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Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by speedyuk, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. speedyuk

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    Im looking at getting a DVD-W for Xmas :) I didn't realise they'd got so cheap.

    Anyway im looking at the following oem's: LG4120, Lite-on 6133, NEC3500a.
    Reading the reviews they all seem much of a muchness. Just need some recommendations before i buy one of them
    Thx in advance :thumbsup:
     
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    Im using one of the LG Super multy Drives that does everything:

    DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM.

    Speed wise Its about 4X or 2X for different formats. Newr drives use 8X or even higher 16X.
    I been using this drive for a while and had absolutely no problems. It is also one of the cheaper models out there, but probably only bcoz people think that LG is a ****ty company. But its not true. Their products are fine.

    I recomend this drive since it is cheap and does every format available.
    You cant go wrong here mate!

    BTW it also does CD-R and RW incase you didnt know that DVD-R Drives can also do that.
     
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    got a benq dual layered 16x dvd writer in yesterday,excellent piece of kit
     
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    Im interested in one of the Dual layer drives so I can record 9GB DVD's. However, are there any 9GB DVD-R disks out there?

    As a matter of fact, are there any 8X disks yet?

    Its stupid but the drives are always way ahead of the formats! I was going to buy an 8X drive but then saw that there were no 8X disk out. Is it the same thing with dual layer drives?
     
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    I just got a Pioneer DVR-108 from eBuyer (£53). Its dual-layer, 16x write speed.

    Dual layer media is stupidly expensive at the moment, but 8x media does exist - have a look around eBuyer. I chose this particular drive for 2 reasons:
    1. Its future proofed, as the media won't always be so expensive, and one day 16x dual layer will exist.
    2. Its Pioneer, which is apparently the standard that all DVD media is tested on before its released for sale, ie. good compatability. (This info was from PC Format magazine).
     
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    I'm with Lorenzini on this one. I should receive my Pioneer 108 tomorrow.

    I did a lot of research to come up with my decision, it was between the NEC 3500 and the Pioneer.

    Although the NEC has a higher speed for CD writing, the Pioneer wins my vote.
     
  7. sunderland

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    8x media is down to 4x price now and d/l disks cost 4 to 5 pound p.s ive got the 108 and you cant knock it but that is me try here for pricing of the disks
    http://www.blankdiscshop.co.uk/
     
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    I have the Pioneer 108, has anyone actually burnt any films on to a dual layer disc, I have tried twice on Traxdata 8.5 gb and the films/disc would not play back on my DENON 2200 DVD player, it would not even play back using the 108 drive?
    I have copied the films using DVD Shrink 3.2, and the latest version of Nero (i think it is 6.1.3.25), any advice on why this may not be working please??

    Dave.
     
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    lol, I knew something like this would happen.
    Now that its possible to do perfect full copies of DVD's, the bloody disks wont play back!
     
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    So has anyone burnt a full film onto a 8.5 gb disc, is it really this unreliable or do i need firmware upgrade etc etc etc?
     
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    try dvddecryptor read in iso mode the write back in iso mode as it supports dual layer now hope it helps
     
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    I have had some of the early Pioneer DVD Writers and have a Sony and NEC Dual Layer in my system at the moment.

    Although most sites say media is tested on Pioneer DVD Writers, I have found it can be an issue reading the disks back.

    I would have to rate the NEC as my preferred drive with the Sony only being let down by the fact it appears to prefer DVD+R to -R (takes about 1 min longer to burn)
     
  13. speedyuk

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    ahh i guess its like most things in life ya pays ya money & you hope & pray you've made the right choice.
    Thanks for all the postings guys. Much appreciated :thumbsup:

    Ive decided after reading a bit more & reading your msgs to go for...wait for it...the lite-on 6133 :)

    I do hope ive made the right decision, but ya never know until you take the plunge i guess. If everyone had said the same writer id have probaly gone with it.

    Thx again :) Its coming Friday but has to go away coz its for Xmas grr lol

    :clap:
     
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    What software are you using - Ive read on the ebuyer reviews that some people are having problems. This looks like a cracking deal and once I get confirmation on the software I'll have it .. .

    Nige
     
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    Okay so no responses - Im going to go ahead and order it anyways :)
     
  16. sunderland

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    you go ahead and buy it m8 its a great writer and the software i use is dvddecrptor
    which is free but i also use recordnow max and ive never gone wrong
     
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    glad to help
     
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    Blimey got my lite-on this afternoon. Not Friday like thought :)
    Ill try it out at the weekend to make sure all is ok before it goes away for Santa grrr
    What software does everyone use?
    ie for region free, dvd copy etc
     
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