LG PC-based DVD-burners

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Nelviticus, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Nelviticus

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    This isn't a question about AV hardware although it is AV-related. I'm interested in recording to DVD-RAM on my Panasonic E95 then doing the titling, menu creation and so forth on the PC. Obviously I'd rather use re-writable discs for transfer to the PC and on the Panny that means DVD-RAM.

    LG's current batch of DVD-burners for the PC are RAM-compatible and get excellent reviews everywhere, but the one thing I can't find is whether you can use caddied discs with them. Does anyone here have one and know the answer? The models I'm looking at are the 4120 and the 4160.

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    Uncaddied disks only I'm afraid. That is the case with virtually all DVD drives that use DVD-RAMs: LG, Toshiba, Samsung, Iomega - they all only support uncaddied disks. A single Panasonic models supports caddies but I am not aware of the model number.

    I included a Guide on getting a DVD-RAM compatible device in the PC Guide thread - scroll down to post #2.
     
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    As Rasczak says, the only current burner that seems to accept RAM in caddies is the Panasonic SW-9573-C.

    It's a bit more expensive than the LG 4120B and also doesn't do DVD+R9s.

    See this months PC Pro magazine (issue 122) for a group test.
     
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    A bit odd isn't it that you can't buy one that takes caddies as they must make them as they are in DVD recorders.

    I guess there will be a Pansonic one in their E range and a Toshiba one in XS32 ( I think I read it was something like SD 3000)

    As you say PC DVD drives that you can buy all seem not to except caddies.
     

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