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which should i keep benq 800A OR nec 2500A?

Postby liteonrules on Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:40 pm

I have to sell one of them,so which one should i keep
1. NEC 2500A or
2. BENQ 800A
I only use DVD+R'S so the DVD-R is not a factor.
i must sell one them and keep the other.
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 beach-hobo on Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:20 pm

Well here's what options you have:
(1) Upgrade the BenQ DW800A to a DW822A and on 9/30 you can add DVD+9 DL support for free from BenQ.
(2) Upgrade the 2500A to a 2510A via hacked firmware to add DVD+9 DL support (unsupported by NEC).

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Postby klumy on Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:39 pm

I would keep the NEC drive.
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i should of mentioned this

Postby liteonrules on Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:41 pm

i really don't think that i will use DL support because i am not paying 15.00 per disk, so DL support is not a factore either
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 uknown1234 on Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:12 pm

keep the benq cause its a better reader aswell and burns +r nicely. also when dl media becomes cheaper and you choose to use it, then you have the fw upgrade option.
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Postby happyperoil on Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:17 pm

beach-hobo wrote:(1) Upgrade the BenQ DW800A to a DW822A and on 9/30 you can add DVD+9 DL support for free from BenQ.


upgrading the dw800a to a dw822a is not supported by Benq
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Postby hydrogen on Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:10 pm

I would do some tests with +r media and see which one burns better. Then choose to keep that one.
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Postby uknown1234 on Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:18 pm

happyperoil wrote:
beach-hobo wrote:(1) Upgrade the BenQ DW800A to a DW822A and on 9/30 you can add DVD+9 DL support for free from BenQ.


upgrading the dw800a to a dw822a is not supported by Benq

what he is refering to is using stock firmware as opposed to hacked firmware from herrie. you can use stock nec on 2510 but nec stock does not support bitsetting on +R/rw media.
hydrogen wrote:I would do some tests with +r media and see which one burns better. Then choose to keep that one.

tests have already been done and both do well with various media. the benq has advantage as it can bitset and is a better reader than the nec.
at lease IMHO I see bitseting as a plus. but if you do not need the nec as a reader and/or do not mind using hacked firmware or hp firmware for bitsetting then nec is for you.
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Postby digitaldoc on Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:05 pm

I would keep the Benq because it is a better reader.
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