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Hard choice - 10/20/2004 5:18:57 PM   
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Hi all...
well - im buying my first Dvd-rw and i dont know what 2 choose - after reading alot here for the past 2 days i come to 4 choices that in money wish are the same but im not sure what should i get in terms of better quility of reading cd's and life spend ...
Here are my options if anyone can recommand some one over the other please help me disiced ... :)) - (TNX)
1)Lg 4160
2)Nec 3500a
3)Pionner 108

Thank you ...
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RE: Hard choice - 10/20/2004 5:54:24 PM   
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Depends upon what you need, for example DVD-RAM is important for your or not?

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RE: Hard choice - 10/20/2004 6:03:12 PM   
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Not at all
i dont think i can even get it ... :))

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RE: Hard choice - 10/20/2004 6:35:07 PM   
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Ok then All drives will fit at your choices, nec 3500 has the highest un-official support

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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 4:10:01 AM   
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Hello everybody. I am doubting to buy a NEC3500 or a Pioneer108. In a recent test, the NEC seemed to have a higher writing speed, but the Pioneer had less errors. Besides, I read more info on the NEC, is it more popular? I will use the drive only for small in-house applications. Can anyone tell me which drive to buy?

Thanks a lot, Ferry!


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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 4:56:00 AM   
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yOU NEED HIGHER SPEED OR WRITING QUALITY?

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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 7:14:31 AM   
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Speed is not a great issue. I do not burn that many discs. I just want to have a stable and high-quality DL-DVD-burner which supports nearly all brands of empty media. So I think I need higher quality.

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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 7:34:03 AM   
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is bit-setting important to you?
so you can burn you're dvd+r 's as dvd-rom and know much more dvd-players can read youre disc's ?

What media will you be using +r, -r or both?

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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 7:47:02 AM   
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Hi - dont wanna sound of the topic but ... what the hell is bit-setting
and does the nec-3500a does it ?

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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 10:03:38 AM   
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bit-setting is that you can choice to burn youre dvd+r as a dvd-rom.
Why should you do this? Because dvd-rom is more compatible with a lot of standalone dvd-rom players.
(mine cheap ass aki dvd-rom player can't read a dvd+r but when i burn them as dvd-rom i reads the disc very well)


The nec does it with non-official firmware i believe and the pioneer can't (the benq can do it with official firmware en i there are some other brands that can do it with official firmware)

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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 11:30:03 AM   
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Ok - i get it ... so the only reson for doing that is for most dvd players to read movies i burn ...
Well - does it affect any data files (computer wise ... - i dont really care about burning dvd movies)
and if so - is it hard to do (changing into dvd-rom)

SO - WHAT DO YOU THINK - NEC3500A ? OR SOMETHING ELSE?

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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 11:33:22 AM   
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I would suggest the LG which is overall a very good burner/reader. Apart from the bitsetting feature which is missing from the LG there is no other disadvantage.

And this I believe will be fixed soon.

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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 3:50:07 PM   
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I never heard of bit-settings before, so I do not think that it is a big issue to me. Most of the movies I will burn are for my own (Sony-dvd player). I have done it previously always on dvd-r discs and never faced problems. In the future, I think I'll focus more on dvd+r, since they are the only one supporting DL-burning and have more options, especially with photo/movie editing etc.
And what about that LG? Never really read a lot about it.

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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 5:40:17 PM   
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I am also interested in buying a dvd-writer.
I want good reading ( or successful ripping) and quality writing for DVD only, I don't care speed because I won't burn more than 8X and I don't care about DVD-ram or 99min cd.
I don't care about RPC(region free) because I have a standalone region-free dvd player and I heard you can decrypt a different region dvd and make a region-free copy.
How about Plextor 716? It should support bit-setting soon( v.s. Pioneer 108) with more compatible media(v.s.LG 4160) and it is a retail version (v.s. NEC's OEM 3500).
What is the warranty term if I buy a NEC 3500 OEM from newegg?
Thx for the reply.

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RE: Hard choice - 10/21/2004 5:50:27 PM   
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If bitsettings are not important to you then definitely go for the LG 4160b. But bitsettings are generally only good for compatibilty for DVD+R movie backups and not DVD-R. So if backing up movies is not your thing then go LG...otherwise go NEC!!!

The LG review is available at CDRInfo...read it!!!

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RE: Hard choice - 10/22/2004 1:59:51 AM   
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I also believe LG as an excellent purchase. As for bitsetting it will be supported soon.

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