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rom or burner?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:47 am
by stretch
My pioneer dvd 106s has died, I am wondering wether to get a replacement DVD rom or save my pennies and get a burner instead? Is there an advantage of having a DVD rom and a DVD burner or will a burner suffice for both?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:04 am
by treemana
stretch, sorry to hear your drive died. Personally, I believe a burner would suffice. The only advantage to having both would be to copy directly from DVD to DVD. With only a burner, you'd have to copy to the hard drive first, then swap disks and burn the files/image you just created on the hard drive.

I don't mind the extra step, so only a burner is fine for me.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 6:22 pm
by CDRecorder
I'd suggest a burner, too. I have an LDW-411S burner, and I use it for reading, too.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:12 am
by BoGMan1a
I have three drives in my box. The CD-RW drive for CD burning at higher than the 16x that my DVD burner supports. The DVD burner for burning DVD's obviously. And finally, the DVD-ROM for playing DVD's, and espcially important, backed-up games that check for an ATIP since it can't read an ATIP.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 6:22 am
by integspec
As others suggested, Burner would do just fine. Basically, whatever ROM can do, burners will usually do it better. Try to go for a 8x burner or otherwise 4x is ok. Make sure it's dual format so you can use both types of media.