Just got Benq 1650 OEM - from Austria

Here’s my new Benq 1650 OEM, bought in Austria (where i live :wink: ) .
Came with Nero Express bundled.
Manufactured: Dec. 05.
Firmware: BCAC.

Will post some scans later.

I brought one a few weeks ago and the front on ours looks different to my 1650 OEM,

As reported, there seem to be various faceplates…
My Benq 1655 (bulk) I bought in January looks like this one, only with 2 more logos.

The retail DW1650 I bought here in Germany has a faceplate like this (first defective (retail) drive I RMAd as well):


My retail 1640 looked like this.
So it seems we know the difference between the retail and the buld drives. (at leat the optical one).

i just got 1650 in India. looks the same as above. Firmware is BCDC. I have set it up as Sec Master. using Nero 7.0.8.2. Any thing i need to take care of before starting to write dvd’s ?

You could update your firmware to BCFC. Look for a RPC-1 version here
And you could use Nero 6. For me it’s much more stable than Nero 7.

I didn’t have the time to check my new Benq out - will post some scans within the next 2-3 days…

Media: Verbatim DVD+R 50er (from xmediatrade.com)
Mediacode: MCC004
Burner: Benq DW 1650 FW BCFC
Burnspeed possible: 16x
Burnspeed selected: 12x
WOPC: ON
Solidburn: ON for known media/ON for unknown
Overspeeding: ON
Software: ImageBurn 1.3.0.0

My first three burns with the new recorder. BCFC rules! :bow:




Media: Verbatim DVD+R 50er (from xmediatrade.com)
Mediacode: MCC004
Burner: Benq DW 1650 FW BCFC
Burnspeed possible: 16x
Burnspeed selected: 12x
WOPC: ON
Solidburn: ON for known media/ON for unknown
Overspeeding: ON
Software: ImageBurn 1.3.0.0

Burn number 4 & 5
This ends my first testing series. I’m now trying at 8x.



Media: Verbatim DVD+R 50er (from xmediatrade.com)
Mediacode: MCC004
Burner: Benq DW 1650 FW BCFC
Burnspeed possible: 16x
Burnspeed selected: 8x
WOPC: ON
Solidburn: ON for known media/ON for unknown
Overspeeding: ON
Software: ImageBurn 1.3.0.0

Cleared ROM and rebooted. First one @8x.


Media: Verbatim DVD+R 50er (from xmediatrade.com)
Mediacode: MCC004
Burner: Benq DW 1650 FW BCFC
Burnspeed possible: 16x
Burnspeed selected: 8x
WOPC: ON
Solidburn: ON for known media/ON for unknown
Overspeeding: ON
Software: Nero 6.6.1.4

Burns Number 2 -6






Media: Verbatim DVD+R 50er (from xmediatrade.com)
Mediacode: MCC004
Burner: Benq DW 1650 FW BCFC
Burnspeed possible: 16x
Burnspeed selected: 8x
WOPC: ON
Solidburn: ON for known media/ON for unknown
Overspeeding: ON
Software: Nero 6.6.1.4

Not as good as the previous one, but still high quality.
Would be nice to see it without the spike at the beginning…


probably just the batch. I was getting a spike at 1.8gb on a batch of TYG02 consistently, bah. lol.

Media: Verbatim DVD+R 50er (from xmediatrade.com)
Mediacode: MCC004
Burner: Benq DW 1650 FW BCFC
Burnspeed possible: 16x
Burnspeed selected: 8x
WOPC: ON
Solidburn: ON for known media/ON for unknown
Overspeeding: ON
Software: Nero 6.6.1.4

Burn 8-9