About 8 months or so ago I purchased a Plextor PX 716A, and for a couple months never got it to Burn a 16X DVD @ 16X with decent results (even after numerous firmware changes - I posted here about it many times elsewhere :iagree: ). I then gave up and took it back (Yes, Costco here will take these back if you've got all the original packaging - for up to a year .)
I then purchased a BenQ 1640 from another vendor (Costco only carries a very limited line of Plextor, HP, and AOpen) which has done a great job on 16X- but a terrible job on some Fuji DL (really a RICOH JPND00 ). I just upgraded the Firmware this week which is supposed to improve DL Burning but I've yet to try it :rolleyes: .
Anyway, a Buddy of mine had bought a PX-716a a couple of months after mine (at my urging :eek: ) which has performed surperb for 16X but he's never done DL. He's now building a new PC (yes his "old" one is less than 6 months old but he's pre-sold it before he even builds a new one :doh: ) The new buyer would like a Lightscribe Drive which I can buy for $48.95 Canadian = 44.23. US $ = 23.63 GB Pounds. He'll swap the PX-716a for this BenQ 1655.
So the long winded Question is: Do you think this PX-716a is worth it? (I will get the balance of the warranty.) I originally paid $ 150 for the one I took back to Costco. How does the PX-716a do with DL and current firmware?
Thanks for your Opinion.