When is new firmware for 1620Pro coming out? Many bugs to be fixed

vbimport

#1

Still lots of improvement to be done on 1620, and no firmware updates coming out the last 2 months. The -R bug and 4x scan disc error problem and whole lot more. BENQ if u dont release a new firmware I will be forced to but 1640 insted. :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

i think many people use this drive mainly for +R media, if you want a good -R burner go NEC…i am; fed up with the -R abilities unless i feed it expensive media.


#3

Get 1640 then. :slight_smile:


#4

Maybe it’s what they want :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

just buy the offical ritek -media with g05 dye works great with my 1620pro!


#6

You must be lucky to have gotten a decent batch. Most Ritek media floating around is complete trash. :Z


#7

my BenQ 1620 FW B7V9 burns TDK -R TTG02 better than my NEC 3520 with hacked FW 1.0UF and official FW 3.04. I do not have many blank media so my testing is limitted.


#8

the 1620 has EOL…but support for firmware will remain…


#9

what else is there to fix??..-R burns great for most…ppl…on those media code supported…

and why would you want to scan at 4x??..8x is the default here…

i scanned at 4x i get no error…is it your setup??..

whole lot more??..what else…shoot…


#10

Well, it doesn’t burn it exactly right though. Many people using the 1620 to burn backups for their game consoles have found that it’s -R burns wont boot reliably on their console.

This has been well documented on this forum as well as some PS2 forums - do a quick search (ScottFarcuz I belive initiated the thread here).

They don’t always work on set top DVD players either -> a friend of mine has a Toshiba portable DVD player that plays -R burns from LiteOns and NECs without issue (but wont do +Rs unless bit set to DVD-ROM) but it wont play a -R from a 1620 for love nor money!

There’s just something about it’s -R burns that just aint quite right . . .


#11

The 1620pro FW U9 and V9 also broke burning past 8x speed on media that fw says can do 12x or 16x, this not true on all 1620pro drives but a very large number it is, I have one and I have not burned past x8 on -R since updated from T9 my friend has two 1620pro and both will not burn media past 8x on -R after U9 or V9 was loaded, and we both did load from safe mode and loaded L9 first. Dont get me wrong the 1620pro is wonderful +R burner it does fine at all speed, but it needs a much better -R fw. I just hope W9 or what ever is that fw


#12

I have problem with U and V firmware when burning 4X +R dvdr. It always has CRC error or bad sector is the first 0 to 200MByte burn of the disk rendering some files not readable.

However, after reverting to the T firmware, I don’t have this CRC error.


#13

what about some fix on -RW/+RW on some no so good brand like CMC/Ritek


#14

I want Ricoh DL real support as in LG drive !


#15

@simon121, i was wondering what media your are burning with?


#16

Philips 1640 new fw 3.5 is out… Maybe a B7W9 soon =) ?


#17

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just buy the offical ritek -media with g05 dye works great with my 1620pro!

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You must be lucky to have gotten a decent batch. Most Ritek media floating around is complete trash. :Z
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I’m also using Ritek G05 @ ritek G06 strat , B7T9 and excellent results @12x !!!


#18

I am currently using Philips 3.5 firmware on my Benq 1620. Awesome!!! :bow:


#19

Where’d you get it?


#20

http://download.cdfreaks.com/download/89

thats for 3.5, found it in a philips review thread

what benefits does flashing the 1620 to a phillips 3.5 drive give?

cause im having probs right now using certain medias that i have to switch back and forth between t9 and v9 on the 1620…if the 3.5 solves it, i’ll try that

how do i go about flashing it though to phillips 3.5 and what if i want to go back to a 1620 firmware