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bigggt 05-26-2004 07:06 PM

Buying a DVD burner - what's best?
 
Hi i don't want to spend a lot becuase i hope someday to buy a new computer with one already with it but i have seen a few around here for around 200 bucks(Canadian)

What are important features i need to look for

I'm not even sure what the - and + mean :roll:

Thanx

kwag 05-26-2004 07:44 PM

Re: Buying a DVD burner
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigggt

I'm not even sure what the - and + mean :roll:

DVD
-
R(RW) is a different format than DVD
+
R(RW)
Technically speaking, the
+ is a better design, but the
- is more compatible.
If you can get a DVD writer that supports both formats, get it :!:
My suggestions: Sony DRX-500 series :cool:

-kwag

bigggt 05-26-2004 07:57 PM

Thanx Karl

I have been looking on the internet for stores around my area for about the past 2 hours and like i said i would like to stay under 200 if i can

As far as sony i have only been able to find these 2 Sony DRU 530A and 530UL(this one is 350 bucks here)

Can someone look at this for me and tell me what you think

http://www.directron.com/dru530a.html
And there is an LG for 300 on for 150

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...=&newdeptid=18

I will have to drive an hour to get this one

Thanx guys

Also i have a celeron 900 will this be OK

On a side note i know alot of people here have cyberhome 300 does it play dvdr

kwag 05-26-2004 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigggt

Also i have a celeron 900 will this be OK

Sure :!:
Quote:


On a side note i know alot of people here have cyberhome 300 does it play dvdr
My KDVDs burned on DVD+RW DON'T work on my Cyberhome 300 :!:
DVD-R work fine, and I haven't tested DVD+R yet.

-kwag

rhino 05-26-2004 09:15 PM

Kwag,

Have you managed to get any +RW's working in the cyberhome 300? I have used +RW's in the 320 (which apparently is the same thing), but I have not put any KDVD's onto an RW yet,

Colin.

kwag 05-26-2004 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhino
Kwag,

Have you managed to get any +RW's working in the cyberhome 300?

No. At least HP +RW brand.
Quote:

I have used +RW's in the 320 (which apparently is the same thing), but I have not put any KDVD's onto an RW yet,

Colin.
Could be the brand I used. I'll have to try another brand.

-kwag

rhino 05-27-2004 07:44 AM

I have only used Fuji+RW's mainly because they have a good rep with the NEC 1300a.

Cheers,

bigggt 05-27-2004 05:17 PM

HI guys does anyone have any opinion on the sony DRU 530A because i would like to get it this weekend :D

bigggt 05-27-2004 06:21 PM

Sorry i didn't realize you needed a Canadian postal code to look at the first link :oops:

SO if anyone Looked I appologize and have changed the link so you don't need to

rhino 05-28-2004 07:57 AM

Sony's in general are pretty good, though can be fusy on what blank DVD's you use (but then again, most dvd writers are like that). Its worth checking out the www.rpc1.org and forum as these guys do a lot of testing on these drives,

Cheers,

Dialhot 05-28-2004 08:36 AM

Look also towards pioneer units.

I have a 106D that I bought 105 euros (150 $CAN) last chrismas and today you can have the 107D that is the same but burn at 8x speed both +R and -R and at 4x -RW/+RW


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