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Splitting hair over DVDs

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by technoexplorer, Jul 31, 2004.

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  1. technoexplorer

    technoexplorer New Member

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    Good news that Digit has packed a DVD this August.Bad thing is that I don't have a DVD drive to use the thing.Seems the whole world is progressing and I'mstuck.
    Now to get to the point.My upgrade was scheduled in August and I'm thinking to get myself a DVD drive.Well it looks that it is too late for a market research so you guys have to get me out.
    I need a 16X DVD drive with CD writing capability.Processor utilization should be low and yes, I don't need DVD writing anytime now.Should I go for an Iomega or a Lite-On?
     
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    If I have to choose from the above two I will definetely go for Lite-on.
     
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    I hear the DVD writers are now affordable at just about 6000 rs. Is it true?
    and which DVD Writer gives the best value for your money? anyone?
     
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    DVD-Writers are available for as little as 5.5k. Mostly 8x, dual format, based ones. I m waiting for dual layered ones to get cheap.
     
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    @blade_runner
    What's the difference between dual format and dual layered?
     
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    Dual format is the one that'll be supporting dvd+r and dvd-r. and Dual layered wud be the supporting both dvd-5(4.7Gb) and dvd-9 (8.7Gb) dvd r's.
     
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    hmm, was not aware of this. thanks for the info blade :)
     
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    hey ppl what dvd+r and dvd-r??
     
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    Gimme reasons buddy.One thing to tell you; I can't spend 6-7k without a justification.BTW DVD+R and DVD-R are two incompatible DVD writing standards and DVD+R can pack up more data than the latter
     
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    how much a dual layered dvd writer costs now dude?when it will be available for by 5k?
     
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    Dual layered writers cost arnd 9k and that too they burn DVD+R dual layered discs as of now. Internationally u will get them cheap as 3 to 4k.
     
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    u will ?? i dun think so ... dual layered arent that cheap yet
    like i said dual layered sony debuts for $239 that is sony price ...
    so i guess .. ard 200-210 .. which would be max 10k INR !!
    not sure tho .. will check up
    itll be available for 5k after abt 6months to a year ... it wont drop soo soon
    as for the choice between iomega and lite-on
    theres no reason as such
    its just majority wise lite-on drives are preferred .... no one goes in for iomega
    that doesnt mean there will be a problem with the drives ...
    and ull get varied answers with varied justifications so hang in there ;)
     
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    Yep man thats a great deal...but when will it be available in our places..shud dream a lot
     
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    Nec dual layered writers are available for like 80$ sumthng......so that comes to arnd 3.5-4k. The only thing abt these so called dual layered drives is that they support only DVD+R dual layered discs not DVD-R dual layered ones.
     
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    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

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    thanx i_w_m
    i needed to know that too!
     
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    cooljeba The Photoshop Guy

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    even I need to know. With so many DVD standards and the best part is that they all sound same :p .
    Thanks wazzant for the link
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    Jeba
     
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