Justin42 wrote:If it's as sucky of a burner overall as the 9585 is, I'll pass.
I got the 9585 based on past good experiences with older Panasonic burners, and wanting DVD-RAM, but the thing is pretty bad (Compared to my Pioneer and Plextor).
On the 16x DVD-RAM burner market there will be soon:
this Panasonic SW-9586 already seen at the IFA
see this news:
http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=14923
NEC 4550A and relatives
Pioneer 110 (a model named without the D letter)
an annonced HDLS drive (something like a LG GSA 4169 ...)
Before the announcement of 16x DVD-RAM I was thinking of buying a Panasonic LF-M821 because it has the support for 5x DVD-RAM in cartridge
So could you please tell us more precisely what you dont' like about Panasonic drives compared to Pioneer, NEC or LG GSA 41xx ?
Is it only the lack in future firmwares upgrades for these Panasonic drives or is it also reliability ??
On top of that the brand Panasonic is quite hard to find in a shop (for me at least)
until now Plextor was selling in Japan only
a DVD-RAM burner called PX-605A
It was a "rebadged" Matshita drive
and it did not have a so good reputation among some end users: