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    lee551's Avatar no soup for you! BT Rep: +5
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    ok, i've decided to break down & buy a DVD burner. i'm open to suggestions to what you use & reccomend to look for. a dvd/cd-rw combo would be nice, but i dont need the cd-rw, it would just be nice. i'm thinking i want a dual-layer compatible one so its supported for the short future & speed of at least 8x (doesnt really have to be faster i think, i dont even burn cd's faster than 16x). $100 ceiling.

    a few i'm looking at:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...131-236&depa=0

    this is the same drive @ 2 different prices, i couldn't find the difference, can you?
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-037&depa=0
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-034&depa=0

    only that the more expensive one DOESNT have software. isn't that backwards?


    anyways. any comments/suggestions/criticism welcome.

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    Don't buy a burner based on price! A higher price doesn't mean it's better.

    My recommendations:

    1. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-046&depa=1
    2. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-032&depa=1

    Also don't buy based on supplied software. There is very good freeware for DVD copying.
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 01-03-2005 at 05:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Don't buy a burner based on price! A higher price doesn't mean it's better.

    My recommendations:

    1. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-046&depa=1
    2. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-032&depa=1

    Also don't buy based on supplied software. There is very good freeware for DVD copying.

    oh i know. i'm not going by price, what gave you that impression? those 2 that i listed were the same model burner, i couldn't find a diff, other than the price & one has software. i thought it strange.

    thanks for your two suggestions. the first looks very nice for me. i didn't see the second ones dual layer write speed... was it the 4X DVD+R9?
    Last edited by lee551; 01-03-2005 at 06:06 AM.

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    I bought this 1 a few weeks ago http://www.memorex.com/html/products...=115&opento=11

    Its awesome, no problems what so ever, Burns a full dvd in about 6mins. also is rated #1 at http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...,118521,00.asp

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    NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Black, Model ND-3500A BK, OEM

    I also see that in your first post something about a dvd/cd-rw combo. Don't make the mistake to get one of those. That isn't a DVD burner. Only plays DVDs.

    All DVD burners burn CD-R as well.

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    VB, i edited my post. i didn't see that right away, i missed the Dual Layer part in the title. sorry i meant dvd burner / cd burner when i wrote dvd/cd-rw, i didnt know what the correct labeling format was.

    thanks drbeerman
    Last edited by lee551; 01-03-2005 at 06:12 AM.

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    Yes that's 4X speed for dual layer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Don't buy a burner based on price! A higher price doesn't mean it's better.

    My recommendations:

    1. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-046&depa=1
    2. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-032&depa=1

    Also don't buy based on supplied software. There is very good freeware for DVD copying.
    I would also recommend #2, I have a nec2510a and love it, if I were to buy now I would not hesitate to get 16x model.

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    yeah, that NEC is looking better and better. #3 on that pcworld.com top 10 dvd drives list. its better than that Sony one and faster too.

    this one looks pretty good too: #2 on that list^.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...106-960&depa=0
    Last edited by lee551; 01-03-2005 at 06:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee551
    yeah, that NEC is looking better and better. #3 on that pcworld.com top 10 dvd drives list. its better than that Sony one and faster too.

    this one looks pretty good too: #2 on that list^.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...106-960&depa=0
    you mean #1, no.2 is the nec

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