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Pioneer DVR-116D - First Impressions

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Pioneer DVR-116D - First Impressions

Postby Ian on Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:14 am

Pioneer Electronics sent me a DVR-116D last week (thanks Brian!). I was gone most of the weekend, but I was able to take a quick look at it. The drive is constructed surprisingly well. Unlike some of the new drives from Taiwan and Korea, it doesn't feel like its made out of tin foil.

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The top of the drive has some interesting indentations. I'm guessing these are used to reduce noise.

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Re: Pioneer DVR-116D - First Impressions

Postby Ian on Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:39 am

I'm not sure why Pioneer insists on limiting the CD read/write speeds of their DVD writers to 40x. I guess they figure we already have decent CD writers.

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Here are a few screenshots showing the DVR-116D's DVD writing performance. I'm not sure why it slowed when writing to Verbatim's DVD-R media. It was still pretty quick.

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Write Quality - writing-quality-results-pioneer-dvr-116-dvr-216-t24432.html#p173821

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Write Quality - writing-quality-results-pioneer-dvr-116-dvr-216-t24432.html#p173822
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