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Need new DVD burner, Sony no good?

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by yfzracer, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. yfzracer

    yfzracer Guest

    I just bought a Sony DRU530A burner. I can only watch backed up DVD's on my toshiba DVD player, my other 3 freeze and get choppy after a while of watching. My friend and I just bought new Sony DVD players that are +/- compatable and his plays the DVD's perfect, in fact his burned copies seem to play on all of my players perfectly. My copies wont play on his players though. I use the exact same sony media as him (he gave me half of the package) and we both use Shrink with nero. The only difference here is that I use a sony burner and he uses a memorex burner. Anyone have a really good burner to reccomend? We have tried every variable and combination here and the only conclusion we have is that my new sony burner sucks. I defrag the hard drive, close all background tasks, running 2.4 MHZ 512 ram system. I now have about 40 discs burned that are garbage so now I have to reburn them all with a new burner. Any help would be great. It's not my DVD players or my media obviously. Thanks
     
  2. odubb

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    I used sony for a long time but i think Plextor has tooken over as far as quality and professionalism.
     
  3. yfzracer

    yfzracer Guest

    Yeah, It does a reliable burn every time but after trying the burned copies on 8 different DVD players, it only works on 1 toshiba player and on a Playstation 2. I have tried several different brands of media and it seems sony burns a little too shallow or something. I did the firmware update but it did not help. What does everyone thing about memorex burners?
     
  4. hursty

    hursty Active member

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    i use a pioneer 108, an excellent burner with good right ups.but i believe it is made by sony!
    nec 3500a also has good ratings
     
  5. J_man

    J_man Regular member

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    I use the SONY DRU710A and have had excellent success.

    yfzracer,

    Try swapping drives with your friends Computer just to rule out P.C or operating system issues.
     
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  6. NSA187

    NSA187 Regular member

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    i have a sony dru530A i have no problems burning dvds or cdrs and mostly every single brand plays on my dvd player
     
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    What setting do you use when burning with Nero? If you burn using UDF instead of DVD-Video, it might only play on your PC.
     
  8. NSA187

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    i use clone dvd 2 one, try getting the newist firm ware off the site for the burner
     

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