BENQ DW162- the same as 1620?

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#1

Hi… My Kyphermedia just died i need a replacement, quick!
I was considering the Plextor 716 (plextor has a seal of high quality to it), but there seems to be some problems with CD recognition, which is very important to me (i am making a lot of audio compilations).
Now, everybody raves about the Benq 1620.
Here, in Montreal, Future Shop is having a good mail-in rebate on a DW-162.
Problem is, i can’t find a review of this model. Is it the same as the 1620? Anybody’s got a clue?


#2

It’s the same thing. It might be cheaper to order from NCIX.com, located out west. I believe their victoria day sale has the benq on for $55 cdn, of course, that’s the OEM model, which can be cross flashed to the pro model.


#3

Also, i was under the impression the Plextors were the best CD writer amoung the DVD drives?


#4

According to this thread, http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=136938
there is some problem with the Plextor.
It is also very expensive. (179$ vs 89$)


#5

The BenQ drive Futureshop sells is the DW1620 Pro, ok price after rebate, but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper to just buy the OEM 1620/1620 Pro, even after the FS rebate.