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Postby DragonLord on Thu Nov 27, 2003 1:27 pm

Hello...
i know there is a lot of post regarding whick dvd rom and i am sorry for antoher one.....

but i am thinking of buying one to my brother in christmas present...

the imporant thing about the dvd rom is..

Best Quality as possible
don't have to do 16x when ripping but more then like 5x or something like that speed is not the biggest concern i just want the best dvd for playback quality and support of media and formats

i have some drivers i'm interrested of and those are

lite on there best dvd drive don't know which that is
toshiba 1712 har impossible to get in sweden wher can i buy it?
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:15 am

If the Lite-On is easier for you to get, then I recommend getting it. Either the LTD-163, LTD-165, or LTD-166 will suit you just fine. You could order the Toshiba online, some vendors ship internationally, but it's probably easier (and cheaper) for you to purchase a Lite-On in Sweden.
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Postby DragonLord on Fri Nov 28, 2003 8:09 am

where can i order the toshiba dvd rom and is it better than lite on in quality
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Nov 28, 2003 8:26 am

Compare prices at http://www.pricewatch.com and look under the Dealer/Other Info column to see if a vendor ships worldwide. Be sure to check a dealer's rating at http://www.resellerratings.com before ordering.

Is the SD-M1712 better than the LTD-166? Well, you'll hear supporters on either side. :) When it boils down to it, I don't think you'll be disappointed with either drive. Both are high quality.
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Nov 28, 2003 11:58 am

I prefer Lite-On DVD-ROM drives but that is just me. I find them to be nice and fast, especially when it comes down to ripping a DVD. The Lite-On DVD-ROM drives are really great stuff. Highly recomended.
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Postby DragonLord on Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:01 pm

for now i am thinking of an lite on dvd.. but what model should i take. and where in sweden or europe is the best price for t?
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:04 pm

I'm not sure where the best prices are, but I am running off of a LTD-163D and I find it to be great. Other models are the LTD-163, LTD-165H, and LTD-166S, they are all great drives from what I hear.
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Postby Han on Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:22 pm

Well, today I bought one of the last retail Toshibas SD-M1712. I'm quite confident it's of better quality than Lite-On, besides it's made in Japan. :D

If you want to get one, get it quick. Newer model SD-M1802 is not as good and there's no RPC1 patched firmware for it yet (supposedly it uses a completely different (VIA) chipset than previous models)...
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:43 pm

Do the latest DVD-Rom's play DVD+R/RW media? Mine from 6 months ago don't...
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:49 pm

UALOneKPlus wrote:Do the latest DVD-Rom's play DVD+R/RW media? Mine from 6 months ago don't...


What drive did you get? All of the DVD Players I have play DVD+R/RW fine. Well, my Toshiba SD-3800 DVD Player plays it on and off, but it plays it most of the time.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:42 pm

aviationwiz wrote:
UALOneKPlus wrote:Do the latest DVD-Rom's play DVD+R/RW media? Mine from 6 months ago don't...


What drive did you get? All of the DVD Players I have play DVD+R/RW fine. Well, my Toshiba SD-3800 DVD Player plays it on and off, but it plays it most of the time.


That's good to hear. I have a BTC and a CyberDrive DVD-Rom...
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Postby DragonLord on Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:29 pm

where can i by the toshiba... quick responding plz
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Postby TheWizard on Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:58 pm

I already told you where, DragonLord. Scroll up to see my post.
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Postby Han on Sun Nov 30, 2003 5:10 am

DragonLord, why don't you check at Toshiba Sweden where to buy SD-M1712... There must be a store in your country which sells Toshiba DVD drives. The retail box includes a nice user's manual that is also in Swedish language!
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:24 am

Han wrote:Well, today I bought one of the last retail Toshibas SD-M1712.

YES! ME TOO! :P :P :P

(well, acutally an OEM one...)

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=13868
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:27 pm

Han wrote:Well, today I bought one of the last retail Toshibas SD-M1712. I'm quite confident it's of better quality than Lite-On, besides it's made in Japan. :D

interesting...mine is made in China.
manufactured May 2003. when was yours made, Han?
i'm surprised, i wouldn't have thought they manufacture the same drive in more than one plant.

i wonder if it means mine is not as well made...the old "made in Japan vs. made in China" debate... :o
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Postby Han on Fri Dec 05, 2003 4:42 am

Mine was made in October 2002, revision 000. :wink: Perhaps the revision number explains "made in Japan".

For now no one complained over Toshibas made in China...
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:47 am

over a year from poduction to sale!

where do you see a "revision number" ?
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Postby Han on Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:16 am

dodecahedron wrote:where do you see a "revision number" ?

On the label somewhere beside the SD-M1712 and "made in". Usually there's 000 or 001...
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:19 am

yeah, found it, it's revision 000, same as yours.
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