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DVD Burner Question

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by Steven901, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. Steven901

    Steven901 Member

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    I am very new to this dvd burning (Ive burned vcd's,thats all)

    I was going to purchase a dvd burner and was wondering if HP DVD300i 4x DVD Writer is any good?

    It's cheaper than some, but I wanna know if it's worth the $140?
     
  2. DaOsT

    DaOsT Regular member

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    well I currently run with a hp dvd 200i and its a great burner My only problem with it is that it is +r only instead of being =/- r compatable
    DaOsT
     
  3. Discmania

    Discmania Active member

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    The Pioneer 106 supports both +/- formats and is one of the most reliable on the market.
     
  4. Steven901

    Steven901 Member

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    Can I just ask, what does -/+ mean?
     
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    A simplistic answer is that both +r/rw and -r/rw are just 2 different media formats. My only comment to differentiate between the 2 is that my older player would not understand the +r/rw disks while the -r/rw was readable.

    I will leave it to the more experienced in this forum to explain further
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    No need to explain about different formats unless the back ups are gonna be played on an old DVD stand alone really :)

    As Discmania quite rightly pointed out Pioneer is one of the most reliable on the market , I can verify this also as I am still using a Pioneer 104 [my writer has never been any trouble].

    Plus if reviews/articles are to be believed then it might well be possible to burn 'dual layer' using Pioneer106/107 after flashing with firmware (happy days)!! : ]-~
     
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    Been happy with the Pioneers i have owned. Would suggest a Pioneer DVR107 as with a firmware upgrade available now it will burn 4x Ritek media (and others) at 8x meaning copying a DVD in 7mins. Not sure about the specification of the HP300i.
     

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