DVD writer - which to buy?

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  1. asudevan

    asudevan New Member

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    I plan to buy a DVD writer. Which one should i go in for? Is sony's 18X DRU830A fine?
     
  2. wizrulz

    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    WRONG SECTION=> h/w setion

    Its good if u rate SONY products high....else if ur looking for others also then

    BENQ> LITEON > SONY...

    If interested other than sony will let u know the model nos..else sony drive u selected is also good one ;)
     
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    sony is fine...also samsung...

    try to find with diff.. shops...
     
  4. gary4gar

    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    for either sony DRU830A or benq 1650
     
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    codename_romeo Romeo + Lucifer = ME

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    No to samsung/Lg ..........................
    Buy a Liteon/HP/Sony
     
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    Lucky_star Still Shining!

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    I agree to it too.
    Samsung and LG are known to cause a hell lot of problems; you can experience once you buy one:D.
    Sony is the best, Liteon is also good
     
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    kirtan New Member

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    Liteon is the best i suppose
     
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    sksingh2k3 I'm d GAME

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    Lite on is d best.
    Don't even think abt samsung its giving me a hell lot of troubles.
     
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    Asus 1608ps3 which is actually a Pioneer drive or LG H10N/H12N. If you can find a benq 1640/1650/1655, those are good as well. The newer sony DRU-830A is a samsung rebadge and a pathetic drive. Stay away from it. Stay away from samsungs/liteys/sonys. There are better choices out there. Also don't get carried away by the 18X and 20X or whatever ratings. Finally what matters is write quality if you want to keep the discs for long. Of the drives available in india nothing beats the LG, Benq and Asus in write quality. The Benq is hard to get and the other two are relatively easier.
     
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    LITE ON SHM 165P6S ... very good drive ..

    also look out for BENQ DW 1640 OR 1650 -

    i personally have both LITE ON SHM 165P6S AND BENQ DW 1640 .. both are excellent drives .. also newer lite on drives are very good .. not sure abt the models though...
     
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    Thanks all for the advice!
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    Can u pls give me Liteon India's website address?
     
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    keith_j_snyder2 Rising ApocalypsE

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    Media Tech provide LITEON>If u r in Mumbai,u wont be having problem because all of their activities run from there or If u r in New Delhi or NCR,LITEON have autorized service centre in Nehru Place.
    NOTE:-Only go for that which has service centre in ur city.Things are almost same but optical drives need servicing.SO put it in ur first priorities(SERVICES).

    I ''' suggest LITEON or SONY.I have LITEON & its really good.
    Samsung & LG....uhhh...
     
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    Yes go for Liteon or sony
     
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    sony dru 830A with 18x speed is fine and cost is also reasonable

    SONY ROCKS !!!!!!!
     
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    whether u want with 1 lightscribe or 2 non lightscribe but with DVD RAM or 3 non lightscribe ,non DVD RAM , DVD +- RW only ?
     
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    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    dont confuse him..if he doesnt knows it..he iwll hardly be using it...keep it simple....if he would have specifeid then its okay ;)
     
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    Lightscribe with DVD RAM :- Lite-On SHM-165P6S (@3085) >Lite-On SHM-165H6S (@3650)

    Lightscribe but NO DVD RAM :- BenQ DW1655 .

    No Lightscribe , DVD RAM :- Lite-On SHM 165PS (@2450) > Sony DRU 830A(18x) >Sony DRU 820A(16x)(@2900) > BenQ DW 1650 (@4000)

    DVD±RW :- BenQ DW1640 > Lite-On SOHW-1635S(2350) > Sony DRU 810A (basically a rebadged Benq DW 1640 )

    MY PICS : Lite-On SHM-165P6S , Lite-On SHM 165PS & Sony DRU 820A , Lite-On SOHW-1635S & BenQ DW1640.

    NOTE :
    [1] DVD RAM is more suitable to data backups & use in camcorders than DVD +/- RWs.
    [2] Lightscribe is an innovative technology tht allows to put a pic of 1s choice (image is in grayscale ) on the CD cover ( requires spcl media ).
    Good for personalised labelling , gifts .
    [3] Prices of some models (may) hav fallen significantly , n r not latst .
     
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    keith_j_snyder2 Rising ApocalypsE

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    Thats just one person...anyone else faces the same?u know not everyone faces same problem,there must be something wrong with this one.If u feel so then read my previous post.
     
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