BenQ DW1640 -- for DVD+-R *SL* (single layer)

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#2061

After all these years you are still putting all of us to shame. :bigsmile::cool:


#2062

Ya what he says. :bow::clap:


#2063

yea, it’s sportsmell, hello!


#2064

Great burn [I][B]jamescooley1[/B][/I]. :clap: :bow:

Contributing a burn from one of my three (okay, only two still alive) 1640’s.

MID: [B]YUDEN000-T03[/B] (Verbatim branded)
Type: [B]DVD+R[/B] 16x rated (16x in firmware)
Burned with: CD Speed 4.7.7.15, Create disc, ISO image
Burned at: [B]12x[/B]
Burn time: [B]5’ 49’’[/B]
Write Strategy: default
Pre-burn calibration: [B]11’’[/B]
Drive/Firmware: DW1640_[B]BSLB[/B]
Settings: [B]SolidBurn =off, WOPC =off[/B].
Note; this drive has been operating as reader in my HTPC for the last year or so.
[I]Sidenote:[/I] ehh… added a eec1 (actually 1.15, 2.1k less samples) Lite-On scan for comparision.

Q at all; should I upgrade to latest firmware for this media type?

:wink:








#2065

Leave it to pinto to give Mr. coolio a run for his money. Great burns guys. :clap::bow:


#2066

Here is 2 more for ya sporty(they are 2 different burns)
MID: YUDEN000 T02 (TG000041)
Type: DVD+R 8x rated (Silver Thermal)
Decoder/ripped with: AnyDVD
Encoder: DVDShrink
Burned With: Nero 7.11.6.0
Burned at: 8x speed
with BenQ DW1640/BSLB
OS/SB: Default Settings
T02@T03 write strategy w/MCSE
WOPC: ON
Perfect TRT’s




#2067

[QUOTE=pinto2;2127575]Q at all; should I upgrade to latest firmware for this media type?[/QUOTE]

For T03, I would try either of three things:

  1. A strat swap of T03@T02 with a 12x burn.

  2. An upgrade to BSRB, which may have a better built-in strategy.

  3. Turn SolidBurn ON.


#2068

[QUOTE=negritude;2128552]…2. An upgrade to BSRB, which may have a better built-in strategy…[/QUOTE]Thanks negritude. :slight_smile:
This drive is in my HTPC, don’t think upgrading firmware will do any harm.

I’ll post a burn on BSRB to compare with my BSLB burn above.

BTW, SolidBurn needs some learning, AFAIK. Don’t think I’ll spend that much time for this on current rig.
(Using Pio’s and Summy’s for burning nowdays…)


#2069

Newer firmware is not always necessarily “better”. :wink:
BSLB is still the best, even on latests discs… AFAIKS on TY-003 anyway.

MID: [B]YUDEN000-T03[/B] (Verbatim branded)
Type: DVD+R 16x rated (16x in firmware)
Burned with: CD Speed 4.7.7.15, Create disc, ISO image
Burned at: [B]12x[/B]
Burn time: [B]5’ 59’’[/B]
Write Strategy: default
Pre-burn calibration: 13’’ (observed)
Drive/Firmware: DW1640_[B]BSLB[/B]
Settings: [B]SolidBurn =off, WOPC =off[/B].
Disc scanned at: [B]1[/B]EEC.
[I]Note[/I]; this drive has been operating as reader in my HTPC for the last year or so.
[I]Note2[/I], won’t add a Litey scan because already the first half of this is worse then in my post above.
:rolleyes:





#2070

[quote=pinto2;2128622]Newer firmware is not always necessarily “better”. :wink:
BSLB is still the best, even on latests discs… AFAIKS on TY-003 anyway.

MID: [B]YUDEN000-T03[/B] (Verbatim branded)
Type: DVD+R 16x rated (16x in firmware)
Burned with: CD Speed 4.7.7.15, Create disc, ISO image
Burned at: [B]12x[/B]
Burn time: [B]5’ 59’’[/B]
Write Strategy: default
Pre-burn calibration: 13’’ (observed)
Drive/Firmware: DW1640_[B]BSLB[/B]
Settings: [B]SolidBurn =off, WOPC =off[/B].
Disc scanned at: [B]1[/B]EEC.
[I]Note[/I]; this drive has been operating as reader in my HTPC for the last year or so.
[I]Note2[/I], won’t add a Litey scan because already the first half of this is worse then in my post above.
:rolleyes:[/quote]
myself, I would burn this MID with SB and WOPC=ON.:wink:


#2071

MID: YUDEN000 T03 (TH000043)
Type: DVD+R 16x rated (Silver Thermal)
Decoder/ripped with: AnyDVD
Encoder: DVDShrink
Burned With: Nero 7.11.6.0
Burned at: 12x speed
with BenQ DW1640/BSLB
SB: ON
WOPC: ON




#2072

NU TYPE +R 16x
MCC004 @16x
SB Off, WOPC On


#2073

Man I got surprised, half vay down the 25pcs Verbatim spindle suddendly I got a new MID different from what I posted above, I found MCC-004’s. :rolleyes:

MID: [B]MCC-004[/B] (Verbatim branded)
Type: DVD+R 16x rated (16x in firmware)
Burned with: CD Speed 4.7.7.15, Create disc, ISO image
Burned at: [B]12x[/B]
Burn time: [B]6’ 29’’[/B]
Write Strategy: default
Pre-burn calibration: 12’’ (observed)
Drive/Firmware: DW1640_[B]BSRB[/B]
Settings: [B]SolidBurn =off, WOPC = ON[/B].
Disc scanned at: [B]4x 1EEC[/B].
[I]Note;[/I] this drive has been operating as reader in my HTPC for the last year or so.

[I]Edit[/I]. Adding a 8x speed scan. Things get better at end of this scan.
:wink:







#2074

TDK -R 1x
TDKG02000000 @12x(Selected 16x)
SB On, WOPC On


#2075

[quote=2601;2129159]TDK -R 1x
TDKG02000000 @12x(Selected 16x)
SB On, WOPC On[/quote]
I thought that was a 2x MID:confused:
Now that is some old media! and at 12x:bow:


#2076

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2129163]I thought that was a 2x MID:confused:
Now that is some old media! and at 12x:bow:[/QUOTE]

The disc is an original 1x media and can be supported at 2x write speed with many Drives.

http://dvd-r.jpn.org/media/TDK_1x.html


#2077

[quote=2601;2129176]The disc is an original 1x media and can be supported at 2x write speed with many Drives.

http://dvd-r.jpn.org/media/TDK_1x.html[/quote]
:flower:thank-you, I think I still have a few of these discs…somewhere.


#2078

MID: YUDEN000 T01 (TC001004)
Type: DVD+R 4x rated (Plextor)
Decoder/ripped with: AnyDVD
Encoder: DVDShrink
Burned With: Nero 7.11.6.0
Burned at: 4x speed
with BenQ DW1640/BSLB
OS/SB: Default Settings
perfect TRT



#2079

This burner is simply the best ever, isn’t it ? 5 years after the BenQ 1640, is there any burner which come close in terms of DVD+R quality (score >= 98% for MCC04) ???


#2080

I know, it is the best burner ever…:bow:…but please suggest anything that comes close at least :wink: