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Whats so bad about the Pioneer 109?

Postby ryus on Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:21 pm

I currently have the Pioneer 107 and love the drive.

I mainly burn 8X -R discs from Prodisc media code F01. I have had no problems with this combination and the movies I have burnt play flawlessly.

A friend of mine was looking into picking up a DVDRW, and I mentioned to sell him my drive for cheap. So if he does pick up my drive, I would like to replace it witht he 109. But the general consensus on the 109 doesnt seem to be that great.

The 109 appeals to me but I would like to know if in fact it burns with P-CAV for 8-16X or not. Again, I would mainly be using 8X -R from Prodisc for the meantime.

I would also be interested in this drive for the DL capability. What is the DL performance on the 109? including DL performance with future firmware upgrades.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:33 pm

you use ProdiscF01 and it works? wow :o

Well, I hope you aren't looking to be looking at your data again in two or three years... those discs are crap!

As for the Pioneer DVR-109, it has some excellent potential, and should be quite effective for dual layer burning, since it will also support DVD-R9 media when it's available. I don't have the drive yet, so I won't make any comments on the burn quality.
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