WOPC disabling...who needs it and why?

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#1

who needs it and why??..do you think its useful?

would you disable it?..

leave it

not sure


#2

Leave it on, Quality comes first before speed :iagree:


#3

I agree with Dee.


#4

but if you do a qscan and it says ok to write at 16x would you disable it??..taking into account the FE/TE values are below that threshhold line??

like this below


#5

I beleive AOPC also does “on the fly laser/optics adjustments”


#6

saving 15 seconds … is it worth it for quality?

better yet :gaining 15 seconds by disabling WOPC , losing 5 minutes by scaning the disk to see if it still works, somebody should do the math:)


#7

but if you know the quality of media is good why not??..


#8

i know…qscan takes about 5 mins…and burning w/o WOPC may take less than 6 mins…so in terms of time spent deciding you guys would still leave WOPC on…??..


#9

I do have to reiterate my statement : Benq 1620 has become boringly perfect. Maybe they will come up with some new (Allready promissed) utility software to keep up the fans mood . If not we will still be bickering about what media has 99 or 97 quality or how to gain 5 seconds


#10

WOPC in the Benq also governs important parts of the write strategies. In fact, some of the write strateties turn off WOPC. Personally, I would not want to manually override the WOPC setting for a disc that relies on it for the write strategy to work correctly. No way! Heck no! Leave WOPC turned on! (for me).

P.S.
I actually use and rely on my BenQ 1620. Now, if it were just a toy, I could understand fiddling with the WOPC. Since I want my discs to actually play back on a set-top player, I need that WOPC to do its job of insuring good play-ability of the written disc.


#11

hmmm…fair enough…each has its OPV…

good to hear feedbacks…

for me…its just a good to have item/utility…but it could also be a “dangerous tool” for those noobs…claiming the drive produces coaster…


#12

Exactly, i think noobs would just burn without AOPC to get a faster burn, then complain it wasn’t good.


#13

Well it helps the quality and if the engineers who design these drives for years and years think it should be there I d agree with that.


#14

right.


#15

actually true noobs probably couldn’t tell what WOPC is (vs passive OPC) or how to deactivate it in the 1st place. IIRC, the LG GSA-4163 lacks any active/walking OPC but it burns beautifully too. OTOH, I would agree with you and leave WOPC on too cos I value quality over speed.

But if you are after record times on good media, deactivating WOPC on the DW1620 can give you fantastic times (up to ~30s faster) WITH nice scans as well. Heheh, I think eventually, it is just an added feature to play with which I wouldn’t use on a day to day basis.


#16

I voted for not sure because I don’t know what the next utility will be up to before trying it.

  • disabling WOPC and creating a mess in all existing strategies ?

  • disabling it for specific media ?

  • instant on and off toggle ?

  • influence on read speed ?

So I’ll certainaly give it a try and be watching results from the group.


#17

Thats not much faster.


#18

What I would like to see is shorter lead-in and lead-out times…


#19

WOPC r0x0rs.
Saved one of my MCC03RG20 discs from becoming a coaster.
End result = slower burn, excellent quality burn.


#20

There’s no point having faster burns if the quality suffers. The disc has to be readable above everything else - otherwise there was no benefit in the faster burn, and you’ll waste more time (and a disc) burning it over again.