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question about autopilot for benq 48x

Postby miccha81 on Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:09 am

In Nero choose recorder info there's an option to enable autopilot. Is this some kind of automatic speed control option?
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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 11, 2003 10:31 am

That's apparently Benq's name for burn speed and laser power dynamic adjustment/optimization. Much like Optimum Write Speed Control, OPC, etc.

Where do you live?

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Postby miccha81 on Tue Mar 11, 2003 12:29 pm

I'm in michigan.

So if its checked i guess it's automatically doing all that optimization stuff? Does it matter what speed i set nero to burn at then?
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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 11, 2003 12:33 pm

Interesting. I asked because I can't find the term on Benq's USA web site, but did find it on some foreign sites.

Yes, I would leave it checked so it can do its optimization. But you can still adjust the speed downward in Nero if you find that it gives you a better burn for particular media. Think of the Nero setting as the upper limit. The "autopilot", when enabled, won't let you burn faster than what it thinks is best, nor will it cause the drive to burn faster than what you set in Nero. But it may reduce the speed of the burn if it finds it to be necessary for a good quality burn.

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Postby jase on Tue Mar 11, 2003 12:37 pm

Yeah just let it do it's thing ;)

If you find a 52x disc that'll only burn at 16x, disable it and see if you can burn faster without running into problems. That's why it's switchable, to allow for these kinds of anomalies (usually caused by the firmware not having the newest media in it's database).

Of course you should still be able to burn at slower speeds. So if the drive says 32x, you should still be able to select 16x. Personally I do this for music CDRs; select the fastest speed the drive will take without having to ramp the speed up over the course of the disc (which can have a negative effect on quality). Usually that means 16x or 24x.
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