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CDRLabs DVD Writer Poll - June

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

Choose Your Favorite DVD Writer

Poll ended at Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:28 pm

BenQ DW1640
7
25%
BenQ DW1650/1655
4
14%
Lite-On SHW-1635S
1
4%
Lite-On SHM-165H6S/165P6S
2
7%
LG GSA-4166B
0
No votes
LG GSA-4167B
2
7%
LG GSA-H10A
0
No votes
LG GSA-H10N
0
No votes
NEC ND-3550A/3551A
0
No votes
NEC ND-4550A/4551A
1
4%
NEC ND-4570A/4571A
1
4%
Pioneer DVR-111/A11
5
18%
Plextor PX-716A
2
7%
Plextor PX-750A
0
No votes
Plextor PX-755A/755SA
2
7%
Plextor PX-760A
1
4%
Samsung SH-S162A/S162L
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 28

CDRLabs DVD Writer Poll - June

Postby Ian on Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:28 pm

Vote for your favorate 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 5 drives from May's poll:
1. BenQ DW1650/1655
2. BenQ DW1640
3. Pioneer DVR-111/A11
4. NEC ND-4550A/4551A
5. Multi-way tie... too many to list
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:33 pm

This is the last month for the BenQ DW1640, Lite-On SHW-1635S, Plextor PX-716A, LG GSA-4166B and LG GSA-4167B. After this month's poll, they're getting retired.

Once again, if there's a drive you'd like to see added to the poll, please let me know. As long as its not a rebadge or totally obscure model, I'll add it.
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Postby MonsterMan on Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:35 pm

Voted 1655 again...even though my 1620 is a far better drive. Oh well.
I still love my 4167; its write quality to TYs is second to none.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:40 pm

Maybe could we merge the DW1640 with the DW1650/DW1655 next month?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:11 am

why not add 1620 to that? then i could vote too :)
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Postby vinnie97 on Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:26 am

If you're gonna' play that game, you might as well add in the NEC-3500. :roll:
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Postby Scour on Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:14 am

I think it´s better when only actual burners are in the list because guys who looking for a new burner may take a look at here.
Benq DW 1640, LG GH-20N, Pioneer BDR-208
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Postby TheWizard on Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:26 am

Aww, booo! I like my LG GSA-4167B! Up until now, I have been voting for the NEC ND-3550A, but I thought I would mix it up a little bit. I recently got my hands on the GSA-4167B, and I am impressed! Take nothing away from the ND-3550A, mind you, it's still a great drive.
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Postby [buck] on Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:21 pm

I voted for the DW1640, but this DW165x is about as good.
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Postby MonsterMan on Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:02 pm

dodecahedron wrote:why not add 1620 to that? then i could vote too :)


Alright! Another fan! 8)

Gonna have to do some research on the NEC 3550; my 3540 was right up there with most Lite-On DVD burners: a big POS :evil:

Great ripper, though.
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:19 am

Wow, I like my NEC ND-3540A. It is a great ripper, yes, but I have had no problems with it as a burner as well. What problems have you encountered, MonsterMan?
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Postby Wischmop on Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:36 am

I vote for the Pioneer 111, very good drive
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Postby Ian on Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:15 am

Only a few more days...

Will the DW1640 take it? Can the Pioneer 111 top the BenQ DW1655? Vote now!
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:16 am

is it possible to add another poll entry at this point ?
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Postby Ian on Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:35 am

I'll add it next month.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:41 am

thanks.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:56 am

Well, if the DW1640 has to come off after this month, at least it's going down with glory :D
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:39 am

i'm wondering why the 1640 got more votes than the 1650.
i gather that the 1650 is just as good (if not better?) than the 1640 ?
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:31 am

I think people tend to vote for the drive they have (at least if their happy with it :wink:).

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:01 am

dodecahedron wrote:i'm wondering why the 1640 got more votes than the 1650.
i gather that the 1650 is just as good (if not better?) than the 1640 ?


The DW1640 burns Optodisc 8x DVD-Rs better then the DW1650 :lol: And I use Acro Circle 8x DVD-Rs for my one off personal stuff, so I voted for it for that reason :wink:
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:13 am

MediumRare wrote:I think people tend to vote for the drive they have (at least if their happy with it :wink:).
makes sense, i just didn't realize so many more people have the 1640 than the 1650/5
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:20 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
MediumRare wrote:I think people tend to vote for the drive they have (at least if their happy with it :wink:).
makes sense, i just didn't realize so many more people have the 1640 than the 1650/5


The DW1640 was VERY popular :wink: (and obviously still is :P )
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