I have never owned/used a DVD Burner.... Pioneer 108 the way to go?

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  1. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

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    I hear from many reviews the Pioneer 108 is the way to go, and at like $74 on newegg it sounds good to me.

    What DVD Burners are hot right now?
     
  2. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    The 108 or one of the NEC dual layer drives. The nec should be about the same price from newegg.
     
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    NEC 3500 is faster when burnings cd's... I'd recommend that.
     
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    running a08 (slightly newer than 108), runs fine, no problems whatsoever
     
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    a08 and 108 are the exact same drive... the a is retail, and the 1 is oem... only difference.
     
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    The NEC and Pioneer are both essentially the same drive. The NEC is about $6 cheaper on newegg right now. I have a A08 in my main box and just bought a 108 for my HTPC, so you could say I like the Pioneer 16x drives.

    The A08 is similar but not the same as the 108 (firmware/hardware wise) and also has a sweet-ass bezel. If you have an aluminum case, it's a must. I have one in my main box and so far it's been fine.

    edit; That's what I get for skimming my newegg invoice. No firmware upgraded needed for the x08 series.
     
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    No, they are not. There is some dif, because they can not use the same firmware flashes.
     
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    agreed, there was a MINOR difference when i read the spec, virtually non existent...but still
     
  9. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I've had my LG Dual Layer burner for about 3 months how. so far i really like it. Very quite 2.
     
  10. cdoyle

    cdoyle I finally changed this!

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    I'm thinking about getting the NEC, where is the best place to get it? I see some places are supplying NERO with it, and other places ULEAD, and then other places with no software at all.

    Just want to find out where the best place to buy it is?

    Here is one place I found where it comes with NERO
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?SCriteria=AA29530

    Thanks
     
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    the NEC is better than the Pioneer, imo. It burns cd's faster, fwiw.

    I haven't liked the LG burners in the past. I have not used the DL one, but their previous modes left me disappointed. I stick with Lite-On for budget combo drives, and Pioneer/NEC for the DL stuff.
     
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    NEC ND3500A or 3520A

    Difference between the two are +-RW speeds.
     

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