Best Dual Layer DVD Burners

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Leaderz0rz, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Leaderz0rz

    Leaderz0rz Wee

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    What is the best duel layer DVD burner that can burn duel layer dvd discs, regular dvd discs and cdrws? and can you read duel layer dvd discs in a single layer dvd drive?
     
  2. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Here is a good one http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?NEC-ND3500
    Cheap too
    Its also avalible in black.
    As for the Dual disc question, it really varies but I heard around 50% of dvd players/drives could read them but it could depend alot on the disc quality and other factors.
    hope this helps
     
  3. DwarfData

    DwarfData OSNN Addict

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    I bought one of these last week Pioneer 108
    I've not used it as a dual layer writer yet. My old Sony Writer died so I had to get a new one. This came highly recommended. I've been burning at 12x on bulk 4x media with out a problem.
     
  4. dick471

    dick471 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Dual Layer Burner

    I've been using the Pioneer 108 ($71.00 Newegg) and it works perfect. I've only used Ridata 2.4X DL media sofar. Matrix Revolutions burned perfect!
     
  5. Bought one of these just a few days ago, haven't had a chance to use it yet, but will test it soon. Once I've given it a few goes I'll give a mini review if you like :)
     
  6. breezie

    breezie OSNN Addict

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    i vote for the NEC 3500 in terms of value and performance!
     
  7. yuppers NEC 3500, or you can get a single layer NEC dvd burner like the one themafia has and update it's firmware to be dual layer
     
  8. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    yup NEC 3500 is the best!!!!! and NEC 2510(#'s could be mixed up) is 2nd best. very affordable too! well atleast t he dvd burner is, may not the actual double layer discs lol
     
  9. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    nec 3500 is the best, any of the nec are the best compared to any other brand (yes even pioneer) i talk with the people who write the firmware for them and every nec that came out they top rated it
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    HMMmmm well I have the NEC 3500 - not to be the best, but because it was in my budget and good....

    HOWEVER I have heard plextor make the best if price is no object and speed is your need.....
     
  11. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Dunno why everyone raves about the nec 3500 its crap compared to the pioneer 108 and the LG 4160 (which I have in black).

    So there you have it. Choose between the Pioneer 108 or the LG 4160
     
  12. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    http://www.plextor.com/english/products/716A.htm

    You won't find a better one than this, and I've never had a coaster. Plextor is excellent when it comes to compatibility, and has regular firmware updates to accomodate changes in media.

    Melon
     
  13. Leaderz0rz

    Leaderz0rz Wee

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    well i purchased the plextor one, what media would you suggest? i usaly go with memorex, but i dunno if they make duel layer?