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    Looking to Buy a New DVDRW.

    OK, I had to RMA my cheap Toshiba DVDRW back to Ebuyer, so I want to get a more expensive one now..

    What do you think?

    I like the look of the Plextor's, and of Sony range.

    Does anyone know of any good sites which provide a round up etc?

    Thx

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    Pioneer 107s....

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    Plextor ones are very nice but very expensive.

    The Sony ones are some of the worst on the market. Very fussy with media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron
    Plextor ones are very nice but very expensive.

    The Sony ones are some of the worst on the market. Very fussy with media.
    I am thinking Plextor, cos I cant be arsed to have any more problems.

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    I have a Pioneer 106, excellent drive, no problems whatsoever. Recommend the new 107 like the chap up top said.

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    I have a NEC ND2500, great drive!! Burns like a wonder.....
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    I have just ordered the NEC 2500A but still waiting for delivery. Doesn't help much I know but that's was my choice after deciding against Plextor on cost grounds.

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    107 all the way - on offer today aswell, very tempeted to buy one but dont understand the lack of 8x discs also whats the diff between +r and -r?

    http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product....bc6fba36110294

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    Yep, Pioneer 107 gets my vote too, had no problems with mine

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    another vote here for the NEC 2500A 8x +/- R/RW - quiet, fast, burns almost every type/brand of disc - exactly same as pioneer 107 - some even say better!

    what more could you want for £60?

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    I have a NEC also, superb drive, fast, quiet and has burnt every disk i have thrown at it without a problem.
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    I have a Plextor 708A and it is very nice. A very nice drive for 'backing up' I must add . They dont have a wish to stop you transfer music cd's to your computer like sony do.
    I was very impressed with plextor's warranty service as well. my drive stopped reading cd's for some reason, dvd's were still fine, but anyway I sent them an error report and got an RMA number the next day, then all I had to do was ring the number given to arrange for a free courier pickup. They received the drive after a couple days, and I had a brand new replacement within the week.
    A very imprerssive service

    Plextor have also brought out their P712A
    Obviously a 12x write speed, hence the name. HAven't seen it for sale in the UK yet, but maybe wait until that comes out and buy that ? Or buy the 708A as it must go down in price.
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    Another vote for the NEC, superb value for money.

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