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A Second cd writer OR a dvd drive

Postby seeplusplus on Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:53 am

I already have a LTR/48125W. I want to replace my ageing Acer 50x cd rom drive. I am planning to go for a second cd writer(LG 48x). Should I instead go for a dvd rom drive like LTR 166s ?

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Postby Bhairav on Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:00 am

That depends. Are you going to be watching DVD movies on your computer? If yes, by all means go in for a DVD drive. The 166S costs Rs 2200-2500 here in Bombay. But if you are not going to watch DVDs on your computer, and are looking to burn >1 disc simultaneously, you can go in for a writer like the 8481B, which costs 3300 Rs here in Bombay. The choice is yours to make. But just remember that when burning 2 discs simultaneously, you will only be able to burn at the speed of the slower writer, but this should not be a problem in your case, as you already have an LTR48125W.
For general use, both a DVD drive and a writer would be pretty much the same (speedwise). So the choice is yours to make, after evaluating your own needs.
Good luck making up your mind :wink:
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Postby darshanjog on Sat Feb 15, 2003 3:53 am

I am currently in the same situation.

Hi! Bhairav.

I already have a Lite-On 48125S

Want to replace my LG 52x cd-rom with a CD-Rewriter. I don't watch DVD movies.

Now, Shall I get a Samsung 48x24x48x or LG 48x24x48x?

Don't know if Lite-On 48x24x48x has arrived in India.

Heard some odd experiences about LG 8481B. So, what you guys have to say about this.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Sat Feb 15, 2003 5:41 am

I recommend that you go for the DVD drive.

Fry's Electronics has a great deal on a DVD drive for only $35.00

The reason I recommend that is because you will be able to read DVD's and copy data from them. I have a wedding DVD that I was able to use the new DVD drive to copy the data from and back up onto my hard drive.

It gives you more flexiblity this way.
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Postby darshanjog on Sat Feb 15, 2003 12:03 pm


Well, DVDs are not common at all in my part of the world. CDs are the only thing that people use in common here.

No use of DVD for me.

I can afford it but, I will not be able to share DVDs with anyone as no one has a DVD-ROM.
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Postby Action Jackson on Sat Feb 15, 2003 4:43 pm

If it's available, why not get a CDRW/DVD Combo drive?

I'm waiting for my LG GCC 4480B 48/24/48/16 that I ordered to arrive.

There's an LG chapter in India : http://www.lgindia.com

I'm not saying that it has to be an LG but the DVD playback is fairly quiet on their 32/10/40/16 combo drive.
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Postby darshanjog on Sat Feb 15, 2003 10:05 pm

My idea is to shell out minimum money. I'll be giving 2 CD-ROMs as buy-back to the dealer & just pay the difference.

That dealer doesn't sell lite-ons. Thats why I am considering LG or Samsung.
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