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Pioneer Japan Announces The DVR-A11

Postby Ian on Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:02 am

Pioneer Japan finally announced their new DVD Multi drive.

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http://www.pioneer.co.jp/press/release160.html

I'm guessing this is the main difference between the A10 and A11:

(1) Newly designed Disc-Resonance Stabilizer to further improve the accuracy in high-speed read and write operation

The Pioneer new drives' Disc-Resonance Stabilizer - the projections arranged on the inner surface of the upper case - controls the airflow generated by disc rotation to minimize disc warp which can be caused by disc resonance during high-speed rotation. The new disc tray with airflow adjustment holes also helps suppress disc resonance. As a result of such structural improvements, the new drives provide users higher accuracy and stability in read and write with quiet operation even in high-speed modes.

Let's just hope the media compatibility is better than the 110/A10 series.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:56 pm

Seeing as the specs are basically the same as the DVR-110/D, I wonder if this is Pioneer's attempt at releasing a REAL 16x DVD burner? You know, one the supports more then Japanese technology discs at 16x :wink:
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:41 pm

will either of you be reviewing this drive ?
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Postby eric93se on Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:46 pm

I hope the FW is moddable like the 110 is. Nullz et al over at rpc1.org does an excellent job of enabling RAM+Bitsetting+removed riplock+RPC1 on the 110D (and ASUS 1608P2(S)) :D


Yeah the Benq1640 also has 16x burning issues that the 1655 pretty much resolves, I can't comment on media compatability though. I have MCC04 that burns better in my 110 @ 16x than the 1640 currently.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:21 pm

dodecahedron wrote:will either of you be reviewing this drive ?


Eventually I'm sure... which one of us is another question though :wink:
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Postby Noua on Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:00 am

It seems to me that it's a 110 with a tuned firmware... The specs are not impressive at all...
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Postby Ian on Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:27 am

Noua wrote:It seems to me that it's a 110 with a tuned firmware... The specs are not impressive at all...


The chassis is redesigned as well and its lighter. Those are really the only physical differences I can see.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:19 am

Ian wrote:
Noua wrote:It seems to me that it's a 110 with a tuned firmware... The specs are not impressive at all...


The chassis is redesigned as well and its lighter. Those are really the only physical differences I can see.


I believe it's a new chipset version or something like that.
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Postby Dartman on Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:13 pm

Well seems the only reason to get it would be if it just trounces my 110d/a110 or my BenQ's becuase of a better refined chip and firmware. I got a 1655 becuase it seemed it was doing better then my 1640 and supposedly 16x burns are cleaner, also I just like the latest toys :wink:
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