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?
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