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    Quick Q: Which DVD Writer is best for sub. £40??

    I'm looking to get a new DVD Writer for my SFF.

    Anyone know which model is best to get? There seems to be a new model being released every month so it's hard to choose from all the diff. ones.

    Scan:
    Philips Lightscribe Black 16x16 ±R Dual Layer DVD-Writer, OEM for £36.

    SVP:
    Pioneer DVR-110 £36.50
    NEC ND-4550 £31.50


    Cheers peeps!
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    i have had a pioneer 105, 106 & 109 without problem, but was put off the 110 by a mate saying they are fussy with media (dont know how true it is just his word, and it could have been early firmware ?)

    i think the general rule is pioneer and NEC are usually the best!

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    NEC are very good

    Permanently confused

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    I like NEC myself

    (The lightscribe drives are very clever however...!)

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    i thought the LG was the one to get?

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    Put another tick next to NEC for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ca-uk
    i thought the LG was the one to get?
    Personal prefference

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    nec for me too!

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    I have a NEC 3540A thats flawless, so reccomend the 4550 to everybody.

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    Ive used both NEC and Sony's, and had no problem with either. Would avoid the Phillips ones, although I've had no problems, many others have. (they came with many Dells)

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    NEC too
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    Use a Pioneer 109 myself and its done everythin I wanna do and written to all the media I put in it problem free.

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    Herrie offers on his website
    link-ez vous sil vous plait?

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