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AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 6/18/2005 10:19:38 AM   
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I can't believe the 1640 and 3540 are still not available and most places in the US!
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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 6/18/2005 10:40:31 AM   
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The BenQ is available in the form of a Plextor PX-740.  Who knows what hack company may have rebadged the NEC. 

As far as Plextor goes, I prefer my PX-716A... As far as BenQ goes, I'd rather buy BenQ's product than one rebadged by Plextor.  However, this has got to be huge for BenQ.  Having Plextor put their name on a BenQ product.

In addition to my Plextor PX-716A, I have a BenQ DW1620 Pro... both are fine drives.  I do use the Plex more, but I am more of an Audiophile than a movie ripper or maker of my own home video's, but I'm diverse and do it all and the two drives compliment each other in my system.

Have patience.  I am looking past the BenQ 1640.  I expect greater things from BenQ in time.  Pick up a 1620 for now.  I think NewEgg.com has them for around $40 U.S.



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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 6/19/2005 3:17:36 AM   
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newegg has the 3540 but not 1640 :( why are they so slow?

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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 6/19/2005 8:52:25 AM   
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I saw the BenQ 1640 in my local Circuit City yesterday, at a whopping price of $140.00 US!  They'll never get it from me!  I wanted one for testing purposes, but no way at that price, it's even higher than the Plextor 716!


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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 6/24/2005 7:21:02 PM   
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Was it listed as a Benq?  I don't see Benq 1640's on Yahoo or pricewatch.

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I saw the BenQ 1640 in my local Circuit City yesterday, at a whopping price of $140.00 US!  They'll never get it from me!  I wanted one for testing purposes, but no way at that price, it's even higher than the Plextor 716!

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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 6/24/2005 9:18:13 PM   
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It wasn't "Listed" it was in the Retail store as stated above.


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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 6/24/2005 10:43:28 PM   
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As the Plextor 740 is the same drive hardware wise, it may be cheaper to buy the drive from Plextor, and firmware flash it to the Benq model which reportedly offers more options.


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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 6/25/2005 6:11:48 AM   
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That is what I've been thinking as well!


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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 6/26/2005 12:58:09 PM   
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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 7/5/2005 3:07:02 AM   
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well jus a few questions hope some1 wud b kind enough 2 reply
1.is the benq 1640 available at all anywhere in the us - online/locally and if at wut price, i think $140 is insane for an internal dvdrw drive
2.flasshing the plextor 740a -> benq 1640,will that have ANY issues at all and then in future is it possible 2 OFFICIALLY upgrade 2 the benq firmware n all ?

hope u nice guys cud reply soon,need 2 buy a drive within a week as i have 2 leave the states soon

thx

Soul

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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 7/5/2005 3:11:45 AM   
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and ohh yes there is a diff between those drives,the top two are oem means there will be no software coming along it and there will b no box,jus the drivei tsel

whereas the bottom two will have the boxsofwtare alone

and ohh yes black/white bezel price differs

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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 7/7/2005 1:50:50 PM   
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Sent Benq an email...here is the reply...

Thank you for your inquiry.  The DW1640 is currently unavailable and it
scheduled to be released between the end of July to the beginning ofAugust of 2005.

Once again we thank you for your interest, and please check back soon.

Thanks,Qreseller TeamBenQ America Corp.

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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 7/7/2005 1:57:35 PM   
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Wierd that we got it here in Israel .. the "Holy" **** land ..
which make me doubt abit ... about my purchase ...

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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 7/7/2005 5:52:44 PM   
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Get the Plextor 740 (same drive) with Plextools XL as a bonus!


< Message edited by MP3Mogul -- 7/7/2005 5:53:05 PM >


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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 7/7/2005 7:50:53 PM   
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Plextools XL is a 30 day trial version.  You get Plextools 2.23 for free on the disc.  Because of that...I purchased the OEM from Newegg...I already have Plextools 2.23...

Bob

But, you do get some DVD authoring software...


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RE: AUUGHHH!!! Still no 1640 in the US! - 7/8/2005 4:42:57 AM   
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Bomitch, thanks for the update, I was under the impression you got the full version.  Guess you don't get anything for free!


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