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who makes TEAC DV-W58E?

Postby liteonrules on Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:42 pm

not the version IAN reviewed W58GA version but the W58E version.

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?in ... 8E&cat=DVD

it looks like a liteon but i have never seen a 8X SPEED LITEON DVD RW only record cdr's at 32x16x40 and only record dvd+r's w/ no dvd-r recordable support
NEC 2500A $20 10/04
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NEC 3540 for $35 9/05
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Postby dhc014 on Mon Aug 09, 2004 2:16 pm

Teac does :o

That picture is of a Liteon, but the DV-W58E is not a Liteon.
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can it be upgraded

Postby liteonrules on Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:06 pm

can it be upgrade w/firmware to DVD-R support and it this model better than LITEON 811S in writing dvd+r's
NEC 2500A $20 10/04
NEC 3500AG for $47 4/05
NEC 3540 for $35 9/05
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we both may be wrong

Postby liteonrules on Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:25 pm

went on MSN.COM AND did SEARCH and read some forums on other websites
it's either a NEC2100A(NOT NEC2500A) OR BENQ 800A
and TEAC does not make this model DV-W58E.
with the specs on computergeeks, it most likely a NEC 2100A
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 Ian on Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:45 pm

TEAC doesn't manufacturer much these days do they?
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Postby dhc014 on Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:57 pm

I have seen the internals of a DV-W58E and they are in no way similar to any other drive other than maybe the upcoming 12x Teac which is also supposedly manufactured by Teac. The DV-W58E uses a Sanyo chipsets similar to Optorite/Plextor drives, not Philips (BenQ) nor NEC.

It is interesting that some drives come with firmware 2.0B yet the only available firmware update for the drives is D0JA. I initially thought that there might be two different hardware designs released under the same model name, but The Dangerous Brothers did not agree and said that they are the same. They would know since they've recently spent a bit of time disassembling the firmware and creating a Region Free patch of D0JA.

Other recent drives from Teac appear to be unlike any other manufacturer and are likely manufactured by Teac as well.
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Postby Scour on Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:11 pm

Hello!

The 58E is definitive not a Liteon.

Untypical FW-version for a Teac

I heard rumors that it can be a Benq, but I really don´t know more.
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Postby jase on Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:06 am

If it's a Sanyo chipset I'd go with dhc, Teac drives were Sanyo for a long time.

Be interesting to see how it performs, Teac traditionally were very strong on media compatibility and burn quality.
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Postby Kennyshin on Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:35 am

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Postby jase on Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:18 pm

That drive is certainly a TEAC, if that's the final unit then it seems TEAC are back in the running, cool :)
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