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What is better dvd burner: Benq DW1650 or DW1655?

Postby jbmagicfan on Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:58 pm

What is better dvd burner: Benq DW1650 or DW1655?


Does it do a great job in dvd and cd ripping?

Is it safe to use it as a dvd rom player too? or better to get a seperate one?

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Postby Ian on Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:09 pm

They're pretty much the same drive. The hardware is identical. It's just that the DW1655 supports LightScribe.

Both drives should work well for ripping CD's and DVD's. If I remember right, it only rips audio CD's at 40x so there are faster drives out there.

I wouldn't bother with a DVD-ROM. You'll probably get a new drive before you wear it out.
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Postby jbmagicfan on Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:14 pm

Thanks


I going to use my dvd writer as a dvd and cd burner,cd ripper,dvd ripper and as a dvd player.

also going to use it for games that come in dvd format only.

so just hoping the benq dw1650 are solid and hopefully wont wear out quickly.

What dvd media and cd media you recommend for it?

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Postby MonsterMan on Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:40 pm

I love my 1655...works great with just about any media. And if it doesn't, it's got SolidBurn (got some Memorex 16x DVD+Rs that are crap w/o it).

As for media: 8x Taiyo Yuden DVD+R or DVD-R, 16x Verbatium DVD+R, or Imation "Scratch Resistent" 8x DVD+Rs all do GREAT. Fuji 16x DVD+Rs work very well, too.

Here's an example of what it can do with good media (here, Fuji "Made In Japan" 8x DVD-Rs, made my TY):
http://i2.tinypic.com/qyy255.png

Just avoid the cheap-o off brand stuff.
BenQ 1655, BenQ 1620, LG 4167, Plex PX-716SA, Samsung SH-S162L, SH-S182M, Pioneer 111D, Lite-On SHM-165H6S and 1.9TB of HDDs to feed 'em and an X2/4800 to crunch for 'em.
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Postby TCAS on Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:50 pm

Ian answer says it all. I agree
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Postby jbmagicfan on Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:09 pm

Thanks

I ended up getting the Benq DW 1650 at newegg.com

Where the best place to get the latest firmware on it when i get it?
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Postby Ian on Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:00 pm

Get it from support.benq.com
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Postby jbmagicfan on Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:34 pm

Thanks guys

My Benq 1650 arrived.

What the best way to check my firmware version?

Still not sure what media to get for dvd and also for cd.

What is best to get dvd-r or dvd+R? what speed 8x or 16x? and a good brand i can find in the stores. That will play well in any home dvd player too.

What a good cdr brand and speed to get also?.



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Postby bill on Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:17 pm

jbmagicfan wrote:What the best way to check my firmware version?


If you don't have Nero Info Tool you can try the BenQ firmware check tool
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Postby DeltaLima on Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:48 pm

jbmagicfan wrote:My Benq 1650 arrived.

What the best way to check my firmware version?


Have you opened ther box? Is there a CD in it? What you are looking for is on the CD.
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Postby jbmagicfan on Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:47 pm

DeltaLima wrote:
jbmagicfan wrote:My Benq 1650 arrived.

What the best way to check my firmware version?


Have you opened ther box? Is there a CD in it? What you are looking for is on the CD.


yep there was a Nero 6.01.8 on the cd.

Is that a good version to have or should just i purchased the latest Nero 7?
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Postby MediumRare on Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:44 am

jbmagicfan wrote:yep there was a Nero 6.01.8 on the cd.

Is that a good version to have or should just i purchased the latest Nero 7?

Upgrade to the latest version of Nero 6 (6.6.1.4). This won't cost you anything and will give you good service until Nero has exorcised most of the bugs in Version 7.

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