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Whats the best?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:02 am
by Jayfaas
Whats the best DVD burner out right now? I am building a high dollar computer and im getting two DVD burners and I want the best.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:24 am
by Dartman
Well that's kinda a loaded question as every one has their favorites and every system varies as does what you want to do.
The BenQ 1640 is very nice and has bitsetting and other nice tools included and burns most media very well, also a fast ripper.
The NEC 4550 does DVD RAM at 5x as well as any other format dvd wise and rips fast plus it does really well with DL media for me.
The Pioneer 110d uses the same chipset as the NEC but has different firmware and WOPC modes so it writes similar to the NEC and also does DL very well but it is a slow ripper. If your brave you can crossflash it to a 110 pure and get dvd ram and other features depending on which package you use.
If I had to do two for me it would be the 1640 and either the NEC 4550 or the 110 your choice as the good of one should help the bad of the other.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:12 am
by hoxlund
my vote goes to a system with both a plextor 716 and a pioneer 110

i like my 108 cause of the speed hacked region free firmware

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:44 pm
by dolphinius_rex
I would suggest the BenQ DW1640 and PX-716SA. I would suggest not considering the NEC 4550 at all (based on the test results I've seen with even high quality media!), before considering the DVR-110D, please read my review on it.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:14 pm
by Ankerson
I would say the Plextor PX 716A is the best.

Although mine just died after burning like 250~300 DVD+R's (That's equal to over 2,000 CDR's) and countless CDR's in 10 months.

I can say it lasted very well taking into account the amount of burning I do.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:43 am
by hoxlund
i lost count after 12 or so spindles of dvds that have gone through my 716

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:52 am
by Ankerson
I think mine failed partly due to too many power hits in my old system, it was transfered to my new one after the old motherboard and some of the cards and PSU etc died.

I have a new one coming next week and Plextor gave me an RMA # so I will have 2 of them. :)