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    Question Good DVD Writer

    Looking for a dual-format DVD writer, main focus is on the quality of the drive over the speed, since 8x discs are farily uncommon/expensive at the moment.

    Main things would be a good software bundle, good quality, and a brand name (as it's not for me, and badges tend to impress).

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    hi m8 i would go fo the pioneer 106 retal box its a 4x dual format
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    Personally I use the Panasonic DVD Burner II. Maybe not the fastest, but totally reliable & multi format.
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    The best drive at the moment is the Plextor-708A. You don't need to worry about getting 8x media as it burns most 4x discs at 8x.

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    I've got the LG dual format writer here for Work Caged, I'm very impressed with it, not just the software for writing but, lots of additional tools (like a system that sets a side a 4.7GB "removable disk") so you can build up stuff to burn a DVD on.

    I've found it very useful, it also comes with power dvd and something from ulead.

    It was about £120 but to me the drive visually looks great too.

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    I've just been asked to find a DVD/RW +/- that'll write to cheaper media, is there anywhere out there I can find a compatability chart?

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    There is a site that I found before with huge databases or CD-RW DVD-RW, media compatibility and reviews, but I cant find the damn thing now. Still looking, as I can't remmeber what it was called...

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    Got it.

    They have info on all the drive available, just do a search for the drive under DVD Writers.

    http://www.dvdrhelp.com

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    How quiet are those DVD writers? I intended to make my main PC a sort of entertainment box as well. Probebly with two logins one tweaked for work and one using www.myhtpc.com

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    I use the NEC ND1300A and it seems very good indeed. Nothing fancy to look at (no brand on front) but it's easily flashed to support loads of media, multi-region and full speed rips. Biggest (only?) downside is it only writes CDs at 16x (5min per 700MB CD). It is a silent runner, big bonus for me!

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    The only time this Plextor is audible is when it is at 40x, and it is very quiet, you know like a suppressed air sound, like the very very quiet drives....

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    What media do you use Austin?
    Also what software would you reccomend to buy? (or bundle?)
    I'll keep your drive in mind Nighshade as 8x burning is quite attractive. What media do you use?
    Also some drives have HD burn does anyone have experience of this?

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    HD Burn?

    Anyway, I haven't actually burnt any DVD's with the drive yet as I am having trouble finding cheap 4x DVD+R media. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Apparently the Orange bulkpac burn fine at 4x.

    Have been hearing alot that 1x burns at 2x, 2x burns at 4x and 4x burns at 8x. So speeds seem to be higher all round.

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    HD Burn is a halfway house option for writing 1.4gig to a CDR using standard CDRs and the higher quality DVDRW laser.
    Its an invention by Sanyo of Burn-Proof fame.
    http://www.digital-sanyo.com/BURN-Proof/HD-BURN/

    lol, the cartoon is quite comedy.

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    rofl, that cartoon is funny.

    Never heard of HD-Burn and don't know of any drives that do it. I sense compatibility issues though....

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    i would go for the new plextor or the sony duo recorder.

    As nightshade says, apparently it burns 4x media at 8x anyway!
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