a question about dvd roms

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Thaine, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. Thaine

    Thaine Guest

    i am thinkin about buyin a dvd drive for my pc and i was lookin at this one:
    PIONEER INTERNAL ATAPI 16X DVD-ROM MODEL 106S/2
    and was wondering if it is a good drive and or if anyone has any suggestions. also i know that they used to reccomend a decoder board with a drive, (ie the hollywood one) but now with all the fancy software they have and the dvd acceleration that my gf4 brags about i was wondering if it is any benefit.
     
  2. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    yes, good question.... i have one as well as i am gonna get one this weekend. there isn't any real difference between a slot and tray dvd drive is there? it's more just what you prefer... well that's what i would think but i would like another opinion on that.
     
  3. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    i have the Pioneer 16X slot ...its the only one i've ever had in a PC.....works just fine for me ...use Power DVD XP Deluxe player with it :)

    my GF4 came with WinDVD but have never used it

    hardware decoders are a thing of the past as far as i know
     
  4. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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  5. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    I too have one of those drives very good (and can be made region free at your own risk), ALTHOUGH, they can be a bit noisy now and again if you want silent i have heard the toshiba drives are good though not available in the funky slot version :)
    Also power dvd is very good but so are the latest versions of windvd.
     
  6. Thaine

    Thaine Guest

  7. Ace123

    Ace123 Guest

    I like msi's dvd player.. pretty quiet and doesnt skip alot :0)
     
  8. shiatsu

    shiatsu OSNN Addict

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    try.... www.cdrlabs.com

    They have some good reviews of CDRW and DVD drives.
    There is also a specialist forum where you can ask questions

    Alan