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Offer me a quiet DVD-ROM

Postby Ewing on Thu May 08, 2003 4:23 pm

Can You offer me some models of DVD-ROMs, that are very quiet.
I have some other requirements. I want DVD-ROM to have 48x read CD speed, and can read every CD-R,RW and ROM media.
But most important is quietness of the DVD-ROM

Thank You beforehand !!!
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Postby TheWizard on Thu May 08, 2003 9:11 pm

Look for LG's DRD-8160B or GDR-8161B.
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Postby Action Jackson on Thu May 08, 2003 9:11 pm

LG's are pretty quiet. As for being able to read "everything", most modern optical drives can do that. I'm being overly simplistic.
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Postby Ewing on Fri May 09, 2003 3:28 pm

Is the LG regionfree?
I have heard that LG have some probelms with ripping CD-Audio
The problem is with slow speed ripping.
Is that correct?

What can You say about Lite-On 16x48x?

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Postby Action Jackson on Sat May 10, 2003 1:27 am

Ewing wrote:What can You say about Lite-On 16x48x?


My LTD 163D rips audio very, very fast.

However, that ABS is pretty annoying to listen to, and DVD playback isn't as quiet as the LG.
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Postby Ewing on Sat May 10, 2003 4:43 pm

OK thank You ALL
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Postby yuki chan on Fri May 16, 2003 3:19 pm

Well I just bought the GDR-8161B

it is a very well built drive and is very quiet

I have encountered no problems in reading discs yet

oh it can read all formats except +R yet it can read +RW

Its probably do to the differences in read frequencies of +R discs compared to the +rw side
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Postby Ewing on Sat May 17, 2003 4:46 pm

Is the GDR-8161B locked at 12x while Audio read and rip?
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Postby yuki chan on Sat May 17, 2003 6:43 pm

no it can read up to 40x for CDA format rips

you are thinking of the early model the GDR-8160 not 61

the GDR-8161B is slightly different and can read up to 40x CDA
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Postby Ewing on Sun May 18, 2003 6:15 pm

10x a lot :)
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QUiet DVD ROM drive + Good for HTPC playback of DVD

Postby faithfoo on Sat Jun 07, 2003 4:40 am

Hi

Is the lite on DVD ROm drive as quiet as well as the LG's

what is the best DVD rom drive for playback of DVD via the HTPC
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Postby motocoke on Mon Jun 09, 2003 12:49 pm

If you're looking for a quiet combo drive, look at the Samsung SM-352B.

It's quiet and has good DVD error correction -- played my scratched DVD movie that my other Lite-On just refused to play. Pretty quiet.


Ian, will you be reviewing this drive ?
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will DVD ROM lens be overused

Postby faithfoo on Mon Jun 09, 2003 1:56 pm

I write files on the CDRW daily, will that wear out my lens more easily and hence DVD ROM playback quality will be affected

I was thinking of getting a separate CDRW drive
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