Hi Moef, sorry for the delay but it's been a busy day!
I have however had chance to have a quick look at Plextools and although my knowledge is a bit limited (never previously used the tool), it would appear that the 130 is still recognised - now as a Benq 1650V.
The use of Plextools with either the 130 or 1650V does however seem quite limited, especially compared to your 755. All the test / scan functions are disabled.
This seems strange as, although DVD-RW drives are generally used for scans etc, the 1650V should also offer this function.
A reg hack is therefore probably needed !!!!!!
After looking at the registry it would appear that Plextools cannot be altered this way however, Nero CD/DVD Speed can
The key to change is:-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero Toolkit\CD Speed\CD Quality\Blocked\
After 'Blocked' this line usually reads something like:-
Amend in to:-
After this CD/DVD speed is virtually fully usable, including quality scans, with the 1650V firmware on the 130.
The only slight problem is the questionable reliability of the 1650V scan. I have therefore tested a couple of discs using the 1650V and my DW1650. The DW1650 generally produces less errors however, the rise / fall of PIEs and PIFs are comparable. You can compensate for this a little by adjusting the scan speeds - X8 is the acceptable standard but, when the 1650V is scanning on X5 the PIEs and PIFs do fall (still not as low as shown on the DW1650 though).
On a final note don't feel too sad - Benq drives are also quality products