BenQ says it will offer free updates to 8X DL in the spring

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#1

:bigsmile: found this on pcworld. com anyone have any info on this :bigsmile:


#2

Hmm…is that on the 1620??

Yes I reread more carefully…yes!!! :bigsmile: :bow:


#3

Wow…that would be awsome if we got free upgrades to DL 8X writes!!!
My DW1620 keeps getting better and better.


#4

It would be even awesomer if they could get the prices down to under $2 a disk! gee is 8x r/w not far behind?


#5

how about free update to 8X +RW and 6X -RW ??? I really don’t care because I don’t use RW medias, but at least it will shut those nec owners mouth !!!


#6

Way to go BenQ!
@Hef… we can expect D/L prices to start dropping by next month to april with the introduction of 4-6x -R D/L and then 8x +R D/L. Its been a long time coming though.


#7

Or all this may just be inaccurate reporting, unfortunately. I hope they are right though. :frowning:


#8

This would rock.

/me prays


#9

i really hope they are right…as far as we know…its not possible for the 1620

the 1640 might have bteer chances


#10

Great…not possible :frowning: …I would trust eelewhm overstupid article

Hate that…wonder who mislead PCWorld


#11

lol… :smiley:


#12

Hmmmm… wait! 1640 and 1620 are the same drives? :slight_smile: If it’s possible for the 1640 then through similar firmware updates we might be able to do it. And there is MacClipper with that evil laugh… it should’ve been more like: Mwahahahaha…!!


#13

I remember someone reported that 1640’s size is smaller than 1620.
It doesn’t sound promising then.


#14

heheh, if only someone can pass me a firmware dumper for the DW16xx series, I might be able to find out more… oh well, meanwhile it’s such a horrible feeling to have raw diamonds on hand and being unable to make use of them. Quick someone cos I don’t have much time left with them… been holding them too long already.

Muahahahaha… :evil:

PS: I pass the drama mama screen test this time, I hope? :smiley:


#15

LOL, Very nice! :iagree:

That sucks that the two drives do differ in size, I thought they were twins with rebadging done. sigh :slight_smile: Oh well, we can only hope!


#16

I can confirm that to be definitely true but wait, the internals are… let’s wait for Sen to say something if he wants to.

Muahahaha… :evil:


#17

Muahahaha…:e…roughly 7 inches in lenght for the 1640…

some one posted this at HWZ


#18

no NDA infringement…:bigsmile:


#19

Hehe, it is not the final product so i can’t really make a comment. :o


#20

Can anyone confirm if the 1620 indeed can be flashed to burn 8X DL?
I’m thinking of buying a new DVD burner. I set my eyes on the DW 1640, but it is not yet in the stores in the Netherlands, so I don’t know what it will cost.
If it’s much more expensive, maybe I will chose for a 1620A or 1620 pro after all.
But then it’s very good to know, if it can be flashed to these speeds.

Thanks,
Sjaak