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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/23/2004 3:49:59 PM   
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You cannot flash Pioneer drives with NEC firmware and via versa, the updater will refuse this anyway

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/25/2004 9:55:15 PM   
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Emperor whats your opinion Pioneer or NEC . As you probably know by know what kind of burner I am looking for.

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/28/2004 7:16:20 PM   
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I am getting 108 but is retail version that much better or should I wait for the new Plextor. Can the oem version of the Pioneer drive be upgraded to quite technology exe found on this link (http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/support_software.jsp?category=support/software)


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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/29/2004 4:47:58 PM   
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We have tested the DVR-A08XLA, for the sure the Plextor PX-716A specs sound very nice, but without testing it first, cannot be sure about its performance

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/29/2004 5:48:04 PM   
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I was wondering if the firmware can used on OEM 108 to make use of quite drive technology or no as it's mentioned on the link I posted.

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/29/2004 6:03:00 PM   
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No it can't be used to enable quiet drive on the 108 OEM sorry !!!


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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/29/2004 8:53:16 PM   
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Ok then is it still ok to buy OEM 108 without the quiet drive ?? or I am on safe side by buying retail.

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/30/2004 1:36:06 AM   
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There's no such need, however the final decision is yours.

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/30/2004 10:35:45 AM   
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I have the retail one.
It's really quiet. I have to look at the light to see if it's burning or not!
Unless you have extra powerful hears, I would not recommend paying the xtra$ for quiet drive.

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/30/2004 12:19:57 PM   
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The OEM drives I hope are pretty reliable and they only have 30 day warrenty ??

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/30/2004 3:16:11 PM   
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the OEM drives should have 1 year not 30 days warranty, where you saw that?

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 9/30/2004 4:01:44 PM   
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I have the retail one.
It's really quiet. I have to look at the light to see if it's burning or not!
Unless you have extra powerful hears, I would not recommend paying the xtra$ for quiet drive.

Oopps, I was confused.
I do not have the retail, I have the OEM without the quiet drive feature.

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 10/2/2004 11:32:18 PM   
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Thanks well I bought the retail Plextor cd burner which just went bad and it was replaced by plextor if it was oem . I would be in big trouble . The retail is for $150 and OEM for $82 why as Pioneer wants to charge more for the box ??.

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 10/3/2004 2:46:40 PM   
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Read the review of A08XLA and see whats included at the retail drive, in short there are some minor differences, which may or not justify the additional $

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 10/6/2004 10:25:50 PM   
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I read the review of the retail version the only thing extra it offers is quite drive technology. Which I am not sure if its worth paying for. Which drive is more reliable nec or pioneer. I dont want a drive which is too picky about medid and gives me too may problems down the road.

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RE: Buying Pioneer 108 - 10/17/2004 11:00:10 PM   
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How much time will I save by buying a 16X vs 8X ??. I finally decided to buy Pioneer 108 instead of NEC 2510. Any problems with Pioneer so far ??

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