Why does benq suck at DL reading?

vbimport

#1

i burned a Ritek DVD+R DL i tried reading it on Benq DW1620 and Pioneer A09.

why my benq basically sucks at DL reading

just look at scans

firmware B7U9 speedpatched


#2

Did u “MCSE-ize” your BenQ1620?

  • Jie

#3

yes i did to get faster dvd-r and dvd+r read speed


#4

your problem is the media id. ritek dual layer is crappy media. get some verbatim dual layer dvd+r which is much better. compusa has a sale on them if you can find them. :stuck_out_tongue: :wink:


#5

Not exactly true. The sale is for Memorex 3 single packs of DL media. But, at some stores they are substituting Verbatim. YMMV on that one with them. I’ll find out in the morning.

I would try a pressed DVD movie in there before condemming the drive, it should be 6X-7X maximum. Or try a single layer disc as it should also climb upto 12X-14X.

IF it is still in the crapper, it could be a bad flash. Load up the FW in MCSE and make sure you really did check the speedpatch and flash it again. We have all seen stranger things happen around here.


#6

I just got my AOpen 1648 and its read speeds are delicious… check out the thread. Newegg is pracitically giving them away for $28.49 with shipping.


#7

i got two drives already in my main pc

A09 and DW1620, on secondary IDE
one 100gb maxtor on primary
and two 120gb maxtor SATA in raid

i could add another optical drive on primary IDE, but don’t feel like pulling the cable from down there


#8

Try again without the read speed patch to check if that is the problem.


#9

here is test with no Speedpatch

it looks fine

ala42 would it be possible to fix the MCSE?

note: test is not finish, (still in progress) i just had to leave so i posted what i got so far



#10

I do not know that yet, it depends on some tests results I am waiting for.


#11

any way i could help?


#12

ok, just wanted to add that the new firmware + speedpatch doesn’t affect the DL read speed


#13

The read speed patch does support DVD-ROM-DL (pressed). It does not support DVD+R9 (burned), which was removed 3 weeks ago with 1.0.4.3 because of the bad reading results.


#14

oh

thats still good news :wink: