Seems so. Benq Germany hasn't any newer.
I am aware that it is posible to reflash my BenQ DW1640 to a
Philips 1648...But would like to know if it is a better firmware than
There is not much difference, but with Philips firmware, you will lose scanning capabilities and also read speed is lower.
It is true that with the philips firmware the BenQ DW1640 Front Led
always stays OFF and only ligh ON if the drive is burning?
My Philips 1660 and my Benq 1650 (both are the same hardware) do the same here. The LED is always on if a disc is inserted. It starts blinking if you are writing to a disc.
I suggest doing some reading in our big Benq Philips section