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How to pick the right DVD Rom for my computer

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by Alan123, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Alan123

    Alan123 Member

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    I need a DVD Rom for my DELL 4600 DESK TOP ANY IDEA'S FOR MODEL#"S MAUFACTURES,TYPE.???PLEASE HELP!!!!ITS FOR MY SON TO PLAY GAMES AND PLAY DVD"S..
     
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    Pioneer DVR-112D, one of the best, if not the best.
     
  3. Alan123

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    Will I need to buy software with it??if so what kind would you req?
     
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    garmoon Regular member

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    I hope you mean a DVD Burner and not a DVD reader. Burners are cheap now and lite ons are still good and plextors are the best now but expensive.
     
  5. Alan123

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    I will need a DVD reader? too play games & play dvd I don't need to burn them but if it comes as a package even better..what about soft ware will I NEED THAT TOO.
     
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    For the price I would be sure to get a player/burner vs a player only. Most units come bundled with the software you need for burning if you get the burner. They might come with dvd playback software, too.

    For example, Windows Media Player will not play dvd's without a plug in helper. Your burner software should have one of these included (hopefullY). Choose with care; READ the box to see what is included. Go to the Microsoft web site to check out plug ins for WMP.

    There might even be some software with your video card for movie playback. Mine (an nVidia card) came with "NVDVD".
     
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    @alan123

    Don't waste your money on a reader, get the DVD burner. The software you don't get can be gleaned here at AD and some of it is free so you can back up your DVDs.
     
  8. Alan123

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    Hey Chubby i checked out some of the Pioneers,Will I need anything else like cables??ETC??this some of the features let me know what you think.Like I said it will be used mostly for playing PC games,pictures,some songs,

    Writes and read DVD -R/RW, +R/RW, and CD-R/RW formats.
    Buffer under-run protection for CD/DVD, Performance Adjusting firmware.
    Max. 18x Writing speed for DVD-R/+R
    Max. 8x writing speed for DVD-R/+R Dual layer/Double layer Discs
    Max. 6x writing speed for DVD-RW
    Max 8x writing speed for DVD+RW
    DVD data capacity: 4.7GB single-sided disc, 8.5GB Dual/Double Layer D
    also comes with NERO 7

    And what about the external Burners?any better,any draw backs.

    Thanks for all the help..
     
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    You'll need an IDE cable most computers have 2-4 IDE slots

    used for CD drives and older hard drives. (It's normally gray and flat.
    Your computer might have the spare cable inside, if not they are really cheap.

    I don't recommend external, I have one and they don't seem to reliable, so if you have the space on your tower and the extra IDE slots that use internal.

    I also recommend installing your game, then using a no DVD crack. which can be found at gamecopyworld
     
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    @chubbyInc

    I agree on the installing the DVD Burner Internally. I have 2. I also have an external burner and it works as well as the internals. In fact it will triple burn a dvd with the other two and they all stop basically one after the other in closing the discs. What kind of problem are you having with your external?
     
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    He bought an external that was made on a monday ,very poor advice it's like saying external hdd's are no good pffft
     
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    I have problems when using ConvertXtoDVD.

    And I think I bought it on a Tuesday if that helps anyone....
     
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    Sounds like more of a software conflict than a hardware external dvd writer problem.
     
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    . . . and I married my wife on a Friday the 13th . . .

    that explains a lot
     

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