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looking to buy a dvd burner any help?

Postby kaga on Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:54 pm

i am currently using a Sony DRU-500A
looking for a Double Layer DVD±RW Drive
can anyone recomend me a good drive to buy?
i am going give my old dur 500a to my sis comp which sill has a cd burner that broke couple days ago
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Postby Hef on Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:15 pm

Here's a thread where someone burned an image on TY02 8x + (quality media) thru a NEC 3500, BenQ 1620, and Lite-on 1633. The BenQ had significantly lower PIFs then the other 2.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=112498
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Postby Jim on Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:01 am

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:29 pm

i love my new pioneer dvr-108, but then again didn't have any reason not to

upgraded from dvr-107

newegg: $80 shipped

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 157&depa=1
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Postby ruderacer on Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:09 pm

Hox, is there a big difference between the 108 and the A08xl. I know there is a big price difference, but in performance, is there a difference? I'm looking for a new drive and I was looking at this one yesterday. Any feedback welcomed. Thanks.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:18 pm

burning quality is the same, the a08xl just looks cooler

to me its not worth the extra money to have a cooler looking drive
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Postby ruderacer on Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:30 pm

Thanks, I might just order it today. I have a Litey 851SX and experience some issues with media. And I was looking at this one because I think it has better compatibilty with more media, right? thanks.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:55 pm

completely agree

also i loaded the final version of NIL's hacked 1.14 firmware:

http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=2 ... c&&start=0
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Postby ruderacer on Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:53 pm

Thanks. I just downloaded the Fw from the sight you posted and save it. Probably will order it tonight.
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Postby kaga on Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:20 pm

ah i order the Lite-on 1633
but the
Pioneer DVR-108 looks pretty good too
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Postby jhigh2000 on Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:32 pm

Another vote for the Pioneer DVR-108/A08XL. Picked one up yesterday. I could immediately see a big difference in high manufacturing quality compared to the LG drive that I tried.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:06 pm

jhigh2000 wrote:Another vote for the Pioneer DVR-108/A08XL. Picked one up yesterday. I could immediately see a big difference in high manufacturing quality compared to the LG drive that I tried.


so just curious, what made you spend almost $70 more on the a08xl?
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Postby dvdmonkey on Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:27 pm

Hrmm... The difference for me would be about $15 for the blingin black aluminum front panel 8)

In sunny CA, the Pioneer DVR-108 would be closer to $90 shipped. JandR.com has the A08XL for @ $135 shipped (or about $105 after a $30 MIR).
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Postby jhigh2000 on Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:54 am

hoxlund wrote:
jhigh2000 wrote:Another vote for the Pioneer DVR-108/A08XL. Picked one up yesterday. I could immediately see a big difference in high manufacturing quality compared to the LG drive that I tried.


so just curious, what made you spend almost $70 more on the a08xl?


BestBuy had the drive in black for $120 after rebate and I had store credit that I needed to use.
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