1x DVD is all you need for DVD video. It's the same with CD audio 1x. BUT in the future you'll find more and more data placed on DVD's and for data purposes the faster the DVD player the quicker you can get to your data. The standard stand alone DVD player is 2x the more expensive models are around 4x.
For around $100 dollars you can buy this: LG 4320B 32x10x40x CD-RW / Combo 16x DVD, EZ Creator Software & USB2.0 Cable for a Laptop upgrade or Portability. http://www.aicmicro.com/productdetail.asp?id=11720
I'd check www.pricewatch.com for prices.
Although the firsts guys responce is the best a DVD reader and a seperate CD-R/RW drive costs more but it's tragic when you put all your eggs in one basket and it get's a hole! My preferance is get 2 drives.
Originally posted by DFX Toshiba 2x/16x SD-M1102 DVD-ROM. I was wondering, would, lets say, getting a 16x/40x DVD-ROM and then a fast CD-RW be a good choice, or will 2x DVD do all I need? I only use DVD for film, not data.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS