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is there away to make benq800a burn dvd-r w/out paying$10

Postby liteonrules on Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:55 pm

is there a patched firmware that will make a BENQ 800A burn dvd-r without paying the $10.00 royalty charge from BENQ.
NEC 2500A $20 10/04
NEC 3500AG for $47 4/05
NEC 3540 for $35 9/05
BENQ 1620 for $36 9//05
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Postby PhotoJim on Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:34 pm

No.

Why bother upgrading though? DVD+R disc prices are low. If you use the BenQ bitsetting tool to burn the discs as DVD-ROMs, they have a much higher DVD player compatibility rate than DVD-R discs do.

I upgraded mine but I don't know why I bothered. I will burn off the few -R discs I have and stick to +.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:12 pm

don't bother... it doesn't burn DVD-R very well at all.... you need the BenQ DW1620 for that! :wink:
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Postby burninfool on Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:45 pm

BTW...the $10 firmware isn't available anymore,get a DW1620.
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thank you ya for replying

Postby liteonrules on Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:48 pm

on pricewatch.com, i can find 50 sonic dvd-r made by must001 and i get really good results w/ my nec 2500A
I pay about 10.00 for them. they are much cheaper than the dvd+r. so i thought that maybe if i update my benq800A FREE or the 10.00 fee, it might be worth it.
NEC 2500A $20 10/04
NEC 3500AG for $47 4/05
NEC 3540 for $35 9/05
BENQ 1620 for $36 9//05
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:03 am

wait a minute, they make you pay for a firmware upgrade? thats insane
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Postby RJW on Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:21 am

No it isn't. The Benq 800 officially doesn't pay for the -R licens.
The price of the firmware is for the bigest part the price of the royalties Benq has to pay for -R.
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Postby Noua on Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:17 am

Check this site at the Firmware Page... I don't know if it has what you want, but it might help you decide wether it's worth it or not to upgrade firmware... :wink:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:06 am

hoxlund wrote:wait a minute, they make you pay for a firmware upgrade? thats insane


As RJW said, that's only for licensing. And if you look at the newer DW1620 you'll see that BenQ isn't afraid of giving away free upgrades via firmware at a moments notice :wink:
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