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This LG GCE-8520B looks better !

Postby eliminator on Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:12 am

Image ... with 2 lights ! :wink:
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Postby 7-endless on Fri Mar 07, 2003 1:55 am

Is there any technical difference at all between this drive and the one with 1 LED?
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Postby eliminator on Fri Mar 07, 2003 1:58 am

Dunno really - this one might be Korean/8MB buffer, like in the good ole times, but it's probably just on sale overseas... :roll:
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Postby 7-endless on Fri Mar 07, 2003 2:04 am

eliminator wrote:Dunno really - this one might be Korean/8MB buffer, like in the good ole times, but it's probably just on sale overseas... :roll:


Well, I hope there's no difference...I just bought the single LED model the other day...
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Postby eliminator on Fri Mar 07, 2003 3:32 am

Me too (WallMart $63.99) :wink:
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Postby goden99 on Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:16 pm

I hate the new cheap style with one LED.

I loved my first burner with the Write RED led. I don't understand why they changed to one LED.
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Postby Ian on Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:20 pm

goden99 wrote:I don't understand why they changed to one LED.


Cheaper to produce? elim, I think that picture is a mock up. They probably took their 48x writer and slapped some new graphics on it for the website.
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Postby goden99 on Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:23 pm

Being a little observant, I noticed onthere site all the CDRWs have the TWO LEDs :o ! howcome when we go buy them there is only one ? :evil:
http://www.lge.com/c_product/catalog/pr ... ion=1,20,2
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Postby eliminator on Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:33 pm

Ian wrote:
goden99 wrote:I don't understand why they changed to one LED.


Cheaper to produce? elim, I think that picture is a mock up. They probably took their 48x writer and slapped some new graphics on it for the website.



Yep - I noticed that your review/ 1 light unit was made in Korea (mine is Chinese), so that may be just a mock up :lol:
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Postby stevehp on Fri Mar 07, 2003 6:26 pm

Being a little observant, I noticed onthere site all the CDRWs have the TWO LEDs ! howcome when we go buy them there is only one ?
http://www.lge.com/c_product/catalog/pr ... ion=1,20,2


That site is probably the worldwide site if you're in the US then do http://www.lgeus.com . I do like two leds better than one though it's not anything I myself would get a belly ache over.
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Postby goden99 on Fri Mar 07, 2003 8:18 pm

USA'S LG site doesn't show you the burners if it has one or two LEDs because the tray is open. :x

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Canada's LG site shows the two leds

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Postby NW53 on Mon Mar 10, 2003 6:21 pm

I email LG and ask, Why two LED 8520B model not sold in the U.S. They email back with a short answer...."Different drive configurations may be sold in different markets."
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Postby eliminator on Tue Mar 11, 2003 2:13 am

Duh, real in-depth explanation ! :roll:
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Postby Action Jackson on Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:25 pm

I don't mind the single LED. At least LG has changed the color of the LED's to intuitively reflect the status of the drive.

It used to be:
GREEN for burning and RED/ORANGE for reading.

Now it's:
RED/ORANGE for burning and GREEN for reading.
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Postby eliminator on Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:39 pm

makes more sense
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Postby Bloody Aztec on Wed Mar 12, 2003 12:36 am

I want this new LG!
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Postby Raz0rX on Wed Mar 12, 2003 12:00 pm

I am still waiting for the new firmware to be released...otherwise, the drive is very very picky about CDR media to be burnt @ high speed.
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Postby NW53 on Wed Mar 12, 2003 12:38 pm

I also got a email back about that too, and another short answer.... "Its due to media imitations not the unit"
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Postby Raz0rX on Wed Mar 12, 2003 2:02 pm

I don't understand, why don't they just implement an option where you can turn-off the drive's media detection...
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Postby eliminator on Wed Mar 12, 2003 2:45 pm

I think I'll just return it, keep my trusty LG32x10x40@40x12x40 :wink: , and wait to see how it goes with the newgen 54x32x54 stuff...
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