Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by sTaD, May 1, 2007.
Any reccomend me a good dual layer internal dvd drive for my htpc.
I use this NEC DVD_RW ND-4551A and never had a problem.
This had very good reviews (SATA version)
cheers....you guys know much about upscaling and playing DVD's or avis at HD rate?
If so do i need to download a certain codec or buy an upscaling DVD player?
I just got a Lite-on 20x lightscribe off ebuyer for £21 (buy some extra stuff to take total order over £30, and you get £10 discount with google checkout).
It's number 5 on cdfreaks' recommended (the real burning addicts' site):
The two Benqs above it are out of production, and the two Plextors are £50+.
Burns are excellent so far - I scan them for archiving, and I'm getting 200ish total PIFs on cheap (10p each) MCC discs. That's pretty much perfection.
I went for the Samsung SH-S183L, because it is shorter than any other drive I could find, and space was a potential issue in my HTPC. It's a little noisy when reading, but otherwise fine (although I haven't yet burnt faster than DVD at 18x). The NEC 7170S was next in length (5mm longer), followed by the Lite-On (14mm longer).
You can use Nero drive speed to make it read back at x1 speed for example; when watching films, this makes most drives almost silent IMHO. There may be other utilities that can do this, but as alot of people have Nero, its worth a try.
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