[A repost of a similar thread I made on OCUK]
I'm finding it a bit tricky assessing the level of software that comes with the retail packages supplied. OCUK arnt the only retailer to skip detailing this information on the drives they supply - the 'full tech' links that are sometimes given, usually arnt much help + reviews on the net dont bother discussing this either.
I've currently got Nero 5.5 supplied with an old lite-on drive bought from OCUK a couple of years back. But my understanding is that it must see a lite-on CD RW drive installed when it scans the IDE bus during operation - or does it only check during installation?
I dont currently have any (legal) DVD playback software for my computer. So basically I'm after a good drive with retail packaging.
As best I can find out the Pioner A06 comes with:
My burning needs arnt great - how do people find nero express? The DVD picture show software? - can I just use some other playback software like DVD genie once this is installed?Nero Express; Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2, DVD PictureShow 2, VideoStudio 7
The lite-on drive - cant find much info on what software it bundles. Also there are allot of negative comments on the lite-on drive - yet no one *ever* actually gives any reasons for this?
I'm also looking at the LG DVD drive [not sold by ocuk] which is bundled with PowerDVD, but what is neoDVD like to burn with?
Any feedback from any peeps used to using nero 5, but then buying retail DVD writer packages would be extremely appreciated!