Dataid=19957&downloadclass=Driver&product=3731&langu=null&ops=null&GenMenu=&RootId=undefined

Can be used on internal drive as well to enable UDMA4 (versus UDMA2 of BSNB).
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Postby oslik3 on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:47 pm

thegdog wrote:
oslik3 wrote:And, if I buy Plextor or Sony, would I be able to change their firmware for the original Benq's ?

Yes, you can crossflash using one of the flashing tools like BQFlasher.


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Postby stix on Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:20 am

anyone know why the BSNB firmware update is not available at this site:

http://www.benq.us/serviceandsupport/Drivers/drivers.cfm?product=782

??
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:49 am

stix wrote:anyone know why the BSNB firmware update is not available at this site:

http://www.benq.us/serviceandsupport/Drivers/drivers.cfm?product=782

??


Because they're slow :wink:
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Postby Ian on Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:17 pm

Like most US subsidiaries, BenQ USA always lags behind.
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Postby ETP on Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:33 am

This N FW is slow burning some of my media compared to the M version!

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