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Posted 18 November 2005 - 03:21 PM

best under 100USD? Cheaper the better.

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 03:31 PM

In reply to my own topic:

How's this? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827131419



Any thoughts? I'm seconds away from entering the digits.

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 04:08 PM

im a DVD burner/dvd-rw enthusiasat typa guy.

but after putting me down in another thread i cant think of anything else to say other than "blow yourself" turn.gif

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (oxygenuk @ Nov 18 2005, 16:08)
im a DVD burner/dvd-rw enthusiasat typa guy.

but after putting me down in another thread i cant think of anything else to say other than "blow yourself" turn.gif

Then why come into this thread and be an arse? Shoo.

Flea, I have this, and it's brilliant for me..

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 04:52 PM

Either one of those burners linked will do great.
From the reviews I've seen the NEC usually get the top editor's pick. It usually does best with DVD DL media.
The Lite-On usually get the second pick and does best with the DVD-/+RW single layer.

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:34 PM

I have one of these, essentially the same. For the $4 extra you get Nero Express and PowerDVD, and the drive number is higher.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 09:39 AM

couple more questions.. what dvd rom is the cheapest (but still nice) for me to couple it with? Also what is the best software to use? I was never really into the research but dvd x-copy comes to mind.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 05:18 PM

You mean which DVDRs are best? DVD ROM means Read Only Memory, like a game or movie DVD. DVDR is 1 time recordable.

Now which is best; well first off there is - and + R disc. Both are pretty much the same, but if you play to copy your own DVDs to a DVDR for backup and even play them on your DVD player then you need to find out which - or + DVDs your player can read. Most DVD players made in the last 6 months can read both, even the budget players, but it's still best to check your DVD player's manual or see if it's listed at videohelp.com.
Generally there is no price or performance difference between - and + DVDRs. Some older burners however made support one at faster speed than the other, but that was then and this is now.

Which brand it best? If you've ever dealt with CDR then pick a DVD from the same CDR maker you like best. It's best to stay away from nameless DVDRs. Also if you never heard of the brand and you can't find someone you trust that can tell you if they are good are not, then don't buy them.



What software? That depends on what you want to do.
Data backup, burning images, even simple authoring; personally I like Nero
DVD movie backup; DVD Shrink and ShrinkTo5 but keep in mind they can't copy DVDs with copy protection on them and for that you need DVD Decrypter (you'll have to search Google for that).
Buring just an ISO; something I like that is simple to use is BurnCDCC: quick, easy, fast, and dirty...also super small at 59k.

Something to remember when copying DVD movies is that most are using what's called DVD9 better known as dual-layer, and that most DVDR are DVD5 aka single-layer. This is why that one program is called ShrinkTo5.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 05:41 PM

Any plus and minus dvdr?


edit: PS2 will be main player.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 05:58 PM

Find out what DVDR format the PS2 supports; be it plus or minus if not both.

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 03:41 AM

Well I know for a fact that my PS2 won't play DVDR's whether they are + or - but its one of the second or thrid generation models.




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