BENQ 1650 VS Pioneer DVR111

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#1

Anyone have any comparison between those two? I need a new burner soon but don’t know which one to get. Anyone can run me down which one of the 2 is better for -

  1. Media sensitivity(I hope to find something that don’t lockup on many cheap media)
  2. DL burning
  3. Overburning

#2

If you want this feature, BenQ is only choice (unless you include Plextor).


#3

I’ve got both & am happy about that as I think they fit together well.

Whilst both burn very well I think the 1650 has the edge but it lacks the DVD-RAM writing which I use the 111 for.

The 1650s are becoming difficult to find & I recently got myself another as a safeguard.

If you don’t want DVD-RAM capability get the 1650.


#4

And as I know, 111, don’t support booktype DVD+R media.

And for cheap media, I think that BenQ is better choice, because it have Solidburn technology, which “learns” how to burn disc with good results.


#5

okay thanks for your feedbacks… hope i am able to get a 1650 here in australia


#6

The 111D can be cross flashed to 111L to enable auto bit setting and DVDRAM, and IMO the 111s are best over all performance in CDFreaks reviews and is why I chose the 111 myself. The only knock against the 111 IMO is that it’s not a good good scanner which is unimportant to me. I recommend the Benq if scanning is important or the Pioneer if scanning is not important.


#7

I’d have to say that I think the 1650 is a marginally better burner over a wider variety of media. It’s a little hard for me to judge that though as I’ve only got 3 different top class media in stock (TY T02 , TY T03 & MCC004) . I discount my redundant spindle of Ritek G05s.


#8

When cross-flashed to 8.29 (111L) it does.


#9

I vote for Benq too… I am glad I grabbed another 1655 from a friend.


#10

I’m using low end media, basically CMC MAGs, Sony D21, and the Ritek bands. What I notice between the two: BenQ burns better, less PIF in general, and yields a slightly better burn. The Pioneer on the other hand seems to be more layman friendly and rips movies better/easier. So if you wanna burn, go BenQ, if you wanna rip, go Pioneer? Anyways, I got them both and am only mad at the BenQ cause I can’t figure out the best firmware to get a 98+ Quality Scan with 200 or less PIF.


#11

To be honest the difference in both drives is minimal…
I also have both its basically down to personal preference (in fact i still use my 1640 for some things instead of the 1650)
But go with either and you wont be dissapointed unless you want dvd-ram