[QUOTE=SeanW;2135532]Yep, that’s precisely what I want to do [/quote]OK then. - then I’d say you should buy a Pioneer burner…
From reading the BenQ pages, I’m guessing BSLB is a firmware, SB = Solid Burn?
and the last acronym (WOPC) I’m afraid you’ll have to enlighten me.
The acronym stands for Walking Optimum Power Calibration. All burners have a similar feature, except some LiteOn burners I think. Most manufacturers call it OPC but recent LiteOns call it HyperTuning ( ). So what is it? Well, it’s the system which performs regular checks and re-adjustments during a burn, so that the laser calibration is better suited to the media being burnt. If all discs of a given MID were 100% consistent with its initial PC parameters (power calibration), OPC wouldn’t be necessary. But this variation is, sadly, a reality, even more so nowadays.
So with most media and burners, OPC makes a great improvement in burning quality. The Pioneer and Nexperia-Benq (1620, 1640, 1650/55) burners are OPC intensive and this shows big time, specially with lower-end or variable media. These burners, in return, have longer burning times since OPC makes the burner stop and resume more often.
In some cases, i.e. with pristine, premium, very consistent media, OPC is not really necessary, and setting it OFF may actually even improve the end burning quality, since each OPC point tends to add some PIF (a very small amount) at this point. So you can lower PIF counts by setting OPC off. That’s what I’m calling hair-splitting, but hey, we’re CDFreaks.
Premium T02 is extremely consistent media, so many Benq users (including me) have tried WOPC OFF with T02 with great results. My couple of hall-of-fame T02 burns (PIF total < 5 ) were performed this way. Don’t expect this bring any real-world improvement, though.
In most cases, though, setting WOPC OFF is a very bad idea. So you’ll have to check if the burns really look better without it on your T02s. It’s highly probable, but not certain.