LiteOn LTD-163 recommendation

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  1. ian_guinan

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    Thanks to various comments on this site I have just swapped out my Pioneer DVD 115 tray drive for a LiteOn DVD drive. Initially I was a bit sceptical as superficially the drive looks a little cheaper in construction. In playback however it is wonderful!

    Apart from a short spin up to determine the data format of the disk, once it has recognised you are playing a movie it reverts to simple 1x play and is quieter than any other component in my PC (inc. QuietPC power supply, Molex radial fan etc).

    Making it region free is a breeze with a small program available in the 'usual' place and does not involve burning a new hacked firmware.

    It functions extremely well as a CD/DVD ROM drive also and I would highly recommend anyone trying to reduce the noise of their machines to consider these drives. My Pioneer sounded like a Rolls Royce jet engine by comparison!

    Thank you all for the recommendation as this has been bugging me for a while and finally my PC is quieter than my projector.

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    Ian Guinan
     
  2. mps

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    May i add also that this drive is value for money at just under £51.00 delivered from www.overclockers.co.uk.

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    Other sources:
    http://www.dabs.com - £48 inc VAT and small order surcharge, so knock £2.95 off if you build up the order to over £75.
    http://www.ebuyer.com the're £38 inc VAT, but postage is £10 unless you spend £100 (when it's free).
     

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