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    DVD Writers...

    Ok, DVD Writer, £120 max.

    What's all this multi-format stuff about then?

    Any reccomendations?

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    Personally I'd go for DVD-R/DVD-RW which seem to be the front runners in the compatability stakes. I personally use Pioneer & Plextor, both have been very reliable.
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    The pioneer 106 is supposed to be the dogs do das , i have a LG GMA 4020 & dose a great job for me , it dose ALL the formats including DVD RAM , only drawback is the cdr burnspeed is only x12 speed

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    Dual format 4x +/- R/RW Pioneer drive just arrived here from Novatech and cost £92 inc VAT and 25 4x DVD-R discs for £11 inc VAT
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    My Sony U14A is very nice, no problems so far

    £87 inc vat, and apparently all current Sony drives will be capable of a flash update to 8x burning
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    ebuyer have an 8x LG / Liteon (Can't remember which) for £120 inc

    or you could get their "mirror" 4x for 60inc vat.

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    You can get the NEC ND1300 for £80 now, amazing drive.


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    Dual Format means it can write two fo the DVD writable formats. There is DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and DVD-RAM. The RAM is pretty pointless for home users as it's designed to be a storage only solution. The + and - are the two dominant stds for writing DVDs, each have their pros and cons and up until recently you had to decide which one to go with and neither was any better than the other. So you definitely should go for a writer that can do both +R/RW and -R/RW.

    NEC ND1300A gets my vote too. It's dual format, very popular (so gets many firmware updates), can rip at full speed (many writers are capped) and multi-region. It's only weakness is that it is slow as a CD Writer (very common for DVD Writers) so not ideal to replace a modern CDRW drive.

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    Although I wouldn't actually call anything under 5mins for a 700mb cd slow exactly lol, I mean, how much of a hurry do you really need to be
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    Naa u want a DVD-RAM drive, the new ones can read all formats as well.... Panasonic are good for DVD-RAM drives TBH

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    I got my Pioneer A106 for £75

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    Another vote for the LG 8x.

    £120 from ebuyer.com. 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW.

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    Pioneer are well reknowned as the most versatile, they could probably write a CD out of a coaster LOL!

    The problem with going DVD 8x Writing is that media is still quirky, pricey and rare .... while the drives tend to be a tad pricey too. By the time you find 8x a true reality the drives should be very cheap and media very stable, compatible and available.

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    pioneer 106, it does everything
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    if you dont want to sacrifice cd-rw performance, keep your existing cd-rw (providing its faster than the dvd-rw that is!) and replace your dvd-rom with the dvd-rw.
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    Originally posted by [GSV]Trig
    I got my Pioneer A106 for £75
    how and where?

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