LG? or BenQ? or BTC

vbimport

#1

Hi all

I need some help here.

I can get one of the 3 drives here.

My choice is:

LG - 12X 4120b drive (internal)
BenQ - 16X (Internal) - Not sure which model it is
BTC - 16X - 1016im (internal)

My reason’s for each are:

LG -I like - I like the LG brand - I think it is high quality (just my opinion)
-I don’t like-Only 12X - A bit outdated. I would like a black face plate - can’t get one

BenQ -I like - From the Acer brand - A good brand - BenQ is a liked brand. 16X
-I don’t like-Again I can’t get a black face plate.

BTC -I like-I can get a black face plate, 16X, 4X DL
-I don’t like- Nobody thinks BTC is the best
The choice must be based on the following things

  1. Writing quality to DVD+R media (Very important)
  2. Writing quality to other DVD Media
  3. Speed (Only moderately important) (Genuine 12X is fine)
  4. Overclocking Disks SUCCESSFULLY (with respect to write quality) - Currently I am using BenQ (Daxon) +R media
  5. Reasonable write quality to el-cheapo media (modeately important)
  6. Good (and often) firmware updates
  7. 99.9% chance of getting a successful firmware update
  8. No coasters

Thanks for your opinion

PS. Once you have voted, please give your reason for choosing


#2

What’s wrong with the LG GSA-4163?


#3

It is not yet available where I stay


#4

you can still get a 4120b??? mine crapped out on me and they replaced it with a 4160b, which does not support bitsetting. i have a dw1620 benq and nothing writes +r better, plus it also bitsets +r to rom, which i must have. unless you need dvd-ram i would go with the benq.


#5

Is the BenQ’s write quality like FANTASTIC??


#6

I voted benq because I have 1016im and think that the benq is better. The btc 1016 isn’t horrible, just not the best. Also I didn’t choose lg because it’s a 12x.

Here’s a dvd movie quality scan for my 1016im.



#7

Wow! :open_mouth: - And Verbatim? Are they good?


#8

Here is Verbitaim -R 4x (pretty good media) with the BenQ 1620 (burned at 4x), some people say it is only good with +R media, but its the best -R I have ever seen.

(in comparison, my NEC 3500 got PI Errors around 30, and my Lite-On 812S got PI Errors of around 50)

So far there is NOTHING I can say bad about my BenQ, and out of my 4 DVD burners, it is my “normal” one (I use it for normal backups etc, the others I use just for testing) :bigsmile:

Go for the BenQ!!


#9

Sounds like BenQ is the choice for you - it is more oriented to overspeeding (with non-hacked firmware) than other drives.


#10

You can definitely get black versions of both the BenQ 1620 and the LG 4163.


#11

Here… :wink:
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#12

i know they make them, but where I stay again I can’t unfortunately :frowning:

Thanks all for your comments and help.

BenQ it seems it will be, more comments votes still welcome


#13

There are exellent reviews on the mainpage (great help to find the right), if I had to decide between the three drives, I would go for the BenQ.

check out the reviews


#14

I also could not get the black version, and had to get the white OEM, but thanks to (one very kind :bow: ) CDFreak who sent me a black bezel there isnt a problem.

There is little doubt that you should go for the BenQ

Ben :slight_smile:


#15

That is lucky u got a black one :slight_smile:

WDA


#16

Edit: I have found that the benq i can get is a DW1610. I was hoping for a DW1620. What are the main differences and can the DW1610 be flashed to 1620?

Thanks

WDA


#17

No You Can Flash Dw1600 To Dw1620.
Dw1610 Has Different Hardware.


#18

What are the actual differences between the DW1610 and DW1600 or DW1620?

Thanks for the replies


#19

I’d say either get the BenQ DW1620A (You can get the Nu Technology DDW-163 which is a BenQ DW1620 at Newegg for around $62 and it comes in a black face plate and can be cross-flashed to a real BenQ.) or NEC ND-3500AG. You can’t find the 3500AG on Newegg anymore since all they have is the 3520 and I don’t know if I could really recommend the 3520 since it still looks like an iffy drive and is apparently completely different hardware wise then the 3500. I love both my NEC and BenQ equally. The BenQ is an awesome reader, writes very well to DVD+R media (it’s most preferred media), and can do disc quality scans which I think is a plus. The NEC has some drawbacks in that it isn’t as good of a reader and can’t do disc quality scans but with Liggy & Dee’s v2b4 firmware it’s just such an awesome writer. Almost back up on par with the 2500A in my opinion in that respect. :wink: