Suggestions to BenQ and/or Philips Engineers

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#21

Easywrite/Mt. Ranier firmware is a big one for me.
8x Rewritable support
When DL RW comes out, I sure hope a firmware update will let me use it.

Let me say, I am incredibly impressed with the firmware policy. Stay the course with that policy! Personally I believe that trying to increase sales by forcing people to buy new drives to get new firmware is ultimately self-defeating. If I can continue to have faith that BenQ will always release a firmware to update their drives as long as the drives are physically capable of implementing the change, I’ll happily stick with BenQ. I’ll make that long-term commitment to your company. When the hardware has to change, I’ll buy that hardware.


#22

Thx for the info wuman, I didn’t realize BenQ had an ext. version of the 1620. Just wondering if its possible to use the latest f/w updates with this drive as well. This seems to cost a little too much here in the States, so I’ll stick with the internal version & get an enclosure for it.

Also, I wasn’t aware with the new update that -R media hasn’t gotten better than it already was. This was one of BenQ’s biggest drawbacks when the drive first came out, so I’m glad to see this has changed.


#23

Thx for the info wuman, I didn’t realize BenQ had an ext. version of the 1620. Just wondering if its possible to use the latest f/w updates with this drive as well. This seems to cost a little too much here in the States, so I’ll stick with the internal version & get an enclosure for it.

BenQ drives are not that compatible with enclosures. You will have to better research for a compatible enclosure with the DW1620 before going out to buy one.

The DW1620 internal firmware could be flashed into the EW162I model, but it is NOT recommended at all. EW162I firmware uses UDMA Mode 3 and has several tunings to allow for 16x speed at USB 2.0. If you use DW1620 firmware on EW162I, chances are you will not reach 16x performance but get buffer overrun towards the end of the transfer.


#24

With the BenQ not being compatible with alot of enclosures, I’ll more than likely get the NEC ND-3500A. This is what I needed to know before making a purchase. Maybe someday I can buy a BenQ as well, but now isn’t the time.


#25

Plextor 712 can overburn DVD+ media. (Both DVD+RW and DVD+R). Sometimes it’s usefull.

regards, Stephen


#26

Plextor 712 can overburn DVD+ media. (Both DVD+RW and DVD+R). Sometimes it’s usefull.

Thanks Stephen for the information. Do you know how much more space is allowed for overburning DVD+ media on Plextor 712?


#27

Deppends on the disk, an extra 50-150 MB can be written to the disks, I tried several disks, and they work fine. (of course if the reader can handle that, Xbox does not like these overburnt disks)

regards, Stephen


#28

-Correct EFM encoding
-Improvement Ritek-media
-Improvement also on -R media


#29
  • increase read speed dvd+/-r media.

which media can overspeed 4x -> 8x ?
hope that “POMSC001002” can overspeed.


#30

Make the date for a Blu-ray release at 1Q, 2005, not 4Q, 2005.


#31

agree with sen

leadout timmings need to reduce…it is getting too long and killing the
overall burn time…


#32

I think it’s also wise if you have compatibility problems with certain media then please post the Brand, MediaCode (Place of Purchase might help as well) here so the engineers can purchase these media type and add support.


#33

can Benq show us which 4x media can burn 8x ??

possible overspeed 4x -> 8x ?
Thank you

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:POMSC001-002-000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [DVD-ROM]
Manufacturer Name : [Plasmon]
Manufacturer ID : [POMSC001]
Media Type ID : [002]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Disc Application Code : [General Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6MB = 4.38GB (4.70GB)]

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information
0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
0010 : 00 00 01 50 4f 4d 53 43 30 30 31 30 30 32 00 38 …POMSC001002.8
0020 : 23 54 37 13 02 4a 71 02 90 66 16 16 0b 0b 0a 0a #T7…Jq…f…
0030 : 01 1c 1e 0b 0c 12 12 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0040 : 01 00 38 38 02 26 60 38 06 30 22 10 08 20 1c 01 …88.&8.0".. .. 0050 : 00 00 02 26 60 38 06 30 22 10 08 20 1c 01 00 00 ...&8.0"… …

[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

when burn this media , speed drop to 4x :confused:

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:POMSI002-01-000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [DVD-ROM]
Manufacturer Name : [Plasmon]
Manufacturer ID : [POMSI002]
Media Type ID : [01]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Disc Application Code : [General Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6MB = 4.38GB (4.70GB)]

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information
0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
0010 : 00 00 03 50 4f 4d 53 49 30 30 32 30 31 00 00 38 …POMSI00201…8
0020 : 23 54 37 15 02 52 6c 02 b4 63 15 15 0b 0a 08 08 #T7…Rl…c…
0030 : 01 19 1b 0c 0c 0c 0d 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0040 : 01 00 38 38 02 26 64 1e 07 2e 23 10 04 1e 1d 01 …88.&d…#…
0050 : 00 00 02 26 64 1e 07 2e 23 10 04 1e 1d 01 00 00 …&d…#…
0060 : 02 00 54 70 02 4b 63 67 20 14 0b 0b 01 20 00 00 …Tp.Kcg … …
0070 : 00 00 02 80 63 67 20 14 0b 0b 01 20 00 00 00 51 …cg … …Q

[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]


#34

Improve DVD-R burning quality!

Even with BenQ DW1620A, fwB7P9 and quality media (TYG02) burned at recomended speed, the PIE reaches 295 and larger areas over 200!
This would never happend with DVD+R

Full media info Verbatim Datalifeplus 4,7GB Advanced AZO DVD-R 8X certified 5 pack slim pastel disc

I`m hoping for DVD-R burning quality improvements on the next firmware :cop:


#35

It would be nice to see a BenQ Engineer participate in this fourm…


#36

Sure, and a Plextor engineer in the Plex forum too!
AW, sorry for the OT, I didn’t resist… :stuck_out_tongue:

ET


#37

The Plex engineer would need flame retardant underware… :stuck_out_tongue:


#38

Hopefully the engineers are off doing productive work, but a few support technicians would do. We’d be willing to wager that there are quite a few well placed individuals lurking here, though it probably isn’t politic for them to stand in the open. Forums of this nature tend to be rather adversarial, so any vendor stepping in is likely to need asbestos underpants.

The main thing we’d like to see is the firmwares compiled in release mode, rather than debug mode. At the moment they are chocked full of debug messages and asserts. Take this stuff out, turn the optimizer on, and there will be a lot more space in the firmware to add new features.

Brother Vlad


#39

Hope they will improve support on those cheapo media like the Fornex101. I heard they are ok on other writers but I can’t get an acceptable burn.


#40

My wish list for my DW1620

Improve DVD-R writing (I have a waste bin with 20 DVD-R’s in it that worked fine on my old PX-708A and fail to write at any speed on the DW1620). Is it possible for the drive to make a more educated writing stratagy guess after completing a Qscan / media test? The drive seems to have no problems writing to really cheap + disc’s but hopelessly fails with cheap - discs.

Even better would be the ability to test a media and get the drive to auto adjust on an outer section of a disc (If not using the full disc). Would allow the drive to check stratagy and adjust if needed.

Ability to overspeed a disc upon successfuly completing a scan if the media seems suitable for it.

Ability to turn off the drives self check & force a burn on an unsuitable disc.