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CDRLabs DVD Writer Poll - January

DVD-R/W, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM

Choose The Best DVD Writer

Poll ended at Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:37 pm

BenQ DW1680
0
No votes
BenQ DW1800/1810
0
No votes
BenQ DW2000/2010
0
No votes
Lite-On SHM-160H6S/160P6S
0
No votes
Lite-On SHM-165H6S/165P6S
3
12%
Lite-On LH-18A1H/LH-18A1P
0
No votes
Lite-On LH-20A1H/LH-20A1P
1
4%
Lite-On SH-16A7S
0
No votes
LG GSA-H10N/L/A
2
8%
LG GSA-H12N/L
0
No votes
LG GSA-H22N/L
5
20%
LG GSA-H30N/L
0
No votes
LG GSA-H42N/L
1
4%
Pioneer DVR-111/A11
8
32%
Pioneer DVR-112/A12
0
No votes
Plextor PX-755A/SA/UF
0
No votes
Plextor PX-760A/SA
2
8%
Samsung SH-S182D/182M
3
12%
Samsung SH-S183A/183L
0
No votes
Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7170A/7173A
0
No votes
Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7170S
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 25

CDRLabs DVD Writer Poll - January

Postby Ian on Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:37 pm

Vote for what you think is the best, all around DVD writer. By doing so, you'll hopefully help those looking to buy a new drive. Once again, I tried to chose original drive designs that are currently available or will be soon.

Feel free to leave comments and an explanation as to why you voted the way you did. Also, if there's a drive you'd like to see added to the poll, let me know.

For reference, here's the top drives from December's poll:
1. Pioneer DVR-111/A11
2. LG GSA-H22N/L
3. (tied) Plextor PX-760A/760SA and Lite-On SHM-165H6S/165P6S
4. LG GSA-H12N/L
5. LG GSA-H10N/L/A
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:41 pm

Yeah, yeah.. I'm late again with the poll. I'm sure you all noticed that I added a bunch of new drives that were released in the last month or so. If there are any I missed, please let me know.

The NEC ND-4570A/4571A and BenQ DW1670 have finally been dropped from the poll. Neither drive was very popular so I don't think anyone will be sad about that. Unless it gets a ton of votes, the Lite-On SHM-160H6S/160P6S will probably be dropped next month too.
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Postby MediumRare on Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:28 pm

I voted for the Lite-On SHM-165H6S/165P6S (again :wink:). I like this drive- it's quiet, has more mature firmware then the newer LO models and comes with lots of (3rd party) tech toys for scanning etc. It's apparently not as good with CDs as some other drives seem to be, but I have my trusty LTR-48246S for that.

Long live the 6S series!

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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:44 pm

I gotta agree with you about the 6S series. Their new drives just aren't as polished. Then again, the 6S series wasn't that great when they were first introduced.
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Postby Wischmop on Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:39 am

I voted for the LG H42L because I was very impressed from the burn-quality

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=202626
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:20 am

Yeah, that looks good. Then again, they're testing it on a Lite-On. :wink:
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Postby Grain on Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:05 pm

Still the LG H22N for me, very happy with the burn quality.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:08 pm

The LG H22L is good, but I prefer my LiteON SHW-1635S over that... but the Pioneer DVR-111D still remains on top in my opinion :D
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Postby Scour on Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:35 pm

What´s a Benq 1680?
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:05 pm

Scour wrote:What´s a Benq 1680?


It's their new 16x drive. I think it uses the same drive design as the DW1800 and DW2000.

With only a day or so to go, it looks like the Pioneer DVR-111 is going to take it yet again. Doesn't anyone like the Sony NEC Optiarc drives?
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Postby Scour on Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:05 pm

I think NEC have not many fans atm, but I think the writers are not bad, but still not good as a Pioneer with same chipset
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Postby Ian on Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:19 pm

Wow.. DVR-111/A11 dominates yet again. Maybe Pioneer will bring the DVR-112 over if we stop voting for it?

February poll is up:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 527#164527
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