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Anyone got new LG GSA-4040B?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Jarpo, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Jarpo

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    I have the 4020. Few problems; it's been a happy drive. It just didn't like the DVD-RAM drivers installed. Hopefully that bug is now fixed.
     
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    Does 4020 write 9.4Gb RAM discs too? If so, then I believe 4040 will doo also...
     
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    No, unfortunately very few burners will write to 9.4 GB media.

    And if one does, I would think they'd make sure they put that in big letters in the description.
     
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    Fly me too the moon and back
    and...to Jupitor and Mars
    **singing away to himself**

    Oh, sorry. Was just siging there. Dont the new Panasonic Writers manage the 9.4GB RAM discs?
     
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    The GSA-4040B is available at www.ourstore.com The LG drive cannot write to 9.4GB DVD-Ram media, but the Panasonic SW-9571, LF-D311, and LF-D291 drives can which are also availble at OurStore.com
     
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    I have just recieved one that was ordered fromnewegg.com. Can't wait to see how it works. I have a Sony DRU-120A that quit working, and this baby is the replacement.
     
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    I just bought the LG GSA-4040B for $336 and saw the Pioneer A05for sale at $199
    Just wonderign whats everyones opinion on if I should return the LG and get the pioneer since it is about 150 in difference.

    thanks
     
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    In a word reply: 'Yup'

    In two words: 'You Should'

    In three words: 'I Think So!'

    In four words: 'Get the Pioneer Drive'
     
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    I own the earlier LG drive.

    For $150 I'd take it back if I could.

    I assume you are in Canada and the Pioneer is at Futureshop? If not check out my post in the Pioneer for 105 quid.
     
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    Yea..I am fron canada and futureshop is actually selling it at $299 - $60 instant rebate and $40 mail in rebate.
    So, I guess I will bring back the LG as it seems everyone likes the pioneer drive so much...and there must be good reasons. They also have the A06 for sale but @ $399 and they also have a (opened box) A06 @ $336.

    Wanted to really find out, what is the diff between - and +? All I wanted to do is backup PS2 and DVD movies. How do I find out if my DVD player will take the DVD- ?
     
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    You can check compatability here: http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers.php

    Make sure you read it carefully, we just ran into a buddy's DVD player being on the "supported" list. After doing some reading, of the 8 people who responded 3 said it didn't work and listed specific things they tried. The 5 people who said it worked left no comments, so people may just be checking things off without reading.

    I found a nice little "bad DVD" list here though: http://www.imagestation.com/help/topics/video2dvd/
     
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