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What is the best DVD-RW with Lightscribe? I only know of 5

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Postby Scour on Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:08 pm

DeltaLima wrote:
Can you elaborate? What is BCAB?


It´s the FW-version.

Sometimes buk and retail drives from Benq use different FW
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Postby DeltaLima on Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:45 am

Scour wrote:
DeltaLima wrote:
Can you elaborate? What is BCAB?


It´s the FW-version.

Sometimes buk and retail drives from Benq use different FW


Ok and what he meant by " this fw scans pie "?
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Postby Scour on Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:06 am

DeltaLima wrote:
Ok and what he meant by " this fw scans pie "?


Benq-DVD-writers can do a burn-quality-scan (PIE, PIF and POF), look here:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/images-v ... geid=11535

He want to say that the Benq with Reatil-FW can do this tests, with Bulk-FW not
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Postby KenW on Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:34 pm

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benQ has two version of fw bulk fw "G" and retail fw "B"

io magic has GCAB notice the "G" this fw seems to be just like the retail fw BCAB notice the "B" but it cant use nero speed to scan media at speeds past 0.3x on other hand the retail fw BCAB seems to scan at 8x just like the 1620 and 1640 do.
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Postby DeltaLima on Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:06 pm

KenW wrote:DeltaLima

benQ has two version of fw bulk fw "G" and retail fw "B"

io magic has GCAB notice the "G" this fw seems to be just like the retail fw BCAB notice the "B" but it cant use nero speed to scan media at speeds past 0.3x on other hand the retail fw BCAB seems to scan at 8x just like the 1620 and 1640 do.


Could it be a 1640 with only a firmware update? Even on the retail box, if you read on the back in the Write Right feature, it is written 1640 (they forgot to update that paragraph from the 1640 box it seems).

So I guess the 1655 is physically identical to the 1640 but with a newer FW?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:17 pm

DeltaLima wrote:So I guess the 1655 is physically identical to the 1640 but with a newer FW?


I really doubt it
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:26 pm

No, it is a different drive design.
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Postby DeltaLima on Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:38 am

I read somewhere the 1655 may be faster when LightScribing. Anyone tested that?

I also heard LighScribe are woking to get the job done twice faster and I know this drive won't be twice faster... now I hope the new LightScribe is not just 2 months from now...
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Postby KenW on Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:25 pm

lightscribe is writen using dvd burning laser, the little extra that makes lightscribe work is a laser to read the hub ring LS index marks, so faster burning is not hardware but only media and LS driver updates as the dvd writing laser can burn at 16x as we know, but LS is speed dependent on LS label side dye and LS drivers.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 8d335c837b

I posted very good view of index marks on hub here

If you read lightscribe.com press releases they have said faster speed and more media label colours for 2006 will work on all LS drives with just a LS update to the drivers. last LS host driver is 1.4.62.1 if anyone needs it its on nero website under nero 6 updates as i recall
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Any updates on this question? What the best DVD-RW with labe

Postby jlaavenger on Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:34 am

Any updates on this question? What the best DVD-RW with label burning technology? I notice ebay has the new LG DVD-RW with lightscribe. Do you think it's better than the Lite-on w/Lightscribe or the Benq w/Lightscribe?
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I'm currently looking at

Postby jlaavenger on Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:44 am

I'm currently looking at
1. NEW Liteon / HP DVD740i 16X DVD±R/RW w/ LightScribe
2. BENQ 16X DW1655 DVD±R/RW DL LIGHTSCRIBE DVD BURNER
3. LIGHTSCRIBE INTERNAL DUAL FORMAT DVD±RW/±R by IOMAGIC
4. LG Internal 16X Super Multi DVD/CD Burner w/LightScribe LG GWA-4166B
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bump

Postby jlaavenger on Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:39 pm

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Postby Bhairav on Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:40 am

Get the Benq.
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Postby Dartman on Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:41 am

Get the BenQ or the I/O magic as long as it's got the 1655 in the box.
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