Here’s a short tale of our favorite drive, the 1620. In this case, a plain clothes OEM, with G7P9.
So, my 3 year old cracks the DVD of Harry Potter 2, and he was just getting to where he liked the movie. With some surprise I found it at our local public library, so I checked it out and thought I’d have BenQ do what it does best.
The DVD has been in obvious public circulation. I had to clean off what must have been a soup of saliva, candy, grease and possibly peanut butter, just to see the scratches and circular groves. None of my 3 DVD players could show the menu.
The scan is attached below.
At the time I was running TMPGEnc on a high quality re-encoding of an old DivX treasure, with filters and such that kept at least one of the two CPU’s in my computer quite busy. There was enough power left over, though, for DVDShrink to pull out a movie from this dusty relic of a DVD in just under 30 minutes at the same time (go dual - you’ll never want to give it up if you do - even though my AMD MP2600’s are a bit dated now, I get more out of it than a single CPU machine at 4Ghz, overclocked).
The result is a faithful copy of the “unreadable” original.
Anyway, it’s just one more thing you can do with a BenQ!