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What's the word on B7V9?

Postby cfitz on Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:52 pm

Firmware version B7V9 for the Benq 1620, that is. How is it? I've been out of touch for a while, so I haven't been keeping up.

I'm currently running B7P9 because on my drive it worked better than S and T. Is V worth the upgrade?

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:28 pm

depends on what you're using.... but generally if you like B7P9, then you should stick with it.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:41 pm

Hello! :P
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Postby Bhairav on Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:45 pm

cfitz, welcome back.
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:23 am

Hi guys! :D

Thanks for the feedback Rex. I don't do much DVD burning, and as a result my current supply of blank DVDs is limited to one spindle of TDK branded 8x TY DVD+R. I haven't actually opened that spindle yet, so I guess I'll stick with P at least until I see how it does with those blanks.

As for my problems with S and T, I don't remember the exact details (despite gmail's admonition to never throw anything away, I still am in the habit of purging my mailbox folders), but I believe the issue I had was with CD-RW, of all things. A disc I could read and write with P was unusable with S/T.


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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:39 am

cfitz wrote:Hi guys! :D

Thanks for the feedback Rex. I don't do much DVD burning, and as a result my current supply of blank DVDs is limited to one spindle of TDK branded 8x TY DVD+R. I haven't actually opened that spindle yet, so I guess I'll stick with P at least until I see how it does with those blanks.

As for my problems with S and T, I don't remember the exact details (despite gmail's admonition to never throw anything away, I still am in the habit of purging my mailbox folders), but I believe the issue I had was with CD-RW, of all things. A disc I could read and write with P was unusable with S/T.


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Heh, well the BenQ DW1620 was never great with CD-Rs, and even worse with CD-RWs. If you have continued problems with that, do give B7V9 a try, since I think they tweaked that a little bit specifically (I might be wrong on that, but it sticks out in my head as being right).

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Postby cfitz on Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:35 am

Thanks Rex. It looks like your recollection is correct (no surprise) according to the Benq USA support site (see point 4):

1. Incease factory OPC area for DVD-R and DVD+R 16X writing test.
2. Reboot issue with nForce chipset_P
3.4, G7T93. flash fail thru 1394 interface
4. Cannot Perform End-Track_CDR/RW_Nero
5. Update writing strategy (MJC 16x DVD+R, Giga 16x DVD-R, Ritek 16x DVD-R F1)


It is nice to have everything working at its best, but I don't want to bork 8x DVD burning in an effort to improve CD burning or 16x DVD burning (the primary areas that B7V9 seems to address), since I really don't do much if any of the latter. I have a dedicated CD-RW drive in the system that I use as my primary drive for burning CD-R and CD-RW, and I don't have any 16x DVD blanks.

I haven't been anywhere special lately. Mainly I've just reduced the amount of time I spend on the Internet in general. How about you? Anything special going on?

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