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Any experience with LG or Pacific external burners?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by drtysnchz, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. drtysnchz

    drtysnchz Member

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    I'm considering purchasing a new DVD burner today. I saw a couple that looked decent and were priced pretty reasonably. They are:

    LG Electronics GSA-5163D ($130), and
    Pacific Digital U30274 ($100).

    The LG is a triple format, and the Pacific is a dual format. Being new at this, what's the difference?

    Thanks!
     
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    cougar_ii Regular member

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    Hi there,

    I own an LG-4040B (4x) older drive.

    I was so happy with it, I was going to get a new LG.
    (LG-4163B Internal).

    But now I have a NEC-3450A (Dell OEM) that came with my new Dell PC.
    I am very pleased with the NEC-3450A (OEM of the NEC-3500 it seems).

    I've heard good of Pioneer 109, but guess what, the Pioneer has NEC Chipset, so I guess NEC are not that bad after all.

    I have also heard good about Plextor, a little more expensive but seems worth every dollar !

    My 2 cents = Nec / LG / Pioneer / Plextor.

    Pick what your wallet can :)

    Buy good media, you will be happy...
     
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  3. drtysnchz

    drtysnchz Member

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    Thanks Cougar, I appreciate it. I went to Sam's over lunch and bought the LG. Looks like it burns in 16X for both + and - ... As far as the suggestion for good media, what do you suggest? I already have some TDK (both + and -). Does it matter what type you get (+ or -) - what's the difference?
     
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    TDK are good, also Maxell, Ritek, Taiyo Yueden.

    + or - are no different in terms of burning, however -r has the highest compatibility with older standalones............
    +r are becoming more comaptible, but obviously with newer standalones...........

    Try either, but if you want to play it safe, go with the -r's............
     

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