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BenQ 1610 or LG GSA-4120B

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by aut0psy, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. aut0psy

    aut0psy Regular member

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    Hey

    Just wondering others opinions...

    I just picked up the BenQ 1610 on sale last week at Futureshop and now this week they put the LG GSA-4120B on sale for $129 CDN, this one does DL.

    Just wondering if I should keep my 1610 or return it for the LG?
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I personally wouldn't recommend any sort of LG drive. If you want a DL burner I'd look to either Pioneer or Lite-On :)
     
  3. aut0psy

    aut0psy Regular member

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    Hmm so stay away from this one then you're saying?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I would.

    Lets put it this way. Of all the people I've helped that are having problems getting a drive to work the bulk of those people were using either an LG or an Optorite.
     
  5. aut0psy

    aut0psy Regular member

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    Hmmm k....I bought the extended maintenance on mine so can take it back one they run out of the Benq 1610 model and they will have to give me the next best thing...which will probably be a DL by that time! :)
     
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    No contest.Pioneer 107/108 every time.Great burner and look at the support thats available!!
     
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    People, LG is the old Goldstar rebranded and trying to pull a Bose.
     
  8. aut0psy

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    Alright well the question didnt have Pioneer in it! :)
     
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    True, but take the benq back and get the 108!!
     
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    Anyway the request was between the two listed, not a "Which DVD writer should I buy". Thanks anyway though for the response :).
     
  11. Martik

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    I too purchased the 1610 at FS. All the 16xx series from Benq are rated very well with excellent burn quality, bitsetting and media compatability. The big plus with the LG 4120 is DVD-RAM and DL but the downside is less media compatability. If you buy decent media, it's not an issue. BTW, you can buy the 4120 for $109 at most computer shops.
     

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