BenQ burns +R better than -R...NO MORE!

I’m so sick of reading how GREAT the BenQ is “as long as your burning +R”… Well I think it’s time to remove that stereotype…
Check out THIS scan and tell me BenQ burns +R better than -R! :eek:

Is there a difference if you scan it at 8x rather than max, or does it make a difference in reporting?

insaneoctane > You should have posted that scan in the NEC forum :bigsmile: I’m very impressed. I have some media to take back to BB. Is that Fuji DVD-R MIJ you are using?

sumrtym > 8x and MAX are the same speed in my scans. Still waiting for insaneoctane to say what brand media he used?

i also wanted to say it…-R burns good

Burn 27 That’s -R 8X…TYG02 :love:

Until B7P9, there is some problem with DVD-R. DW1620(~B7P9) cannot read DVD-R which is burned by Panasonic drive including DVD-RAM video recorder. With B7S9, DW1620 can read it.

Another problem exists. Early PlayStation2 cannot read video DVD-R burned by DW1620.

Yes, it’s FUJI-branded DVD-R 8x MIJ :iagree:

How about this one? Ridisc (Ritek G04) @ 4x on the BenQ1620 fw B7P9

One of the best -R burns i’ve seen so far!

cool I have never used DVD-R media but the local sam’s club has 50 pack Fuji DVD-R for 34.95 so I think I might give DVD-R a shot.

Sony DVD-R, 8x Certified, “Accucore” (whatever that means), burned with Philips DVDR1640 @ Benq DW1620 B7P9, DVDDecrypter @16x:

I 02:15:26 Operation Started!
I 02:15:26 Source File: E:\DVD_VIDEO.MDS
I 02:15:26 Source File Sectors: 2.168.640 (MODE1/2048)
I 02:15:26 Source File Size: 4.441.374.720 bytes
I 02:15:26 Destination Device: [0:0:0] BENQ DVD DD DW1620 B7P9 (H:) (ATA)
I 02:15:26 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: SONY08D1) (Speeds: 2,4x; 4x; 8x; 12x; 16x)
I 02:21:13 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:05:47
I 02:21:13 Average Write Rate: 13.857 KB/s (10.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 21.348 KB/s (15.4x)

This is what I’ve been saying all along. I posted many excellent DVD-R scans and so have others in this forum from our BenQ DW1620s. Our drives are wonderful DVD+R burners and also great DVD-R burners. Did somebody say NEC owners are jealous… :slight_smile:

Check this out :wink:

BenQ DW1620A vs NEC ND-3500AG vs Pioneer DVR-A08XLA.

Media: CMC Magnetics 8x DVD-R (CMC.MAG.AE1)

Write speed: 12x

NEC seems to be the looser here :wink:

I can also say BenQ DW1620 burns DVD-R disks well enough. For some inconsistent problems, no drive is perfect. :slight_smile:

OC-FREAK > Those scans are in order of your .VS list? As in 1st BenQ, 2nd NEC, and 3rd Pioneer ? I’m going to take back some media to BB this weekend and grab me some -R’s if they have any there. MIJ’s of course. Runs some tests on my BenQ’s just to satisfy my curiosity :bigsmile:


BenQ on top - then NEC and last pioneer.

b/f teon -R 8x :slight_smile:

I’ve found that TYG02@16X looks great IF I scan it on the 1620. But if I take the same disc and scan it in my Liteon SOHW-812S using Kprobe it looks terrible (PI peaking over 100 in some cases, IIRC). So I’m not sure what that’s telling me really. I haven’t tried the reverse (taking a disc that scans well in the 812s and seeing how it does in the 1620). So I’m still a bit nervous about using TYG02 on this drive at the moment.

Hi Metaluna,

It might be useful if you could post the two TYG02 scans - one read on the 1620 and the other from the same disc read on the 812

That’s normal - BenQ written -R doesn’t scan too well in Lite-On drives (especially in the beginning). I don’t know why.

But they scan perfect in BenQ and plextor drives, so it’s two good results against one questionable…

I’d love to know the TIME for these burns as well! :wink: