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LG 4163B A102

Postby alexnoe on Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:19 pm

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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:06 pm

Thanks Alex.

You have a change log for it yet?
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Postby alexnoe on Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:11 pm

Nope, but i guess it will be "match more media" :p
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:38 pm

wonder if it supports Optodisc 16x DVD±Rs?
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Postby MadBurner on Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:58 pm

Does anyone know where I can purchase this drive with a black bezel? I saw some on eBay but after shipping they are about $101.55 to the states!!

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Postby cfitz on Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:40 pm

Try here.

They even have great ratings on ResellerRatings.com. Maybe I will have to try a purchase from them someday.

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Postby cfitz on Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:46 pm

Eh. Not quite as good as it first appears. $16 shipping. Still might be good enough, though. And they do claim to have them in stock.

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Postby MadBurner on Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:56 pm

cfitz,

It comes to $89.94 with shipping, which is the best price that I've found so far on a black model.

Thanks again for the link!

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Postby isadore2 on Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:58 pm

MadBurner,

I wanted one with a black bezel also, however, I was not able to get one from either of the Canadian sites.

They said that they did not ship anything outside of Canada.

I don't mind even a little bit that my LG 4163B was purchased last week with the standard beige one.

Indeed, I was happy just to find a seller with any stock.

The 4163Bs are getting to be in demand

newegg was temporarily out when I was ready to buy.
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Postby MadBurner on Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:04 pm

I was in the same situation until cfitz gave me the link to NCIX, which does ship to the US!

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Postby cfitz on Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:51 pm

MadBurner wrote:Thanks again for the link!

You're welcome. And if all else fails, there is always this (except in black, of course):

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I used it on a drive for my friend when he replaced his old beige computer with a black one but wanted to keep his CD-RW drive. It wasn't very hard to use and the results were pretty decent. I plan to do the same to a beige drive I am going to transfer to my own new black computer.

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Postby MadBurner on Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:06 pm

Thanks for the tip! This was also a consideration 8)

It is amazing what we will do to have color-matched drives!

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:48 am

cfitz wrote:Try here.

They even have great ratings on ResellerRatings.com. Maybe I will have to try a purchase from them someday.

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I *HIGHLY* recommend NCIX.com (or the US version thereof). In the last 2-3 years they've become one of the single best computer stores to work with in Canada (as far as I'm concerned) and they're also in my local area. I deal with them quite often, and buy all my computer equipment (especially DVD Burners) from them. They were also kind enough to supply me both my first BenQ DW1620 for the purpose of writing the review for CDRlabs.com. I've never dealt with a more friendly company :D
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Postby supraman215 on Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:39 pm

What's the difference between the 4160B and the 4163B? is the 4163 just a newer model? It looks like it's fsater in some areas.

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Postby MadBurner on Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:36 am

I would agree with you Dolph! They processed and shipped my order within 1 business day! So far, I've been very impressed with their service!

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Postby MadBurner on Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:37 pm

Impressive! Got the drive from NCIX in 3 business days!

Will definitely be ordering from these guys again!

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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:24 pm

supraman215 wrote:What's the difference between the 4160B and the 4163B? is the 4163 just a newer model? It looks like it's fsater in some areas.


Off the top of my head it has faster DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD+R DL writing speeds.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:15 pm

i think it's faster with 16x DVD+r too, since it's PCAV instead of ZCLV.
also, the 4163 does bitsetting for DVD+R SL which (if i remember rightly) the 4160 does not.
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Postby cfitz on Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:44 pm

MadBurner wrote:Impressive! Got the drive from NCIX in 3 business days!

Will definitely be ordering from these guys again!

Good to know. I'll keep that in mind for future purchases.

I also received a visit from the UPS truck today. My Benq DW1620 arrived from BananaPC.com. I'd never heard of this outfit before ordering the Benq, but the transaction went smoothly. And I like the color scheme of their site. :wink: So I guess I'll also keep them in mind for future purchases.

I don't have time to install and play with my new toy right now, but I'm looking forward to your report on your new toy.

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Postby supraman215 on Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:55 pm

man, I wish I had bought that one, I just bought this one a couple weeks ago didn't realize a new one was going to come out. Oh well.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:36 am

cfitz wrote:[I also received a visit from the UPS truck today. My Benq DW1620 arrived from BananaPC.com. I'd never heard of this outfit before ordering the Benq, but the transaction went smoothly. And I like the color scheme of their site. :wink: So I guess I'll also keep them in mind for future purchases.

I don't have time to install and play with my new toy right now, but I'm looking forward to your report on your new toy.

congratulations on your new toy! :D :P

may you have many long hours of joy playing and tinkering with it!

may you quickly become an expert in all things DVD related so that you can continue helping all of us as you ever have!

may you live long and prosper!
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Postby cfitz on Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:03 am

dodecahedron wrote:congratulations on your new toy! :D :P

may you have many long hours of joy playing and tinkering with it!

may you quickly become an expert in all things DVD related so that you can continue helping all of us as you ever have!

may you live long and prosper!


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Thanks. I've got a lot of catching up to do. It is amazing how quickly technology can leave you behind if you aren't constantly on top of it. And you know I've been away for a good while. But now that I finally own a DVD burner, hopefully I will be able to learn a little and have some fun doing so.

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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:01 am

cfitz wrote:Image

Dodecahedron, is that you? #-o

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Postby Bhairav on Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:40 am

Cfitz.. looking forward to results from the Benq!
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Postby MadBurner on Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:01 am

cfitz wrote:I don't have time to install and play with my new toy right now, but I'm looking forward to your report on your new toy.

cfitz


Will do!

BananaPC looks promising!

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