Need DVD Burner.

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  1. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    I am looking for a decent DVD Burner and I am not up on whats a good deal. DO NOT need the latest greatest, just a good quality for price...

    Any thoughts?
     
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    NEC-3500a, can get an OEM off newegg for ~$80

    Dual layer at 4x, single layer 16x max
     
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    The NEC is the same one I was going to recomend. Dual layer, quick and cheap.

    I am considering getting it to replace my oddly behaving CDRW.
     
  4. sleepy71

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    I recently got a Sony DRU-530A. It's 8x-4X-32X, but the firmware upgrade changes the rewrite to 8X. I think it's under $100 now. Comes with burning software, too. I think I got mine from newegg.com.

    Also, It's NOT dual-layer, so if that's important, look at the Sony DRU-700 series.
     
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    Pioneer A07 is solid as hell
     
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    if you're gonna get the Pioneer, get the A08.

    I recommend the Plextor 712A, but that's out of the price range.
     
  7. Keyzs

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    I did not mention a price range? (I am looking for the best value for the money leaning towards reliability...)
     
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    how can you tell?
     
  13. sleepy71

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    scroll down to the specifications, it says "dual layer"
     
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    :mamoru: Hondas are more reliable than Benzes, and my "Honda" drive is faster and has Dual Layer capabilty
     
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    plextor has the highest reliability and highest compatibility of any drive.
     
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    The pioneer has the NEC chipset used in the NEC 3500A, so I don't think I'd be calling it a "honda". Oh, and it kicked the Plextor PX-712A ass in reviews.
     
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    you are completely disregarding compatibility!

    nothing burns more media than plextor!
     
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    What can it burn that the Pioneer or NEC cannot?
     
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    I've got a spindle of 52X CD's that I bet your Pioneer/NEC can't burn... Plextor and LiteOn are the only ones I've seen burn them.... And then there's stuff that LiteOn can't burn.

    Plextor is the only drive that I've seen burn everything that's burnable.... There's a reason that's what the recording industry uses...

    Also talk to people that rely on a burner for their living... They'll prolly know the intricies a lot better than I do... How about copies on the forensic level? do a bit-for-bit copy with another burner and it still won't be exactly the same... Plextor gets the closest.

    Go check an online media store and you'll see LOTS of examples of discs that work in one drive and not another. I bet you plextor burns more than any other drive.
     
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    And you have actually TRIED them in the A08/108 or NEC?

    And the A08 reads DVD-RAM, the Plextor cannot. Not that anybody actually uses it, but since we are talking compatibility.

    Also from a review :
     
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    Plextor doesn't do DVD+R9 because it's not even a standard yet.... they're wating for a standard to develop so they can, yes, you guessed it, create the BEST COMPATABILITY!!!

    Btw, I own a shop, and I sell the A08, so yes, I know all about it.

    You're trying to say that pioneer has better quality than plextor? (losing respect for ya) and that plextor doesn't have the best media compatibility (no one is that obtuse, are they?)???

    And you're sideskirting the issue.... Go look at the dozens of brands and speeds of media... Show me a CERTIFIED media that plextor can't burn....

    I can give you pages of media that the pioneer can't burn.
     
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    Ok, give me pages of media it can't burn.
     
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    Oh, almost forgot. DVD+R9 is a standard. Philips and the +RW group (who control the +R standards) published the specifications for it back in October of 2003.
     
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    How is this guy still trying? :dunno:
     

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