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Plextor PX-B920S - rebadge

Postby Halc on Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:21 am

http://www.plextor-europe.com/products/ ... =PX-B920SA

I'm assuming it's a rebadge. Which one though?
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:22 am

It's an LG GGW-H20L. I'm not sure why they're saying it writes to BD-R media at only 4x though.

The PX-B300SA is an LG GGC-H20L.

http://www.plextor-europe.com/products/ ... =PX-B300SA
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:03 pm

Here are a couple of pictures. Not the best looking drives IMO.
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Postby Halc on Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:07 am

Thanks Ian. The 4x got me stumped.

My friend with the GGW-H20L is reporting he's having trouble burning many 4x rated media at anything except 2x.

So much for 6x burning (at of this time)...
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:31 am

Halc wrote:My friend with the GGW-H20L is reporting he's having trouble burning many 4x rated media at anything except 2x.


Really? I've had no problems burning at 6x, even with Verbatim's 2x BD-R media.
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Postby Halc on Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:34 pm

Interesting! Can you tell me which fw you have?

CORRECTION (I'm getting too old...):

He can only burn RE-discs (2x certified) at 1x (Maxwell, Verbatim, Philips).

Burning -R discs is still way too expensive, hence RE discs :)
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:55 pm

He probably has verification enabled.
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Postby Ian on Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:17 am

They're coming to the US..

PX-B920SA - $599 - http://www.plextor.com/english/products/px-B920SA.html

PX-B300SA - $499 - http://www.plextor.com/english/products/px-B300SA.html

As usual, the price are high. You can get their LG equivalents for $200 less.
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Re: Plextor PX-B920S - rebadge

Postby McTrinsic on Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:06 am

Sorry if I dig our an old theat, but I have a burning question (pun intended ;) ) at hand...

I presently would like to replace ym Samsung 203L-DVD-Burner with a drive capable of Blu-Ray-Burning.

I am looking for a drive that does everything, though, including Lightscribe, DVD-RAM and: Bitsetting!

So does this Plextor allow bitsetting on *ALL* DVD media??

Or is it unlikely since it is simply a re-labeled LG?

Or is the LG capable of bitsetting on all media with a modified firmware?

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Re: Plextor PX-B920S - rebadge

Postby Ian on Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:36 am

If its like the LG, it does bitsetting on DVD+R and DVD+R DL. I haven't heard of any modified firmware.

If you can live without HD DVD, LG has a number of Blu-ray only drives that are A LOT more affordable than the Plextor.
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