It seems to be more ACCURATE than a LITE-ON 167T DVD-ROM
IT is a RITEK 4X DVD-R [MID:RITEK G04] burnt by a nec-3500AG at 4x.
Wouldn’t this be better placed in the NEC forum, as the quality is determined by the writer, not the reader?
Not really its a BenQ drive and all he is saying is that the new firmware supports PIE/PIF scanning for the BenQ 1650V DVD-ROM drive.
I mean only few DVD-ROM supported this pi/pf/pof test function.
Besides LITEON 167T,another choice is appeared.
Ah ok. The only dvd-rom I had was a QSI and it supported error scans as well, but it made a mess of it. I think most dvd-roms do. This one looks quite decent. Would be interesting to compare it to a BenQ writer.
I’m curious. How does this drive perform compared to other DVD readers? Say for example: Toshiba SD-M1712, Aopen 1648/AAP Pro, etc? Safedisc reading? Ripping copy protected audio? DVD ripping speed? Noise? Thanks.
Is there a way to extract the firmware for 1650V?
BenQ 1650V firmwares can be found here, including TALE as well as newer firmware TANE.
Any reason you would like to do that?
Why do you want it? Why not download from [B]here[/B]:
I bought a 1650V DVD-ROM that came with the latest firmware TAOE. AFAIK its not available on any BENQ website. I want to play around with the Plextor PX-130A firmware, but if I revert to the BENQ firmware in future, I would be stuck with TANE which is widely available. So I would like to back up my TAOE firmware.
I have a firmware TAOE with my new 1650V that is later than TANE. My DVD-ROM was manufactured in March 2006, so its surprising that BENQ has still not updated their website.
Sorry I thought you just wanted TALE f/w. But otherwise your right TANE appears to be the latest listed f/w. Tried several sources.
I guess there is no way to backup firmware for this drive ?
Anyway, I finally located the latest firmware TAOE :
woohoo, thanks! i flashed my TANE drive with the above firmware with no issues. i also contacted the maintainer of the www.rpc1.com dvp-1650v page to list TAOE as the newest firmware
Does the 1650v overburn like the dw1650?
Can’t find the review for this “v” model…
a DVD-ROM drive cannot overburn