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WHICH DVD ROM DRIVE TO BUY?

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by tango_cash, Nov 4, 2004.

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  1. tango_cash

    tango_cash New Member

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    hi, i want to know which dvd rom drive i should buy. i already have a L.G cd writer (52x). so i dont want to buy a combo drive. my vendor has a sony dvd drive 16x but i thought i would do some research before buying.
    i have heard that some dvd drives dont play certain format dvd's . i want to know what is the meaning of dvd+r/rw and dvd-r/rw also what is dvd audio and can these drives play dvd audio. i was told that dvd drive would cost around 1600. my p.c config is intel 2.8 h.t ,915gav(intel orignal),512 mb ddr(400mhz),80g.b sata 7200 segate h.d.d,L.G 52x writer. do i need a graphic card?? so please tell me which dvd drive plays dvd+r/rw and dvd-r/rw . i forgot to ask what double layered dvd's are and which drive plays it.
    please mention some specification of the drive u recomend.

    does anybody have a sony 16x , should i buy sony(afterall "it's a SONY)??
     
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    shivaranjan.b New Member

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    Go for Lite-ON.
     
  3. drgrudge

    drgrudge Another Brick in the Wall

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    go for samsung dvd rom's ...., it is good and it can play scrachted disks too(upto .3mm)...

    it costs rs1750 in chennai...

    we get softwares like powerdvd and get a IDE cable as well as screws too...

    no, u dont..., u need 128mb of ram but...(but first i had 64mb ram and it played in win 98 )

    double layer disk r those which has media on both sides and has capacity upto 20gb(not sure), unlike ordinary dvd of 4.7gb capacity
     
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    theraven Active Member

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    GOD i hate this minimum time between posts !!!!
    anwyasy here i type again sigh

    dont go for samsung
    samsung sucks
    samsung gives tray problems
    most forum members will tell u the same
    no offence to dr grudge

    go for lite on drives .. they are the best .. unless ur gettin a dvd iter then dont get a lite on go for pioneer

    dont go for combo dirves they do have a failure rate
    also its better to have a separate writer and a separate dvd rom

    all dvd players play all the formats ... atleast the new ones ...
    the problem comes if u write a dvd on one drive .. it might not be detected on another companies dvd rom or dvd writer
    but this is rare

    dvd 5 /single layered single sided = 4.7gb
    dvd 10/single layered double sided = 8.4 gb
    dvd 9/double layered singlesided = 8.4 gb

    for dvd 10 the data is written on both sides of the disk and u have to flip the disc to read the other side
    dvd 9 does not require flipping
    this is the only diff between the 2

    for more on dvd formats
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8554
     
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    Prashray New Member

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    Lite-On.
     
  6. drgrudge

    drgrudge Another Brick in the Wall

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    ok mate i suggested coz, i have it... been using it for the last 6 month and no sense of trouble...
     
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    pradeep_chauhan New Member

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    dont buy a samsung drive EVER. They are the worst .
     
  8. cooljeba

    cooljeba The Photoshop Guy

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    i am using the sony DVD rom and it's damn cool. it's been a year now and haven't faced any probs yet ;)
    sony always lives up to it's expectaions ;)
    so i recommend u the sonx 16x DVD rom :D

    ..:: peace ::..
    Jeba
     
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    Me too, except as darklord told me, sony has 2 16x dvd drives, du1661 or sumthn like that and 1663 or somehting, one is made by some asian producer, and the other by liteon. The non-liteon drive is slow.[i own it]. My luck eh. Slow in the sence , after a i put a cd/dvd it takes a while for the autorun to load. Otherwise the drive is top notch. No complaints.
     
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    tweety_bird_bunny New Member

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    ya samsung sucks.... i'ved seen more than a dozen samsung cd-roms going trash in just a few months....
    i've liteon..its quite good & no compatibilty problems & works fine providing good speed..jst for approx. 1300.....
     
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    techno_funky da' Ťurntable ruleth

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    Liteon
    go for eithier of this model
    LITEON XJ-HD166S or
    LITEON SOHD 167 T
    they are fantastic rippers they can actually rip DVD's at the speed of 16x
     
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    Why go for samsung when sony exist ?. I use the sony 16x Dvd rom and never had a problem. Not a single jerk while playing DVD movies.
     
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    NO NO TO SAMSUNG

    Never go for Samsung

    Its the worst I have ever seen

    I dont know why, Everywhere I saw it, It gives problem with Tray
    the worst I have ever seen

    U start using it, then Tray alignmet will go off after few months

    Then to close the Tray u need to Push the Tray with ur hand LOL

    So we friends Used to call HAND DRIVE :p

    Better go for LG

    Rankwise I will give u as

    SONY
    LG
    IOmega

    Chalo Bye..
    Take care

    One Advice - Go for a DVD COMBO

    Means U can Read DVD, Write CD's & Read CD's
    All in One :) So Really Helpfull

    Bye.
     
  14. cooljeba

    cooljeba The Photoshop Guy

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    i think he has a cd writer already ;)

    ..:: peace ::.
    Jeba
     
  15. xenkatesh

    xenkatesh Bewitched!

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    Go for Lite-ON that is cheap and good in speed!
     
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