1655 or 1620 as a scanner?

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#1

which drive is better for scanning?


#2

I will go with the 1655.


#3

I still use my old 1620 for scanning, because it doesn’t give me these nasty slowdowns, which my 1650 does.


#4

Same here, prefer 1620 over my 1655.


#5

To me, both are giving nearly the same results.

Same Plextor DVD+R 16X@16X scanned on :

1/ BenQ 1620 OEM :

2/ Philips DVDR1668@BenQ 1655 :


#6

My observation is that the scanning results from BenQ 1655 with the latest firmwares are closer to the Liteon’s for some “problematic” discs. But I haven’t test it thoroughly comparing the two drives though (1620 vs 1655).


#7

Between [I]my[/I] BenQ 1620 & BenQ 1650, I much prefer [I]my[/I] BenQ 1620 for 2 main reasons:

[ul]
[li]No slowdown problems at any scanning speed.
[/li][li]No confirmed scanning anomalies so far (Both BenQ 165*/1640 have been shown to have POF but not reading problems [B]or[/B] reading problems but no problems in PIE/PIF/POF scans).
[/li][/ul]

Other users would have to do their own comparison between [I]their[/I] BenQ drives to see wether the above issues affect their drives.