Is this a good choice for DVD and DVD burner?

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  1. archangel

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    yep, those are the exact 2 units I'd buy for myself.
     
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    Unless they're going into 2 computers, it seems wasteful to buy both. The NEC DVD burner is all you need.
     
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    looks good, i prefer the slot load pioneer reader but the Lite On will do it too.
     
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    slot load has more problems than tray-load. I would definitely do a tray-load lite-on over a slot-load pioneer reader.

    And I have constant need for 2+ drives.
     
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    I want to "back up" DVD movies. So wouldnt I need two? The movie goes in the DVD-ROM player, and the blank DVD goes into the DVD burner. Right?
     
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    Typically, DVD is ripped to hard drive, maybe shrunk along the way, then the files on the hard drive are burned to DVD-R. Only need one drive that way.
     
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    Post #7 is right. Technically you can "backup :mamoru: " movies with a plain ole DVD-R burner using DVD-Shrink and DVD-Decrypter. The DL burner is handy to "backup" movies on DL media (which is still expensive, around 10$CAN is my cost price).

    So if you do in fact already have a DVD-R and are too worried about cash right now, you can burn movies on plain ole blank DVD-R media instead of forking over 10$+ for blank DL movies.

    As for DL media my supplier had told me the prices would drop down to 3-4$ by January, well January came and went and no major price drop ... but DL media wil be very affordable by the end of 2005 for sure.
     
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    Yes, you can "backup" movies legally with 2 drives.

    However, DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink are *ILLIGAL*.
     
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    How does having one or two drives affect the legality of backing up a DVD?
    The legality is determined by whether you need to decrypt the DVD or not.
     
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    i got the NEC, its the best
     
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    a disc>disc copy cannot be performed with encrypted dvds.
     

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