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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by philipb, May 23, 2003.

  1. philipb

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    There's masses of stuff in this forum comparing set top players, but nothing much on comparisons of PC DVD drives. Are they all much of a muchness, or are there performance differences?
     
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    They vary quite a lot, I like the Toshiba SDM1612 (1712 is now available), they are very quiet in DVD playback mode, can be flashed to be multi region and they have pretty good error correction so it doesn't have a fit if it finds a thumb print on the DVD.
     
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    IMO, the pioneer slot drives are the best all-rounders.

    The newest models are Very quiet, and have fast audio extraction rate.
    But the newer ones are quite hard to flash.
     
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    Even if you use the speed utility they Pioneer slot drive are still fairly noisy, of cause unless you have a very quiet PC you may not notice.
     
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    I use an OEM Pioneer 106S-2 Slot player which I flashed running XP and once the movie starts it spin speed drops so it's very quiet and I have a 20db power supply, so I would hear it. Great dvd drive IMO, fast UDMA66 too!
     
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    NEC 5700A & 5700C both virtually silent during DVD playback. Never any probs with any DVD either.

    :smashin: for NEC DVD drives from me.
     
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    Another vote for Pioneer here :) DVD-106 or DVD-116 are superb and very easy to make region free.
     
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    Anyone know where i can get hold of a DVD-106? Everyone seems to be stocking the new ones now (DVD-120 i think) and i believe these can't be flashed with multiregion firmware. (not that i can find anyway)
     
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    I think they have selling them, they are very sought after, because they are dead easy to make multi region.

    You will be very lucky if you can get one !
     
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    It's worth noting that Sony are about to release the DRU-510A which will do 4x DVD+RW which is a big increase in RW speed.
    (Thanks to Fulabeer for reporting this initially)
     

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