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LG vs Liteon DVD drive

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  1. Goof

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    On the look out for a new DVD drive and an LG GDR8161B x16 is available to me easily- However, I'm just wondering if anyone had any experience with a x16 LG (speed, noise etc?) or if I'm better going with a Liteon?

    TIA :)
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    The Liteon 163 I have seems pretty quiet during DVD playback, and seems to play all my disks, including -R and +R disks.

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    The Liteon DVD drives seem to get very good reviews, but I have an LG CD drive about 5 years old and I still use it for my games disc since it is so quite and unlike the Acer CD burner I had did not keep on looking at the disc when not required.
     
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    Thanks guys - actually it's a 163 I'm replacing though. I don't know if it's on its way out or it's just overly sensitive to scratches, but I've been getting stutter (and it's not the system I don't think). Discs that jumped in it played on my player fine.

    Does anyone else find drives overly sensitive?
     
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    Does sound like it's going faulty - I don't get that with mine. The 165 seems like it's replacement, and ebuyer sell them if you're interested.

    There are probably a lot of good, quiet drives out there now that the technology has settled down though.

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    Thanks Gary, just read on Ebuyer that the LG's are particularly noisy so will give that a wide bearth!
     
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    Give LG's a wide bearth. Period!!

    Do a search on this forum in the past 12-13 months and you will see some issues I had with mine. Basically from memory they have trouble handling layer changes and certain discs in addition to the noise.
     
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    Good thing I managed to get hold of a Pioneer 611 then! Everything running perfectly again.

    Tried to do a search on LG but the search doesn't allows words under 4 letters :rolleyes:
     

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