1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Best possible DVD burner ?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by smallangryboy, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. smallangryboy

    smallangryboy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2003
    Messages:
    1,848
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +56
    Looking for the best possible DVD burner [in black] to go inside my STRATA case.

    Quality, reliability and low noise are the priorities, any suggestions ?
     
  2. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    32,322
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,224
    Try here for the Pioneer 107 at £61. I have the 106 and have not had a bad disc yet. :cool:
     
  3. smallangryboy

    smallangryboy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2003
    Messages:
    1,848
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +56
    How does the Plextor PX-712A stack up ? I know it's more expensive but they are supposed to be very good, are they quiet too ?
     
  4. Harry T

    Harry T
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0

    If noise is an issue, then I think the NEC 2510 should be on your short list. I have both a Pioneer 106 and NEC 2500 in separate machines. They are both very good burners, however the Pioneer is a better at reading, and the NEC is much quieter.

    The 2510 is the newer model of the 2500 and adds dual layer burning. Not much use at the moment as the media is not readily available, but does add some future proofing to your drive
     
  5. Rasczak

    Rasczak
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    21,204
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Argyll
    Ratings:
    +2,261
  6. james.miller

    james.miller
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Messages:
    2,616
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Ratings:
    +143
    the best quality burner is the nec2500/2510 no doubt. the pioneer 107/18 is close beind (it uses the nec chipset;) ). Also i agree, the NEC is a very quiet drive.
     
  7. Rasczak

    Rasczak
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    21,204
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Argyll
    Ratings:
    +2,261
    Pioneer uses an NEC chipset!?!?! Since when? Pioneer -who developed the DVD-RW/-R format have always used their own designs and chipsets and licensed it to others...
     
  8. james.miller

    james.miller
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Messages:
    2,616
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Ratings:
    +143
    no they haven't lol. NEC have their fingers in more pies than you seem to realise;)

    like this for example: http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/9970

    worlds first 16x dvd writable chipset designed by non other than NEC
    give me a few minutes to back up my claims.......and i will;)

    EDIT:

    http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Articles/Specific.asp?ArticleHeadline=Nec+ND-2500A&Series=0
    getting closer........

    http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/print.php?cid=29&id=1134
    More drives that use NEC chipsets......
     
  9. Rasczak

    Rasczak
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    21,204
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Argyll
    Ratings:
    +2,261
    An interesting article James - thanks for that - I knew Pioneer was a shadow of it's former self but had no idea it was now little more than a licensee.
     
  10. james.miller

    james.miller
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Messages:
    2,616
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Ratings:
    +143
    no problem. actually i'm suprised myself at just how many drives use NEC chipsets. I thought they only really extended to pioneer's a07/107 and a few others, but it seems to be a case of what drives DONT use NEC chipsets lol.
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    7,476
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Cary, North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +481

Share This Page

Loading...