DW1640 New Firmware supporting 4X DVD-R DL : BSHB



Here’s a new firmware from BenQ for DW1640 which enable 4X DVD-R DL Capability…



I knew they would introduce DVD-DL!

Looks like Plextor could really be OEMing the BenQ DW 1640.


suppose officially will be released soon…on support.benq.com


I wonder if they will release a version for the 1625?


BSHB drops support for several +R media. These are gone now:

CMC MAG  F01-000 8x,4x
MAXELL   001-000 8x,4x
MCC      002-000 8x,4x
RICOHJPN R01-002 8x,4x
RITEK    M02-001 8x,4x
RITEK    R02-001 8x,4x
SONY     D01-000 8x,4x
TDK      001-000 8x,4x
YUDEN000 T01-001 12x,8x,4x


hmm… this discs are still available… not a very wise decision to remove the support.


officially out

Release Reason:

  1. Fully support QSuite v1.0.
  2. Improve the compatibility with CD-R media.
  3. Support DVD-R DL media recording.


I think the Official release is (oddly) quite different. ala42 you might want to check it again.


They are identical.


Yeah… I realised I made a mistake… sorry about that :stuck_out_tongue:


are they going to add -DL for the old 1620 writer too?


Dun think so the drive is almost dead i guess.Now more on 1640.


Benq really seem to have the consumer first and foremost, if someone is looking for a company who offers amazing product life through regular updates then this is the one …

Take Other comapnies they make a new drive for each minor improvement in speed and formats…they need to look at the way in which Benq treats its consumers…

Benq :bow: :bow: