BenQ DW1620 Pro or non-Pro?

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#1

Hello folks,
I ordered my BenQ DW1620 Pro black bulk on the weekend and got it today.
Fast delivery and ggod price but after opening a package I saw a device which has label “BenQ DW1620” (without PRO) on the label and looks like DW1610 version: http://www.benq-eu.com/Products/DVDRewriter/index.cfm?product=442 rathar than 1620PRO: http://www.benq-eu.com/Products/DVDRewriter/index.cfm?product=507
My questions is: how a bulk version of “DW1620 Pro”??
I know that a non-pro may be flashed as pro but I thought that they look slightly different or are at least different labeled!
Is it possible that they are being officially sold labeled as non-pro?!
Strange…
Vygi


#2

once again: it is OK if a PRO looks like this:

rather than this:

and even is labeled without “Pro” suffix!!!..

P.S. I could post some “Pioneer DVR-108 vs. BenQ DW1620” scans today+tomorow: any interest??


#3

What a surprise! I ordered my BenQ from newegg a while back and the front panel looks like the second pic. So mine is a Pro?!?! :bow:

Where did you ordered yours?

Mine has four logos:

  1. RW DVD+R DL
  2. RW DVD+R Rewriteable
  3. DVD R/RW
  4. CD Rewriteable

My OEM BenQ (I/O Magic) also has 4 logos but the tray button is big like the first pic.


#4

mine has these 4 logos as well but this is the only difference to the 1st pic… :frowning:
Most sudden thig is: the label on the top says it is a non-pro!!

I’m from Germany and ordered it from “FortKnox.de


#5

In your post#1 you said you ordered black bulk, so it’s probably OEM.

Edit: Do you see any serial numbers? No serials in the OEM, afaik.


#6

yes maybe it is OEM and maybe it is OK that the front looks that uncool but it is also labeled as “BENQ DW 1620” without mentioning “Pro”…


#7

What’s the difference between the OEM and the PRO? Can I flash my OEM with B7P9 or B7T9? (It has G7H9 in it now)


#8

OEM - have big button
Retail - have slick button and software
this all different between them. Burn, scan and if all O.K. keep.


#9

The OEM versions here don’t even have BenQ on the front bezel :eek: Just the Logos & the Big Button :iagree:

I actually bought one here for a friend last Saturday. I tested it with various firmware on numerous Media. Finally Flashed it with B7T9 RPC-1 last night and retested it. (CD - High Speed 24X CDRW, DVD+RW, DVD+Rs) Dramatic change in performanace over the various firmware. I was impressed :smiley: The CD burning alone went from about 25X to 40 X with B7T9 - and now it’ll do 4X DL :bigsmile: ) Sent it Fedex today to Brazil. I’ll bet he’ll like it :slight_smile:


#10

Wrong, OEM have serial numbers.


#11

Yes you can flash it to “B” firmware but you need to follow the instructions for cross flashing from OEM to retail firmware.

I purchased an OEM 1620 from work and cross flashed it after reading the instructions in this forum. Just do a search, sorry I’m too lazy and tired to find it right now.