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    DVD Burner (Recommendations?)

    Hey techies...

    I am finally thinking of getting a burner. I need it so that I can make copies of family events/functions which are on DVDs mostly, movie format I think. Which burner do you guys recommend? Ive looked at the external one by Sony, with a price tag of around $250 I think.

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    Sony and LG are the best. Don't go for BenQ or ciecro.
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      #3
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      BenQ..

      read a review. came out best, then I got a few for some of my clients.

      Works

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        #4
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        ^ Even!, BenQ DW1620, Cheep, very Low noise, Fastest in burning DVDs in Plus Format (DVD+R). I never got any complaints.

        this link gives you an quick overview of the best 5 DVD-Burners in Germany. (sorry the link is in german but the table below is easy to understand)

        for your convenience:
        DVD Brenen (DVD Burning)
        DVD Lesen (DVD Reading)
        same goes for CDs
        Medienkompatibilität (compatibility to mediums like DVD-R/+R DVD-RW/+RW)
        Ausstattung (equipment, fittings)
        Abspielgeräusch (Noise while playing or reading the DVD/CD)
        Gesamt (overall)

        Here's another link to top 40 DVD Burners. (also shows external drives)
        Last edited by zer01; May 31, 2005, 06:03 PM.

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          #5
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          Sony DRU710A

          Click for price
          Life is not a joke, but a life without jokes is a cruel joke of life

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            #6
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            Sony ... stay away from them

            As for the best out there;

            Pioneer and BenQ are highly recommended by pretty much everyone ..

            since you want an external solution, get a nice little external 5.25" case , and stick the burner in it..

            it should cost you ~100$.

            250$ for an external dvd burner is highway robbery

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              #7
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              Nomaan, why dont you recommend sony?

              BenQ, is it available in the US? I would assume I would have to order it from the internet, as I dont recall seeing it at bestbuy or circuitcity? All of you are recommending pioneer, does anyone know the approximate price and the model number for that?

              Thanks for all ur help!

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                #8
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                Originally posted by nomaan
                Sony ... stay away from them
                hmm.. wats wrong with sony.. i have had it for abt 6 months.. its working gr8
                Life is not a joke, but a life without jokes is a cruel joke of life

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                  Originally posted by Mr. Genius
                  hmm.. wats wrong with sony.. i have had it for abt 6 months.. its working gr8
                  i've heard countless stories about DVDs written with Sony burners not working with other drives. i've experienced 2 dead cd burners (sony) 1 month after the warranty expired.

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                    Originally posted by Spock
                    Nomaan, why dont you recommend sony?

                    BenQ, is it available in the US? I would assume I would have to order it from the internet, as I dont recall seeing it at bestbuy or circuitcity? All of you are recommending pioneer, does anyone know the approximate price and the model number for that?

                    Thanks for all ur help!

                    Pioneer and BenQ can be had for about 50$US (or less).

                    Pioneer 109 52$ @ newegg.com
                    Benq1620 47$ @ newegg.com

                    I'm in canada, so I'm not sure where you would buy them in the U.S, but newegg is a pretty good site. Get the stuff from there ...

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                      #11
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                      I have a Sony DRU-530 (8X) External DVD-RW with FW/USB2 support since last year. It hasn't given me any problems at all. I got it from Office Depot for US$ 140 on a special promo ($45 mail in rebate and $ 30 discount). Sony now even offers Double Layer burners at 16X speed.

                      If you want to go for the best one, go for the Plextor. It is also available in 16X speed. But it is one of the most expensive ones around as well.

                      I have used Pioneer as well and found it to be incompatible with lots of media out there.

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