Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by MexicanTaco, Jul 20, 2005.
Help me choose
of the three, nec is 1st, sony is second.
NEC and Pioneer get their drives from the same factory, so they are essentially the same except for some small firmware differences and cosmetics.
firmware is what matters... The NEC is much more compatible with recordable media. Pioneer ranks poorly in this category.
Yea, I've noticed pioneer has been cranking out firmware updates for the 109 since it came out. Funny because the A08/108's where outperforming the NEC 3510 when I got my A08.
Thank you... and in other news... how would I got about connecting my computer to an actual TV so I can watch stuff I've DLed..half the stuff I dont want to burn.. I really only need the burner to back up my music.
Thanks in advance.
www.amazon.com has a great selection of movies for purchase
You will be disappointed in how it looks most likely. Unless you have a hi-def TV.
maybe he downloaded free documentries?
I won't hold my breath
definately the nec
i recntly got a sony DRU-800A and i like it, ive had for a few weeks and hasnt let me down in anyway. around 120 bucks wit ha rebate at bestbuy making it 90 bucks.
NEC 3540. It is a very good drive at a good price. I got mine for $50 at newegg.
Pioneer makes very high quality drives. THey are much better than sony in this respect, but they are a bit picky with media.
i'd take the sony over the pioneer.
NEC or LG
LG ranks among the worst.
Never had a problem here, none of our clients either, none of my friend's clients who runs a PC solutions store either. LG's quality is pretty good, can't say the same for their tech support though, i've never had to call them.
I have never used a NEC drive, but Sony gets my vote. A little more expensive though...
These drives are starting to normalize, like the CDR drives did a few years after they came out. The quality difference between drives is starting to narrow significantly. I have 2 Pioneer drives (A08, 108) and I've had no problems with either of them. They have burned every peice of cheap crap media I've tossed at them (haven't used at DL yet, to much $$$). Pioneer does seem to have put out more firmware updates that what I'd expect for the A09/109 series, so maybe there where some out-the-door issues with that line. Heck, even my $40 BenQ DW1620 16X has yet to make a coaster or refuse to burn any media I have.
N E C
i <3 my NEC.