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New BenQ DW1655 and DW1650 Firmwares

Postby Ian on Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:37 pm

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:29 am

I doubt it, since I downloaded it from BenQ's webpage before sending it to you :P
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Postby Ian on Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:01 am

Good. I still can't find the URL you used though.
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Postby Dartman on Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:41 pm

OH Boy, thanks. Been a while since they updated it, hope it keeps getting better, now off to waste yet more media for the quest... :wink:
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Postby DeltaLima on Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:49 pm

Not yet on ftp://ftp.benq-eu.com/dvd-rw/firmware/dw1655/

Got the list of modifications?
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Postby Ian on Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:56 pm

Nope, I don't have a change log yet. They've not on the main BenQ support site either. Hopefully soon..
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Postby ItalianJob on Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:09 pm

New media in BCGB:

*DVD+RW
DAXON W81-000 8x,6x
*DVD-R
KDTTC1-TPCP2 16x,12x,8x,4x
*DVD-R9
MKM 03RD30 4x,2x
TYG11 4x,2x :o

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:23 am

I still wonder if TY will let the media come out.... even if the media is the best in the world, the format will never let it be very compatible.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:00 am

your'e talking about the TYG11 ? what is that ?
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Postby RJW on Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:10 am

TYG11 is the long rumoured Taiyo Yuden dual layer -R.
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Postby jberry on Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:20 pm

is this an official firmware? Can't see it anywhere else....
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Postby Ian on Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:28 pm

It's on BenQ China's website so its official in my book.
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Postby jberry on Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:55 am

ok....I just find it a bit strange that it is nowhere else....maybe one of those China only updates for poor media specific to that region...

thanks Ian....you figure it is ok to apply it?
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Postby [buck] on Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:29 am

Well, it is typical for BenQ firmwares to take a while (weeks, months) to make it to their international counterparts' websites. You do a make a valid point regarding the possibility of a specialized firmware for China, because BenQ did release a China-only firmware, B7S9, for the DW1620. It was supposed to be tweaked for fakes and low quality media.
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Postby jberry on Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:00 pm

ok then....has anyone tried it?

don't see it on cd freaks
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Postby Dartman on Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:21 pm

Yes, it seems to work OK so far. Dont know that it's better but it's not any worse either. Nice thing about BenQ is they don't care if you go back on a older Firmware or not. You don't like it just go back to earlier version with no mucking around :)
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Postby Ian on Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:37 pm

Looking at the change log, I probably won't update my drive.

As far as it being a specific firmware for China, I don't think that's the case. BenQ really hasn't done that sort of thing.

Keep in mind that the whole BenQ/Lite-On thing has thrown both companies for a loop. Putting the latest firmware update is probably the last thing on their mind right now.
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Postby jberry on Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:15 pm

well I did it...had original anyway (BCAB)....so why not eh?

what is the change log Ian?

thanks for the info as usual
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Postby Ian on Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:24 pm

There isn't a change log yet.. I was just looking at the list of new media Italianjob posted.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:21 pm

I'm using in it my review. All 16x DVDR media will be burned with this firmware, unless a newer one comes out soon (the same with RW and DL media).
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