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NEC 3500 / Pioneer A08XL/108 : better wait ?

Postby ItalianJob on Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:50 am

Just ask why there was DVD+R DL 4X support in the A08XL or 108, and no DVD-R DL support (strange strategy for a DVD-R manufacturer !).

It seems that DVD-R DL support could be implemented in the next drive : Pioneer A09...

So Pioneer A08 and NEC 3500, worst the investissement for... how many months ? weeks ? :-k
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Re: NEC 3500 / Pioneer A08XL/108 : better wait ?

Postby Shredder on Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:10 am

ItalianJob wrote:Just ask why there was DVD+R DL 4X support in the A08XL or 108, and no DVD-R DL support (strange strategy for a DVD-R manufacturer !).

It seems that DVD-R DL support could be implemented in the next drive : Pioneer A09...

So Pioneer A08 and NEC 3500, worst the investissement for... how many months ? weeks ? :-k


DVD-DL spec is no where near final and they are busy with next generation blue ray. So don't expect it any time soon.
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Re: NEC 3500 / Pioneer A08XL/108 : better wait ?

Postby ItalianJob on Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:05 am

True, I don't see any DVD-R DL working group... neither DVD-RW DL...

"How many Working Groups are there?

The Forum has Working Groups on the following themes:

WG1: DVD-Video and video recording applications
WG2: Physical specifications for DVD-ROM
WG3: File system specifications for discs
WG4: DVD-Audio applications
WG5: Physical specifications for DVD-RAM
WG6: Physical specifications for DVD-R and DVD-RW
WG9: Copyright protection
WG10: Professional applications
WG11: Blue Laser DVD"


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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:42 pm

Pioneer will very likely release the Pioneer DVR-109 before the end of year, maybe even sooner. They already have promised support from one big name DVD manufacturer for DVD-R9 media.

You won't find DVD-R9 on any DVD forum work group info, since they don't officially support it yet, due to complaints from Hollywood.

Pioneer is moving more and more towards better DVD+R then DVD-R :-?
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Postby Ian on Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:52 pm

I'll be straight with you. If you already own an 8x DVD writer, don't get a 16x drive yet. For the next few months its going to be nearly impossible to find media that works at 16x, let alone 12x. The 108 writes to very few discs at 16x and the NEC even less.
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Postby digitaldoc on Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:06 pm

I agree. And the time savings is minimal anyway on these "16x" drives over the 8x drives. So far, the Pioneer seems to write at 16x for only a very small portion of the disc. Not worth the money right now.
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Postby igy on Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:13 pm

however both recorders can do DL 2.4@X4 which gives a significant time saving.
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Postby Ian on Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:19 am

igy wrote:however both recorders can do DL 2.4@X4 which gives a significant time saving.


Good point. This is one huge benefit of both drives.
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