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New NEC 4551 DVD Drive Review

Postby TCAS on Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:37 pm

The new NEC DVD Drive has been reviewed and evaluated that you can find this review at the following:

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews ... leId=15548
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:45 pm

Too bad they didn't wait until Labelflash media and software was actually available. :roll:
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Postby ItalianJob on Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:58 pm

Ian wrote:Too bad they didn't wait until Labelflash media and software was actually available. :roll:


LOL ! :roll:
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Postby ItalianJob on Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:43 am

It seems LabelFlash is only for DVD, not for CD :o If it's true, I think it's very annoying...

And supposed high speed is not here when you use best quality, as for first LightScribe drives...

Am I wrong ?
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:57 am

ItalianJob wrote:And supposed high speed is not here when you use best quality, as for first LightScribe drives...

Am I wrong ?


Well.. Labelflash has a wavelength of 655nm so I'm guessing it is only DVD's. I will try to find out for sure though.

As far as the time goes, I believe you are correct. According to NEC's latest press release it takes 27 minutes at high quality.

http://www.de.nec.de/press.php/id/673/lang/ENG
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Postby ala42 on Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:40 pm

Labelflash is only for DVD because the color layer is inside the disk only and not on top.
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:19 pm

ala42 wrote:Labelflash is only for DVD because the color layer is inside the disk only and not on top.


Ah yeah.. I forgot about that.
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:17 am

I asked my contact at NECSAM. He said that Labelflash only supports DVD for now. However, support for CD's is in the works.
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Postby ItalianJob on Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:40 am

Thanks Ian.
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Postby seanc on Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:46 pm

does anyone actually use these new labeling strategies? 27 minutes?!

I print on an ink-jet printable dvd and run it through my printer in 2 minutes or less if I need a pretty label.


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Postby frank1 on Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:12 am

There is a new firmware 1.07 out for the NEC 4550:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=159116
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Postby Ian on Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:09 am

frank1 wrote:There is a new firmware 1.07 out for the NEC 4550:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=159116


Good. I've been waiting for that. Hopefully it fixes the PIF spikes I've been seeing.
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Postby Ian on Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:53 am

Nope.. still not fixed. :evil:
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Postby mdkathon on Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:00 pm

Does anyone know when this will be available in the US? I just sold my system which had a BenQ 1740 which I can't find online for a decent price anymore and do not want to buy a "placeholder" DVD-RW...
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Postby RJW on Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:29 pm

Benq 1740 hmm never seen that one I suppose it came out only at your local store. :lol:

Ian incase of the spikes I personally thought benq was still not officially supporting Scanning so I have my doubts if it ever will be fixed.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:53 pm

RJW wrote:Benq 1740 hmm never seen that one I suppose it came out only at your local store. :lol:

Ian incase of the spikes I personally thought benq was still not officially supporting Scanning so I have my doubts if it ever will be fixed.


BenQ is 100% supporting scanning. They worked directly with DVDInfoPro, and probably Nero CD/DVD Speed as well, to get it working properly in the first place.
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Postby Ian on Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:11 pm

RJW wrote:Ian incase of the spikes I personally thought benq was still not officially supporting Scanning so I have my doubts if it ever will be fixed.


I want NEC to fix it. The 4550 is doing something weird when the drive's writing speed hits 12-12.25x. Unfortunately, only BenQ drives see it.
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