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BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/6/2004 10:16:38 PM   
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Last minute info said that middle/end of July, BenQ will offer free firmware upgrade for DW1600A customers to upgrade to DW1620A model that would support, 16X DVD+R, 12X DVD-R and 2.4X DL, making it the fastest available DVD recorder for all formats!


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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/7/2004 3:51:59 AM   
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I think this burner will be hot. With firmware-upgrade it does about everyting (except dvd-ram). According to your review it has very good writing quality and very good errorcorrection. (Now I really don't know which burner to buy!)

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/7/2004 3:58:59 AM   
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Hehe, we will wait to see how DW1620A would perform at the near future

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/7/2004 4:14:42 AM   
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As soon as BenQ prepares the firmware we will see the supported media list

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/7/2004 10:00:44 AM   
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great news

hmmm.... july? on european benq web site they write August for the release of the firwmare
however, i think i will buy thies buner :)

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/7/2004 11:53:53 AM   
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Middle/End of July is close to August

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/9/2004 11:33:41 AM   
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If this thing works, it will dominate. The other companies will have to play catch up. When did Benq get into this role?


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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/10/2004 4:55:24 PM   
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For sure BenQ is playing hard to dominate optical storage community, we will see how good the new firmware would be

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/10/2004 6:33:33 PM   
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BenQ had a poor reputation in CD burning. They're been opening eyes lately because they basically having Philips running the show for them. Philips does a lot of the design and the hard technical work, and BenQ churns out the drives. A LOT of the work is done by the chipset, and having Philips provide BenQ with their chipset is helping BenQ a lot. Whereas the current Taiwanese King, LiteOn, is using MediaTek's chip, which isn't as good. And their big-corporation buddy, Sony, is more interested in being a nasty bully than actually being helpful, unlike Philips.


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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/10/2004 11:12:12 PM   
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Well BenQ maybe had a bad reputation their DVD recorders more solid but without unique features compared with the latest LiteON drives...We will see what the future holds for us, as users

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/12/2004 1:28:52 PM   
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Now if only they spent as much money on the drives as they did on the advertising. Benq's cd writers were never highly regarded. As the owner of one, I can tell you their mediocre reputation was deserved.

Now I have enough trouble finding dvd-r media at 8x, where is the 12x media coming from? Will this be a limited number of 8x discs supported as the Plextor 708 and 712 situation?


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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 7/12/2004 1:38:55 PM   
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I wonder if it will be possible to upgrade a DW1600/1620 to a DW1630 (16x +r / 8x +rw / 4x +r9 dl) All these drives are based on the Philip's Nexperia PNX7860 chipset.

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