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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/4/2005 11:50:21 AM   
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found it here

Japanese manufacturer Plextor uses BenQ's design and hardware implementation for the Plextor PX-740A dual-layer DVD-burner.
Priced at US$109 (MSRP), the internal PX-740A DVD±R/RW drive offers fast performance but lacks the advanced recording features found in Plextor's PX-716 Series DVD burners. The PX-740A delivers high recording speeds of 8X DVD+R Double-Layer (DL) and 4X DVD-R Dual Layer (DL) DVD (8.5 GB), as well as 16X DVD±R on single-layer DVD media. On the other hand, PlexTools Professional software is not bundled in the retail package. This means that features such as Q-Check for CD/DVD disc quality, or GigaRec will not be available with this drive.

Such features could not be implemented in the new Plextor drive, at least not for now, since the drive is based on BenQ's design, powered by the Philips Nexperia PNX7860E chipset and reference design.

OEM drives coming from Taiwan are currently sold US$40-45 to various manufacturers, forcing most Japanese second-tier makers out of the market. This time, Plextor decided to launch an OEM drive from BenQ, in order to deliver a more affordable recorder, as a Plextor spokeperson says.


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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/5/2005 6:48:22 AM   
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a good choice from plextor to use benq dw1640, i don't know if european buyers will get 2 years warranty with the px-740 when benq offers only 1 for dw1640

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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/6/2005 1:38:01 PM   
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ANYONE CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE???

What's that in the area marked red then? I don't see it in the Plexi pic.








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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/6/2005 4:06:07 PM   
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these is the lens (backwards). Simply in this picture they are in center.

(sorry my bad english)

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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/10/2005 1:56:26 PM   
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these is the lens (backwards). Simply in this picture they are in center.

(sorry my bad english)

Yeah you're right of course, thanks!
This link has conclusive photos, showing beyond any doubt it's the same drive.
http://homepage2.nifty.com/yss/px740a/px740a.htm


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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/10/2005 7:43:50 PM   
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I just got my BenQ DW1640, and working, and it's a 'bute! Only burns Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD±Rs at 8x (no overclocking with latest firmware) but it has some VERY low error rates. I have LOT'S more testing to do though!!



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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/12/2005 3:01:21 PM   
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As far as I know BenQ burns most media at their certified speed, no overspeed though. Quality is more importand than speed.


No, BenQ 1620Pro officialy overspeed MCC003 8X @ 12X and YUDEN000 T02 8X @ 16X.


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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/13/2005 4:38:02 PM   
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Hopefully this feature will be given to 1640 in forthcoming firmwares, unless there is some hidden commercial reasons (like boosting 16X blank media sales...).

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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/22/2005 6:49:20 PM   
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Hopefully this feature will be given to 1640 in forthcoming firmwares, unless there is some hidden commercial reasons (like boosting 16X blank media sales...).



I don't think that's a "hidden" commercial reason. 16x media is barely registering in sales since most drives can burn 8x media at 12x or 16x. But most manufacturers want to switch to 16x quickly. So it'll be interesting to see what happens in the long run.


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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/23/2005 5:11:49 AM   
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last minute report: review finished... will post online tomorrow...


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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/23/2005 5:36:26 AM   
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nice =].

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RE: BenQ DW1640 review/first look - 6/23/2005 10:08:59 AM   
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Good news !
tomorrow June the 24th
GMT time = ?


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