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Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Flashed, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. Flashed

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    Hi

    i want to buy a dvd writer i was just wondering is it better to spend a little more and buy a Double layer writer or just a single layer will do

    also beside some dvd writers i saw it says dual format is "dual format" same as "double layer" i don't think so because the Burners that say dual format are much cheaper so what does dual layer mean
     
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    Hello Flashed,

    A dual format writer means it will write to DVD[bold]-[/bold]R and DVD[bold]+[/bold]R discs.
    This is a good choice as it means you can use both types of discs depending on whats available.

    A dual layer writer means it will write to dual layer discs. A single layer disc holds about 4.7Gb of data. A dual layer will hold about 8.5Gb of data but are a lot more expensive.
    My choice of writer would be the Pioneer 108. They are very popular, very reliable and quite reasonably cheap to buy.
    They are dual format and dual layer writers.
     
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    Thanks Agent buy what if i don't want a double layer writers as the media is too expensive like $11 where i live so i just want a writer which can do single layer and dual format

    so which one would you reccomend then

    Thanks ahead
     
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    I'd still buy the same one.
    You don't have to use all the features it has but they are there if you need them.
    In six months time when dual layer media has come down in price you may decide you want to use them then.
    You won't need to upgrade your dvd writer because it will do everything you need.
     
  5. Flashed

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    But what if you flash the firmware?
     
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    Why would you need to if your Dvd writer does everything anyway?
     
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    Nah i can't get pioneer 108 its like $299
     
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    Good Grief, it's only about £60 here in the U.K.
    I believe thats roughly $85 in your funny money.
     
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    Hey its three times so its like 79x3=$237 plus $4 shipping 4x3=12 totla $250 omg
     
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    Are you saying that you want three of them?
    That's just greedy.
     
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    No pounds = 3x our dollar
     
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    Flashed,
    what planet are you on....I mean what country are you in?
     
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    see its like this $80= 246 nz dollars
     
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    and thats too expenisve i can't get it man what about the 107
     
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    The 107 isn't that much cheaper, although it is an excellent writer.
    I have the hacked firmware on mine and it burns any speed dvd disc at 8xspeed, even 1xspeed discs.
    It's not dual layer though, so when the dual layer media gets cheap enough to use I will have to go out and buy a 108
     
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    If I didn't want dual layer I would go for the Pioneer 107.
    If I did want dual layer but money was a bit tight it would be the NEC2510A dual later burner.
    If I had enough cash it would definitely be the 108.
     
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    Ok thanks for all the help
     
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    No problem..
    nice chatting to you.
     

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