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Plextor Europe officially announces the 716A

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Postby alexnoe on Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:36 am

Well, Nero is just as junky as easy cd creator... the LG 4120B I bought came in a package as I like it: plastic bag with drive+manual inside. No Nero inside which I wouldn't want to pay one single cent for.

Nero has always been inferior to cdrecord and dvddecrypter and still is.... for example, you have to update it with a 28 MB download each time a new drive shall be supported. cdrecord / dvddecrypter always worked with newer drives, without the necessity to download a 28 MB update each month, just swapping old bugs for new ones. And Nero still can't handle long file names (more than 107 characters) and long volume ids (more than 16 characters)

The one an only thing Nero is good for is spying on its aspi traffic to find out bitsetting commands...
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Postby ItalianJob on Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:00 am

DVD_ADDICT wrote:Why is it that Plextor America doesn't offer PLEX TOOLS with the 716A drive? They have junky EASY CD/DVD CREATOR instead of NERO BURN. I see Plextor Europe includes PLEX TOOLS with their 716A.

Geez I forgot how to install the PLEX TOOLS! #-o


1- Create a registry entry
From this source...

Add this key :
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Juxtaposition] Parameter (REG_SZ) ="11111111"

2- Download Plextools Pro 2.16 upgrade and install it !
http://www.plextor.be/technicalservices/downloads/utilities.asp?choice=Utilities
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:07 pm

MadBurner wrote:
jvidia wrote:And what about a SATA version ?!?! 716SA ?!? :cry:


Yes, Plextor has announced a SATA version as well.

question though, will it be a native SATA drive, or just the same as the ATAPI drive with a bridge attached ?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:08 pm

alexnoe wrote:Well, Nero is just as junky as easy cd creator... Nero has always been inferior to cdrecord and dvddecrypter and still is....
etc.

sorry if this is a stupid question, is there a Windows version of cdrecord ?
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:12 pm

Of course: http://www.sbox.tugraz.at/home/t/tplank/ <= contains cdrecord, mkisofs and some other stuff
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:12 pm

alexnoe wrote:Of course: http://www.sbox.tugraz.at/home/t/tplank/ <= contains cdrecord, mkisofs and some other stuff

thank you :D :P
if you don't mind my asking, which frontend do you use ?
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:31 pm

i'm using the CLI
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:30 pm

alexnoe wrote:i'm using the CLI

???
is that one of the frontends listed on that page you linked?
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:42 pm

LOL


cli = command line interface.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:22 pm

alexnoe wrote:LOL


cli = command line interface.


Man... does nobody remember DOS anymore?
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Postby ItalianJob on Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:54 pm

DVD+RW 8X, DVD-R DL in october with a new firmware, and maybe "lightscribe" with a magic christmas firmware :lol:

Not joking, I'm waiting for the first HP lightscribe burner ! Only one color at the lightscribe start, and then...

Look at the article posted by IAN on cdrlabs,
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http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/040928/285288_1.html =P~
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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:16 pm

LightScribe won't be out until 2005. I'm not sure if Plextor has even signed on with HP for it yet.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:09 pm

Ian wrote:LightScribe won't be out until 2005. I'm not sure if Plextor has even signed on with HP for it yet.


Or if they will.... Since we know HP likes NEC and Ricoh for their burners, it's likely one of them will be signed on for supporting it.
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Postby KenW on Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:01 pm

I have looked at plex drives before I almost bought 708a, but the reviews stopped me, and 712a was only +R 12x again I was stopped but this time if I can find the money I think I will get this 716a drive, man is the spec on this drive sweet.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:02 pm

alexnoe wrote:LOL


cli = command line interface.

LOL indeed! :o :lol: :D

DOS ? what is DOS ? who uses DOS ?
LINUX !!!!
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Postby Shredder on Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:18 pm

ItalianJob wrote:I'm waiting for the first HP lightscribe burner ! Only one color at the lightscribe start, and then...

Ian wrote:LightScribe won't be out until 2005. I'm not sure if Plextor has even signed on with HP for it yet.


Remember Yamaha CRW-F1 DiscT@2? Déjà Vu!
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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:07 pm

Yeah, but this prints on top so you won't need labels.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:20 pm

ItalianJob wrote:and maybe "lightscribe" with a magic christmas firmware :lol:

where does it say that the Plex 716 might have a lightscribe firmware update ???
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Postby Ian on Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:11 am

dodecahedron wrote:
ItalianJob wrote:and maybe "lightscribe" with a magic christmas firmware :lol:

where does it say that the Plex 716 might have a lightscribe firmware update ???


Probably the same place where it says it makes cappuccino and takes out the garbage.
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Postby ItalianJob on Wed Sep 29, 2004 4:50 am

dodecahedron wrote:
ItalianJob wrote:and maybe "lightscribe" with a magic christmas firmware :lol:

where does it say that the Plex 716 might have a lightscribe firmware update ???


Nowhere, it was just a joke.

>>Remember Yamaha CRW-F1 DiscT@2? Déjà Vu!

Yamaha is RIP my friends, but it was a good idea. Again lightscribe will be "colored" for the next evolutions and not only monochrome. Without a specific printer, I think it's pretty cool...
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Postby Shredder on Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:41 am

Ian wrote:Yeah, but this prints on top so you won't need labels.


ItalianJob wrote:Yamaha is RIP my friends, but it was a good idea. Again lightscribe will be "colored" for the next evolutions and not only monochrome. Without a specific printer, I think it's pretty cool...


My point exactly. Yamaha CRW-F1 DiscT@2 was good idea, but you had to trade burning surface space to write and/or draw something on it, and you needed dark blue dye CD-R/RW to be clearly visible. So I'm thinking maybe this lightscribe will probably need lightscribe compatible discs and possibility that it may have some kind of side effects on durability and longevity (data archival duration) of the discs.
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Postby ItalianJob on Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:15 am

You need special lightscribe DVD discs, and Verbatim will provide them first.
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Postby Ian on Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:21 am

Anyone else envisioning discs that are gonna cost $5 a pop? Verbatim isn't exactly cheap as it is.
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Postby ItalianJob on Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:02 am

As always, inovation has a cost (at the begining almost).
2.4X DL discs and good 16X SL discs are still quite expensive. And so DVD burners were a few months ago...
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Postby MadBurner on Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:45 am

Plextor Europe officially announces the 716A


Perhaps it's time to change the topic of this thread :P

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