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Postby Media2007 on Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:09 pm

Hey,I've got a very serious question for you all.Lite-on LH-20A1L
What is a very good dvd burner to replace my Lite-on LH-20A1L with?I mean if I get my pc back tomorrow and I dislike this burner;I'am replace it with the quickness.LOL............................................... =D> =D>

Budget is $34.00-$50.00
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Postby Bhairav on Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:52 pm

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Postby Scour on Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:05 pm

And the Asus 1814 :)

Or take a look at this topic:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=23428
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Postby EnigmaV8 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:20 pm

I have been a diehard Lite-On fan since the early-mid 90's. But with their resent decline and withdrawal from a lot of markets I know why you're switching. After much research and now personal experience I have found the best replacement for the good old bang-for-buck entheusiest Lite-on is now Samsung. They make excellant products for the money (or for any money really, besides Plextor). They are also one of the biggest OEM guys now too (for Sony, TDK, Toshiba, etc.) so a lot of good drives are actually Samsung rebadges. Overall they are the new Lite-On if there ever was one. Check them out.
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Postby Scour on Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:17 am

I´m not sure whether Samsung is better than Liteon. Maybe Samsung is much more quiet, but not better in writing-quality.

Maybe the Asus with MTK-chipsets could be very interesting for Ex-Liteon-Users
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Postby Ian on Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:08 pm

Samsung has been hit and miss for me. They work well with some media but with others the writing quality is garbage. The fact that they read CD-R discs at only 40x irritates me as well.
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Postby Scour on Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:41 pm

In the past Samsung had probs with many DVD-R, so it´s not my first choice


And Ian, do u think that Samsung is better than Liteon?
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Postby Ian on Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:21 pm

Ah yeah.. I forgot about the leadin issues they have with DVD-R media. You'd think with the number of firmware updates they put out they could fix this.

Scour wrote:And Ian, do u think that Samsung is better than Liteon?


To put it simply... no.
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Postby Scour on Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:49 pm

Ian wrote:
To put it simply... no.


Thought so :-?
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Re: Best replacement for lite-on drive

Postby TCAS on Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:13 am

Media2007 wrote:Hey,I've got a very serious question for you all.Lite-on LH-20A1L
What is a very good dvd burner to replace my Lite-on LH-20A1L with?I mean if I get my pc back tomorrow and I dislike this burner;I'am replace it with the quickness.LOL............................................... =D> =D>

Budget is $34.00-$50.00


Since Lite-On has purchased BenQ Optical Drives Devision, if you can find previous BenQ drives (1620, 1640,1650 or 1655) that would be a good replacement.
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Re: Best replacement for lite-on drive

Postby Scour on Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:17 pm

TCAS wrote:
Since Lite-On has purchased BenQ Optical Drives Devision, if you can find previous BenQ drives (1620, 1640,1650 or 1655) that would be a good replacement.


Good choice, but hard to get here :-?
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Postby Media2007 on Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:17 pm

Seems like in every forum for dvd writers.The Pioneer 111D/112D/and 212D are highly reccommended drives.
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Postby TCAS on Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:28 pm

Then go ahead buy one and enjoy it if you think is highly recommanded.
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Postby Wischmop on Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:44 am

U can´t go wrong with Pioneer 111/112/212
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Postby Media2007 on Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:44 am

I need IDE;so it'll have to be a DVR-112D
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Postby Media2007 on Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:37 am

The retail version of the Pioneer DVR-111D is the DVR-710D isn't it?
I want to be sure.I'am finding 710's allover the place!
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