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3500 vs liteon1633 vs Pioneer 108

Postby HexagonCalamity on Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:45 pm

Ok, I'm personally leaning towards the NEC over the pioneer. However, I'm building a system for my folks so I need a drive thats stable, handles most media (as I'm sure they'll prolly buy the cheap media at office depot) and does quality burns (so they don't bug me when something goes wrong :wink: ) but also comes with some decent oem software since I want to keep costs down. The liteon comes with nero apparently and the NEC with nothing or Roxio. Is roxio any good these days?

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Re: 3500 vs liteon1633 vs Pioneer 108

Postby Ian on Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:13 pm

HexagonCalamity wrote:handles most media (as I'm sure they'll prolly buy the cheap media at office depot) and does quality burns (so they don't bug me when something goes wrong :wink: )


Then this disqualifies the Lite-On. It won't write to 8x +R media at 16x and the writing quality is less than stellar with a number of types.

As far as software bundles go, it depends on whether or not you get a retail or OEM drives. The OEM versions usually get whatever the retailer wants to throw in. The retail version of the NEC does include Nero (here in the US) and the Pioneer some stuff from Ulead.
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Postby HexagonCalamity on Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:54 pm

Interesting. I'll have to look around for the retail version of the NEC then. Thanks.
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Postby code65536 on Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:37 pm

No BenQ?
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Postby Scour on Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:45 pm

Hello!

From these 3 drives I recommend the NEC. Or you get an LG GSA 4120/4160, these drives make good burns with many media.

Liteon´s writing quality is low, the Benq make good writing with DVD+R, but very bad with DVD-R
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:51 pm

Scour wrote:Hello!

From these 3 drives I recommend the NEC. Or you get an LG GSA 4120/4160, these drives make good burns with many media.

Liteon´s writing quality is low, the Benq make good writing with DVD+R, but very bad with DVD-R


I beg to differ... the BenQ DW1620's writing quality on DVD-Rs is quite good. It's even better now then it was when CDFreaks reviewed it, and CDFreak's reviewed it after it had already improved a great deal from my review. :wink:
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no benQ

Postby pigpenz on Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:40 pm

I have the nec3500, lieton 1633s, and benq1620.....luv the benq!

The liteon 1633s has been a major dissappointment....have a liteon 852s@832s and its fine but the 1633s has been a piece of junk for me.
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Postby HexagonCalamity on Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:30 am

Hmm, the benq looks darn tempting. I picked up a NEC for myself and should have it in a couple of days. Still gonna need to choose one for the folk's system. Shame liteon's drives have gone down hill lately.
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Postby code65536 on Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:19 pm

HexagonCalamity wrote:Hmm, the benq looks darn tempting


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