BenQ DW1620 (Pro) DVD Writer

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BenQ DW1620 (Pro)


OEM:
Philips-BenQ
Chipset:Philips
40xCDR CAV
24xCDRW PCAV
16xDVD-R CAV
4xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Acro Circle 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 ActiveJet 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Airis 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Akimoto 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Alpha Tec 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Arita 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Arita 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Arita 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BeAll 4xDVD+R (BeAll000P40) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BenQ 4xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 BenQ 8xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ2) comments, 3 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BenQ 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 BenQ 4xDVD-R (SONY04D1....) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 BenQ 8xDVD-R (SONY08D1....) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD-RW (CMCW03......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Budget 4xDVD-R (GSC002......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Burn Me! 4xDVD+R (DDDessauV20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 cd-Store 4xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 CMS 4xDVD+R (POMSI00201.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 DataLife 4xDVD-R (POSG04......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 DataTrack 2.4xDVD+R (DATATRAK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dataware 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Classic 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Datawrite Classic Grey 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Scribbles 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Dick Smith Electronics 8xDVD-R (NAN.YA.A01..) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dick Smith Electronics 8xDVD+R (NANYA...CLX) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 dma X 8xDVD+R (NANYA...CLX) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dynex 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dynex 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dynex 4xDVD+R (VDSPMSAB001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Edgetec Dash 16xDVD-R (MBI 03RG40..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA040) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Euro Max 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Fortis 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Freespace 16xDVD+R (OPTODISCR16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Fujifilm 16xDVD+R (PHILIPS.C16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 Fujifilm 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (MUST 001....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
3 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (Yi Jhan 001.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigatain 4xDVD+R (IS01....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigatain 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigatain 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD+R (IS01....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 8xDVD-R (MUST 003....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 8xDVD+R (SONY....D11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 HP 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 HP 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 16xDVD+R (PHILIPS.C16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hyundai 4xDVD+R (IS01....001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Hyundai 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 2 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hyundai 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Infiniti 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Infiniti 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Iomega 4xDVD-RW (CMCW03......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KHypermedia 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Lamaxa 4xDVD+R (LONGTEN.002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Laser 4xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Laser 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Laser 4xDVD-R (VANGUARD....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Linkyo 8xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR8) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Linkyo 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Lumatron 4xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 M-Media 4xDVD-R (AN30........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Matrix 4xDVD-R (Yi Jhan 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD-R (MXL RG02....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Maxell 8xDVD-R (MXL RG03....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Maxell 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
5 Maxell 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 3 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Melody 4xDVD+R (LONGTEN.002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Melody 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA10) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (MBIPG101R03) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Memorex 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD+R (PHILIPS.C08) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Memorex 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsubishi Black Diamond 8xDVD+R (MJC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsumi 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsumi 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsumi 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsumi 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 MMore 1xDVD-R (EuroDig-Disc) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Onidtech 4xDVD-R (ONIDTECH....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 OSI Disk 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Packard Bell 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Packard Bell 4xDVD+R (Plasmon1C01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D04) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA10) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (INFOME..R20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD+R (INFOME..R30) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD+R (PHILIPS.C16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Playo 8xDVD+R (AML.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Primeon 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Princo 2xDVD-RW (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Prodisc 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 QP 4xDVD+R (AML.....001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Radius 4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ricoh 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 RiData 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 RiData 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek Excellent 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 8xDVD-R (OPTODISCR008) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 4xDVD-RW (OPTODISCW004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Six 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SKS 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD+R (SONY....D11) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD+RW (SONY....S11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 1xDVD-RW (SONY000000U9) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD-R (SONY04D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sony 8xDVD-R (SONY08D1....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony AccuCore Optical Media 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Spin-X 4xDVD-R (MBI 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Spin-X 4xDVD+R (PRODISC.R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Staples 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Staples 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Staples 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 16xDVD-R (TYG03.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Taiyo Yuden 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 TDK 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (ProdiscS05) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 8xDVD+R (TDK.....002) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD+R (TDK.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD-R (TTG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Teon 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TSD (Top Super DVD) 4xDVD-R (MUST 001....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tuff Disc 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TX (Think Xtra) 8xDVD+R (POMSI002P01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ultron 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Vakoss 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Value Disc 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Verbatim 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD-RW (MCC 01RW4X) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
5 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 5 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+RW (MKM.....A02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) / Pastel Disc 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) / Pastel Disc 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) / Pastel Disc 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (Pearl White) 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Vstar 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 WOW 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Yi Jhan 4xDVD-R (Yi Jhan 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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This drive out performs my benq 1640 and nec 3550. Quality and playback of burns I am referring to. Very consistent.


Comments posted by HatchetMan from United States, February 27, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.





I have had this drive for over a year and have had no failed burns using Memorex 8X dvd-r burning at 16X with overburn. It has the latest firmware. I have burned over 100 dvd's on it and it still works great unlike my Lite-on 1633s (junk)that fails often no matter what media. I must admit I have never burned a DL disc as I have been getting 50 packs of the Memorex and Sony media from bestbuy for $15 and they burn great and play on every dvd player I have tried, so I am not switching to anything else. Stick with what works until it doesn't.


Comments posted by Carstud from United States, January 21, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Please take my word for it and avoid this model like the plaque. The most important thing in this fledgeling problematic industry is MEDIA COMPATIBILITY. THIS ONE IS SO POOR, THAT YOU WOULD END UP SPENDING TWICE AS MUCH ON MEDIA EASILY.

Very buggy chipset as well.

GOT ME SO FRUSTRATED that I cross-flashed and toasted it but no great loss, LOL. I will use the motor to fly my remote control airplanes, after smashing it with a hammer to get my revenge. DW1640 is much better if you can find one.

I heard the later models are not as good due to funky software, etc.


Comments posted by rutger from United States, January 20, 2006. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





I am using it for 1 year to do backup of DVD film and PS2 games. All run OK if ofcourse i use good media.
Now i am using Verbatim 8X +/- R (MCC003 and MCC 02RG20 and i have good results.
Paolo


Comments posted by paolocorpo from Italy, January 02, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Worked ok with Phillips DVD+ Media. Did not work well with Memorex DVD-R media. Overall not as good as I thought it might be given the comments. I'm taking it back.


Comments posted by cruzian from United States, November 03, 2005. Rated this writer 4 of 10.





burns great at 8x. have not tried 16x disk yet. had some problems with generic media, but what do you expect with cheap media


Comments posted by telliks from United States, August 14, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Excellent drive. Burns just about every type of media I throw at it. Only problem is with Sony DVD+RW (DPW47L2), it will burn and read at 4x after its first use, but thereafter will only be readable at 2.4X. I'm not sure about other brands of DVD+RW media though.


Comments posted by Cameron from United States, May 09, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Bought it for 50 bucks, upgraded it with the last firmware (B7U9) and using the BitSetting feature, all DVD+R DL I burn play on my DVD player (Philips DVP 630).

Burns 8X DVD at 12X and 2.4X DVD+R DL at 4X.

Great burner !


Comments posted by Franck from Germany, April 04, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Great burner!


Comments posted by Heff from United States, April 02, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I got this dvd writer(magic spin is the drive) at staples last week. It came with a Nero6 OEM version for burning.I had a tough time to get audio on the DVD to work with Nero(I got the Ner0 6.6 Ultra edition trial version to get around for the test mode). I tried to use Nero Recode to make a copy of a DVD( a movie DVD that I own) onto a Teon 8x DVD-R and the burning fails all the time within a few minutes. I tried copying a small snippet of the DVD and that worked. My machine is an older one - 1GHz, 512M RAM, 40G disk.It generates an error log - there are messages waiting for 15sec kind when trying to burn.
I also tried Nero vision express to import the video into vob files and then trying to burn some of the video files , and still burning 45 minute titles fail after a few seconds from starting to burn.
Any ideas on what I should try? I could play the dvd with the powerdvd software ok. My original DVD is also slightly old and heavily used .


Comments posted by nirmala from United States, March 01, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





Awesome, Awesome, burns everything and almost everything at overspeed. Smooth burns and playback on most DVD players I have tried.

Cannot go wrong. Have 2 of these. Used firmware B7P9


Comments posted by jigs from United States, February 28, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.







Comments posted by bZero from Sweden, February 18, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





THE BENQ FOR "+R" IS VERY GOOD. BUT FOR "-R" IS VERY TERRIBLE. I THINK THAT'S STANDPOINT DIFFERENT. BECAUSE BENQ IS PHILIPS' OEM AND PHILIPS FOR "+R" SPREC IS VERY STRONG.


Comments posted by MIKE from Taiwan, February 15, 2005. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





I believe that "H Ikram" said:

>>You probably have the bulk version of the drive (hence the cheap price). Go to this site and upgrade to the latest G firmware, not the B version:<<

So that means you should be using the G version... right?


Comments posted by Ray from United States, February 02, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





Mine is recognized by Nero as:

DVD DD 2x16x4x16 ???

What is this? I tried flashing the drive to BP79 but it kept saying 'drive not recognized' so I couldn't. I did flash it to G7K9 though without problem. How come this drive is not recognized at a Benq drive? I have a Benq 1610 OEM drive which is recognized properly by Nero, my 1620 is OEM too. Otherwise drive is great, burns everything so far, even Benq 8x (Sony) at 16x.!!


Comments posted by ashman from Canada, February 02, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Yes it can burn DVD-R's that play in your DVD player and DVD-RW's. You just have to have the right DVD player that supports the disc your burnt.


Comments posted by Michael Keyser from United States, January 22, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





Hi,
Just got the BenQ DW1620. The drive plays everything, all formats but does not burn everything.

You have to use DVD-R or DVD-RW otherwise won't play onto your DVD players.

Hope that was helpful.


Comments posted by Robster from Ireland, January 07, 2005. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





Good drive, cheap price over @ FS in Canada as well, but ive got a beef...

My cheap memorex DVD+R and DVD+RW's work fine, but for the life of me i cant get some good Maxell DVD-RW's!

They arent even RECOGNIZED as being in the drive, and the one time they were, they didnt burn right:(

And yes, firmware is updated to latest...any help? Must i somehow specially format the discs or what?


Comments posted by gd_nimrod from Canada, January 04, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Just got this product and updated to the latest firmware and have had complete success. Have burned Pine 4X -R's, Memorex 4X +R's (at 8X), and Fuji -R's 8X (at 12X max).
Recommend this drive. Using it as the master and a Samsung 348B DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo unit as the slave.


Comments posted by BurnHappy from Canada, January 04, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I have been using the Book Type Management, and I agree it is a lifesaver. I have everything that can be set, set to DVD-ROM I could fairly care less if the RW's worked well, but the R's I would be concerned about. I don't like the idea of spitting out DVD's and not having anything to show for it. I was just curious if anyone knew the difference between the two? DVD-DW1620 & DVD-DW1620A - I have the "A" version...


Comments posted by Michael from United States, January 03, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





In my limited experience, this burner has been great. Teon dvd+r 8x media burns reliably at 12x. For me, the bitsetting capablity and software (Booktype Management 8.4, at support.benq.com) has been a lifesaver with dvd+rw's. Without the utility, the 1620 sets the booktype for dvd+rw to dvd-rom. That's fine for my old Pioneer DV-414 player. But my newer Philips 726 does not like being lied to with dvd+vr disks. However, if I set the dvd+rw booktype to dvd+rw, both the Philips 726 and the Pioneer DV-414 are happy.

My 1620 was an i/o magic unit. I cross-flashed to firmware b7p9 (later upgraded to b7t9). I'm not sure if Booktype Management works on OEM drives without the cross-flash.

Anyway, anyone having trouble reading disks in a player should try BenQ's Booktype Management utility. It may help.


Comments posted by edelbeb from United States, January 03, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





YOu know, I am getting a lot of problems with this damn thing. I'm getting really irritated with these Memorex 8x DVD-R's not working in any of my many DVD players. Just my DVD-ROM player on my computer. I looked on the site and notice that there is new firmware for DW1620 and DW1620A. Is there a difference, cause there isn't a BenQ logo on the tray of my burner. Does anyone know about this? Someone please help me! -Please :p


Comments posted by Michael from United States, January 01, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





"Thinking of getting this unit. Someone (Vanderlow, November 05, 2004)on this forum said that firmware update moves the Dual Layer from 2.4x to 4x. Is that true for the firmware B7P9 from BenQ dated November 09, 2004."

YES it is it burns @ 4x. But there is a new fimrware B7T9 and it works good

http://support.benq.com/front/BenqMain.asp?MenuHead=128&ShowType=program&FileURL=service/driverlist.asp&Dataid=16041&downloadclass=Driver&product=3731&langu=null&ops=null&GenMenu=&RootId=undefined

i love this toy


Comments posted by mik_f from Portugal, December 29, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Thinking of getting this unit. Someone (Vanderlow, November 05, 2004)on this forum said that firmware update moves the Dual Layer from 2.4x to 4x. Is that true for the firmware B7P9 from BenQ dated November 09, 2004.


Comments posted by BurnHappy from Canada, December 28, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





with the newest firmware burns everything i put in. media with ricoh ID it burns a 16x (+/- 5 min.)


Comments posted by mike from Portugal, December 27, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


Rating
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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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