Which is the best dual-layer dvd writer?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by indyjones, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Hi all

    Been a while but I am back again!
    Anyway thinking of replacing the trusty old liteon 811 for a dual layer dvd writer and I am a bit out of touch.
    What would do you recommend? the two drives to get my attention are the latest ones from Plextor and Liteon.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. lancer

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  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    The trick is to find the damn DVD's lolol

    Here in Canada they are rare!
     
  4. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Plextor 716, is the best. It costs a bit more, but the speed and features you get are outstanding.
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I just bought the Plextor and it's great. I'd recommend it.
     
  6. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    where some threads deleted?
     
  7. lol yea i think so, and by some i think you mean about 2 dozen of them haha
     
  8. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    hehe ok ok i was being a little cheaky :)

    I still think there's a club though.

    "So if you wanna join my gang, my gang" :)
     
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  9. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    tdk makes a decent one. i went electronics shopping at staples when i was in new hampshire, took advantage of the no sales tax.
     
  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I havn't really looked into the dual-layer but as Tagget_LOA said TDK are good. I had a regular TDK DVD burner and worked great. I think it was a rebadged plextor.
     
  11. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    nec is the best in my opinion
     
  12. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    I'm happy with my Lite-On drive although the disc tray seems a bit on the flimsy side.
     
  13. lancer

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    I still say it doesn't matter and that speed of the drive is more important, and more important still is the brand of DVD disk you buy.
     
  14. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Went for the NEC in the end as it was only £40 for the black one and the plextor drive is much much more, would had preferred the plex but can not afford it currently :( still thanks for the advice guys as least I know the Nec is good :) 3520A think it is...
     
  15. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i plan to get the NEC 3520A soon. it looks like the best for the price
     
  16. Kush

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    hey indy best choice :D make sure u get the hacked firmware the nec's operate much better with the ones from herrie www.rpc1.org or his own site, might not be updated though check both www.herrie.org
     
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    I paid approx $100-$110 USD for my Plextor PX-716A after rebate ($30) directly from Plextor. As with all of my previous Plextor drives it has functioned flawlessly and I am more than pleased with it.

    rotjong
     
  18. LeeJend

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    Wait for 6 months until the high density optical drives are on the street then get anything you want for $50. In the mean time don't bother. Media is too damn expensive at $8 or more a blank.

    I have a DL drive but won't be buying any media until it's under $2.
     
  19. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Yes in 6 monthes there will be a much better *NEC* its the best burner in the world lol

    And I am sure by that in this time all the other company's will have learned how to make DVD burners like *NEC* the best in the world
     
  20. Taggert_LOA

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    i just picked up a crap load of dual layer media @ my local k-mart. they had it on clearance. 10 pack for 8.88. i bought all 17 of them lol.