DVD writer buying simplified

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    Buying Dual Layer DVD writer.

    Most magazines have rated below models of DVD writer for best buy- feb/march 2006. Buy any one from below; make your decision base on price tag and service center.

    LITE-ON SHM-165P6S = SONY DW-G120A
    BenQ DW 1670 = SONY DRU-820A

    Common general Specifications
    16x DVD±R,
    8x/6x DVD+RW/DVD-RW.
    8x/6x DVD+R DL/DVD-R DL (Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5 GB)
    5x DVD-RAM
    (Note: if you are not going to use DVD-RAM media, you can save premium price by buying below model. only difference is, they do not have DVD-RAM media support)
    Lite-on SHW-160P6S = SONY DW-Q120A
    BenQ DW 1640 = SONY DRU-810A

    SONY writers are rebadges
    E.g. SONY DW-G120A is designed and manufactured by LiteOn and its hardware is identical to that of LITE-ON SHM-165P6S, but it has a SONY name and logo, and a usually higher SONY price.
    SONY DRU-820A is rebage of BENQ DW 1670.

    (Note: forget about LightScribe technology, a way of creating gray title/picture on DVD surface. you have to pay hefty price for that model of DVD Writer and its rarely available Media.)
     
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    mod-the-pc Back to School Mr. Bean !

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    @digiFriend thats LightScribe and not LIGHT-SUBSCRIBE as you have said.
    There's a competitor to that technology and its called LabelFlash introduced by Yamaha & Fuji.
     
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    thanks mod-the-pc for highlighting my mistake. i have corrected it.
     
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    I think benq 1655 is a sweet drive.
    Saw really nice reviews on the net.
    Thinking of changing my benq 1640 for it.
    but the sad thing is that I can't find it here!:(

    LS media is getting cheaper day-by-day.
     
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    BTW short and sharp review!

    Really helpful for 1st time buyer.
     
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    Any idea where the Benq DW1655 is available in chennai.... I am trying to buy this for past two weeks but not able to find it in chennai..
     
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