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    Unhappy Aluminium dvd writers

    Hi!i've been unable to find anywhere that sells dvd drives with silver aluminium front panels,any help in finding somewhere would be much appreciated!thanks

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    Avoid the NEC's terrible burn quality, Pioneer do Alu fronts alongside regular for each gen of dvd writers (not sure if out for 112, but definitely for 111), sometimes only avaliable in Japan, but superior drives and nicer alu fronts.

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    How about just a bezel for any old drive: Scan linkage

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermique View Post
    Avoid the NEC's terrible burn quality, Pioneer do Alu fronts alongside regular for each gen of dvd writers (not sure if out for 112, but definitely for 111), sometimes only avaliable in Japan, but superior drives and nicer alu fronts.
    I've had about five NEC drives and have always found them to be great, what's up with 'em?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    I've had about five NEC drives and have always found them to be great, what's up with 'em?
    QFT, I havnt had a problem with mine either, before my drives used to die on me pretty suddenly.
    Last edited by Optical668; 23-03-2007 at 09:24 AM.

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    My NEC (2500A) kept disappearing randomly from the PC - they've previously have been solid for me other than that though.

    Liking my Pioneer's and Samsung's at the moment though. My DVR-109 had a much more attractive cover than the normal silver-painted original. Was still plastic though.

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    i've been fine with NEC's too, had about 5 in total, but have read a lot about them recently so am thinking the build quality has dropped - last one i bought was a 25xx, so quite some time ago - never needed anything faster...

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    My pair of NEC 3500A burners are working a treat, never had problems with them but then again I flashed then to the latest RPC software as soon as I got them, to date never produced a single coaster.

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    My current drive is Lite-On cos I bought a pre-configured system and it came with that. Before that I had an NEC, before that an NEC, and before that an NEC...

    Only had to replace them cos they were so old that I could buy one 6 times the speed for £20 or cos I wanted a different colour

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    I have also found NEC drives to be good drives, as long as you don't mind the noise they crank out.

    Some of them sound like they are fitted with afterburners....
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    cheers but those scan links are for drives with silver plastic front covers not aluminium!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermique View Post
    Avoid the NEC's terrible burn quality, Pioneer do Alu fronts alongside regular for each gen of dvd writers (not sure if out for 112, but definitely for 111), sometimes only avaliable in Japan, but superior drives and nicer alu fronts.
    Pioneer and NEC both have good burn results.
    Most of the results from cdfreaks appear to back this up
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    Another vote for the NEC here. Absolutely bombproof.
    Last edited by simonfitba; 24-03-2007 at 01:37 AM. Reason: typo

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    I would suggest the neg comments regarding nec are based on the drives after the 3xxx series, the 3500 was an almighty drive, 3540 was also a killer. A hook up with sony, cue optaric and subsequent reading on cdfreaks has put me off, for now

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