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Plextor PX-708A & Pioneer DVD-106S/2 - Still any Good?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:25 pm
by tedward
I'm building a new C2D system for my son & am wondering if any of the parts from his current system are worth keeping. He currently has the PX-708A. He does burn a few movies. If the only improvement from it to a current generation model is 8x -> 16x, then I will use it. Have there been other significant improvements that would warrant me replacing it?

If yes, you recommendations please.

Oh yeah, & for ripping, he has a Pioneer DVD-106S/2 (slot-load DVD-ROM). Is that ok, or...?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:32 pm
by Ian
If drives were still $100 a pop, I'd tell you to hold on to them. These days though, you can get a decent drive that will replace both those for $30-$50.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:50 pm
by tedward
So besides speed, are there other improvements?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:46 pm
by Scour
Yes, the newer writers upport the "faster" media like 16x better than this old 8x-writer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:23 pm
by tedward
OK, I've decided to buy a new burner, but will the PX-708A do good as a ripper?