Hi all & especially daniel who writes back,
That is an interesting statement Daniel! As I will (probably) get a BenQ DW1620 bulk (which will have the OEM firmware and should be update to a G*** firmware, regarding to the German BenQ website) and I really dont want to void my warranty, can you back that claim by some kind of document or experience?
I would guess that if I can download a genuine BenQ firmware update from BenQÂ´s Global Site (you know, www.benq.com, select “Global” or so in the Region selector), where there is no distinction between different drivetypes (DW1620 / 1620PRO firmware updates @ BenQ Global) and it updates my drive, I am still lucky, because without tricks like using a hacked firmware updater, I should not be able to do that and itÂ´s the manufacturers responsibility to prevent me from doing this. But if the updater says “drive not supported” and I do everything possible to update the drive anyway, I obviously violated the manufacturerÂ´s rules.
If I look at the firmware upgrades of the German site, they offer different branches ob firmware for bulk/OEM and Retail drives (for DW1620 bulk/retail and for DW1620 pro, page is in English for those who want to look)! [b]As anyone can see on this page, there is no disclaimer like “Using Retail firmware for bulk version or other way round voids your warranty!” which I would clearly expect if such a thing would happen.
So from common sense (and most probably German laws), if I use an original BenQ update on an original BenQ DVD writer, and it does not complain, and installs the update, they cannot void my warranty? Especially as I might have downloaded the update from the Global site, just selected my drive, downloaded the latest firmware version (they dont even mention 1620/1620A/1620PRO/1620APRO there!) and used it, they could hardly claim they warned me not to?
Daniel, as in the quote above is your opinion, please let me know whether you think / believe / or know updating bulk with retail firmware is legal?
Thanks in advance,