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Pioneer DVR-R 100?

Postby Scour on Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:48 pm

http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/ ... 779,00.asp

What´s that? Never heard before of this drive. It looks like it writes CD-R now @48, but offer no DVD-RAM-support.

Edit: Now I read in the next page that it write CD-R only 40x?
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Postby Justin42 on Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:20 pm

AFAIK, it is a "retail" version of the DVR-110D (the non-DVD-RAM writing version)

c'mon, Pioneer, where is the retail DVR-A10 that can do full DVD-RAM and has the nice bezel? I've had money waiting for it for months... :P
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:54 pm

Justin42 wrote:c'mon, Pioneer, where is the retail DVR-A10 that can do full DVD-RAM and has the nice bezel? I've had money waiting for it for months... :P


No kidding. Unfortunately, it's not even on Pioneer America's website. :roll:

From what I can gather, the DVR-R100 is Pioneer's way to compete with some of the lower priced drives being put out by Taiwanese manufacturers.
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Postby Justin42 on Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:25 pm

That sucks (on both counts). I have been planning on ordering 3 DVR-A10s as soon as they were available (1 personal machine, 2 at work) but who knows if that's going to happen. (I thought they at least sent a press release out announcing it, or was that not Pioneer US?)

Looks like I may have to settle for an NEC4550 (or whatever the DVD-RAM version is)... although they're fine drives I've always like Pioneer's high end retail units. Or an LG, although since the 4163 they've had too many models that are a bit too scattered in their firmware support (as was mentioned in the new LG review)...

Why can't one company just get it together and make an all-around great unit at a decent price??
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:43 pm

Justin42 wrote:That sucks (on both counts). I have been planning on ordering 3 DVR-A10s as soon as they were available (1 personal machine, 2 at work) but who knows if that's going to happen. (I thought they at least sent a press release out announcing it, or was that not Pioneer US?)


Only Pioneer Japan and Europe so far.
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Postby Scour on Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:28 pm

Hello!

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Do you think you can get one of this drives to find out from which manufacturer it is?
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:04 pm

Scour wrote:Do you think you can get one of this drives to find out from which manufacturer it is?


Which one, the DVR-R100?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:22 pm

The DVR-110D / DVR-R100 is made by Pioneer, but they have a plant in China as well it seems (or a plant working for them in China?). Unfortunately, there appear to be large quality fluctuations between drives made in Japan and drives made in China from Pioneer :o
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Postby Scour on Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:46 pm

Ian wrote:Which one, the DVR-R100?


Yes.

But when it´s only a real Pioneer it´s not so interesting.
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