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Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by pghpgh, May 16, 2004.

  1. pghpgh

    pghpgh Guest

    Hi all,
    I am wanting to get into DVD "backing up" and I have a new computer and would like some recommendations as to the best burner to buy and the best DVD stand alone player to get to play all my "back-ups" All input is welcome and thanked in advance.
     
  2. fasfrank

    fasfrank Active member

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    Get a Pioneer A-07 burner and an Emerson EWD7003 player.

    The Pioneer is fast and reliable, the Emerson is cheap and plays everything.
     
  3. vurbal

    vurbal Administrator Staff Member

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    For the burner I'd suggest one of 3, depending on what you're going to be using it for. If you need to use it as a CD burner as well and you'll be making copies of PC games I'd recommend the Plextor PX-708 or PX-712. If you can't afford the Plextors, the Lite-On LDW-811S is also excellent for this purpose. If you don't need it to back up PC games I think the Pioneer A07 (aka 107) is a no-brainer. Pioneer has the longest record of anybody for making high quality DVD burners, and the A07 is no exception. Plus, it's likely that somebody will release a hacked firmware to upgrade it to a dual layer burner eventually. That feature, by itself, might save you from buying another burner 6 months to a year from now.

    The player is a little tougher, since there are so many to choose from. If you really want to find the best you can get, I'd recommend checking out the database at videohelp.com:
    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers

    You can select the features you want, find the players that have them, and read reviews of those players submitted by various people. Take everything said there with a grain of salt since you don't know if the person posting has any clue what they're talking about, but in general it's a very helpful resource.

    I don't know anything specific about the Emerson player fasfrank mentioned, but my brother has a different Emerson and it seems to play everything as well.
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  4. pghpgh

    pghpgh Guest

    Great!! Thanks for the help....one last inquiry please. I have a chance to get a LG Super Multi DVD Drive for 50% of the going price at a vid convention in town.....the vendor says they are just the ticket. I have heard of the Pioneer but is the LG a safe bet to. Money is an issue but not if it just gets me a coaster maker. Thanking in advance all who answer.
     
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    vurbal Administrator Staff Member

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    Honestly, although I've seen a lot of posts by people who are happy with LG burners, I've also seen a lot by people who aren't, so I couldn't recommend it. With price being a major consideration I'd have to say to look for either a Pioneer or a Lite-On.
     
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    I own a LG GSA-4040B super multi drive and have backed up about 200 movies without a single coaster so i would highly recomend it especially if it is at a good price.
     

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