Based on the positive reviews I bought today a BenQ 1640 drive to complement the Plextor 716A I had before. I have one movie (original pressed DVD from India) which none of my previous drives have been able to read to the end and my standalone DVD players skip part of the movie. Since the reviews I have read claimed the BenQ drive has excellent error correcting capabilities, I was naturally eager to try if it could rip the DVD to my HD so I could make a decently working backup of it. To my disappointment the 1640 does not recognize the disc at all. It does seem to read other DVD’s ok, though I haven’t of course had that much time to evaluate it’s capabilities yet to see if there’s anything wrong.
Is BenQ not good with these kinds of discs? Is there any other drive that excels with them?