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please help me decide which dvd-writer to buy

Postby jtan on Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:54 pm

Hi,

Unfortunately I do not have all the choices for DVD-RW to be available in our local market. What do you think is the best out of these:

1. BenQ 16x 4x Max DVD±RW Dual Layer
2. NU DDW081 8x 4x DVD±RW Drive
3. Lite-On LDW-451s 4x (8x4) DVD±RW Drive
4. Lite-On SOHW-812S 8x8 DVD±RW Drive
5. Lite-On SOHW-1673S 16x Dual Layer DVD±RW Drive
6. LG GSA-4163B 16x Double Layer DVD±RW Drive
7. Samsung TS-H552B 16x Double Layer DVD±RW Drive
8. ASUS DRW-1608P Double Layer DVD±RW
9. Sony DRU-710UL 16x Double Layer DVD±RW Drive

I always read NEC is the best but I do not see NEC in our local market...
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Postby bobmitchell on Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:56 am

Of your choices...two stand out...

1. Benq DW1640 or DW1620
2. LG GSA-4163B

The first Benq is the newer model that burns DVD+R DL at 8X, where the 1620 does DL at 4X...LG makes a decent burner...both brands give excellent burn results

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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:21 am

ASUS DRW-1608P is actually a Pioneer (109 i think), good drive.
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Re: please help me decide which dvd-writer to buy

Postby Scour on Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:08 pm

jtan wrote:Hi,



1. BenQ 16x 4x Max DVD±RW Dual Layer
2. NU DDW081 8x 4x DVD±RW Drive
3. Lite-On LDW-451s 4x (8x4) DVD±RW Drive
4. Lite-On SOHW-812S 8x8 DVD±RW Drive
5. Lite-On SOHW-1673S 16x Dual Layer DVD±RW Drive
6. LG GSA-4163B 16x Double Layer DVD±RW Drive
7. Samsung TS-H552B 16x Double Layer DVD±RW Drive
8. ASUS DRW-1608P Double Layer DVD±RW
9. Sony DRU-710UL 16x Double Layer DVD±RW Drive



My choice:

1. Asus 1608 (Pioneer 109-OEM)
2. LG 4163

The Benq my be a 1620. If you can get a 1640, that could be my No. 2 at the moment.

And stay away from this old Nutech and bad Samsung
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Postby jtan on Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:00 am

thanks alot for the reply.

would like to confirm, i now pioneer is supporter of dvd-r, will the asus work well on dvd+r?

thanks.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:26 am

they're multi format burners, work well with both DVD-R and DVD+R.
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Postby pranav81 on Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:31 am

I would go for the multi format LG.


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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:39 am

i would prefer a Pioneer or Pioneer-based drive.
better writing quality.
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Postby TCAS on Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:04 am

Depends to your needs and piorities, each drive has Pros & Cons as you can see in CDRLabs reviwes. If overspeed of burning the media above the rating is your choice go for NEC3500 (If you can find one), if high ripping speed is your need then go for BenQ 1640.
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Postby Scour on Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:10 am

jtan wrote:thanks alot for the reply.

would like to confirm, i now pioneer is supporter of dvd-r, will the asus work well on dvd+r?

thanks.


The Asus/Pioneer are a little biased to DVD-R (like Benq is biased to DVD+R), but works very well with DVD+R, too.

I like LG-drives, but if I want again a LG I´ll be wait for the upcoming 4168/4168
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Postby jtan on Sat Aug 13, 2005 6:31 am

i'm all for high quality writing.. what do you suggest
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Postby Scour on Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:18 am

jtan wrote:i'm all for high quality writing.. what do you suggest


Pioneer/Asus

Looks like those two drives are better at 16x-writing
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Postby jtan on Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:57 am

thanks, i'm buying two units of asus.
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Postby Scour on Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:51 am

jtan wrote:thanks, i'm buying two units of asus.


Two? If you put it in the same PC?
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Postby jtan on Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:31 am

it's for 2 different PC...

however, i just got an offer,

HP DVD635i

Should I get the HP instead of the Asus?
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Postby Scour on Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:44 am

jtan wrote:HP DVD635i

Should I get the HP instead of the Asus?


No, it´s Liteon.
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Postby jtan on Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:39 am

thanks!
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