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    Recommend me a Dual Layer Dvd Burner

    Hey i'v been away from the world for a bit with next to no net access, i've been considering getting a dvd burner since my cd-rw gave up the ghost and now i hear about these new dual layer dvd burners, Are there any you guy's would recommend?

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    The media costs about £10 a disk!! for these writers and from what I have heard the compatibiity is very poor. The NEC model is supposed to be pretty good.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=62725

    More info about dual layer burning here: http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/142

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    I second atomicjeep I've tried both Lite-on and NEC single layer DVD writers and the NEC is far better.In fact you can get the dual version for what I paid for my single one only 6 weeks ago (i got the ND 2500 A).They are only around £65 they can onl;y come down in price too.

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    Just out of interest how did u find the compatibility of the NEC drive ? Did the disks work on DVD players/PS2/XBOX etc?

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    My 2500a will burn any disk ive trie it with and so far i havent found anything that it wont work in, akthough i dont have an xbox or PS2 to try it in. The 2500a will also turn into the 2510 dual layer drive with a firmware update.
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    where can you get this firmware update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    where can you get this firmware update?
    You can find most modified firmwares linked from this forum:

    http://forum.rpc1.org/viewforum.php?f=2

    For a 2500 to 2510 you probably want Herrie's firmware.

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    cheers guys. just ordered my burner but can you knowledgeable people suggest a good make of media for this burner?

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    Cant even see any dual layer disks in America yet

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    well thanks people for the advice but i have one last n00b question, you see these double layer dvds, does it mean that double the data is stored on one side of the dvd like a traditional cd or like PC Formats Dvd that you have to literally turn over?

    Once again tah.

    PS: is that NEC drive really the best Dual Layer Dvd Burner? i thought it might be one by Plextor or Richo (if their out) still for that price i won't complain


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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicjeep
    The media costs about £10 a disk!! for these writers and from what I have heard the compatibiity is very poor. The NEC model is supposed to be pretty good.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=62725
    I also recomend this,got one this morning and its a nice piece of kit.only problem i have with it is the tray sliding out is a bit noisey but everything else is great.Well worth the £57 i paid for it.
    and no you don't have to turn the disc over.Both layers are on one side and can be burned without having to turn the disc.
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    best make of dvd media anyone?

    cheers

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    Have no idea - anyone else? I'm interested in the media aspect atm too

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