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Pioneer DVR106 - NOW £169

Discussion in 'DVD players' started by Oriphus, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Oriphus

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    *Kick* I've had DVR106 for months! No... Wait.. It's the Sony DRU-500AX with identical specs (apart from the 2MB buffer memory - 500AX has 8MB).

    Well it was a "bit" more expensive than DVR-106 is now. Damn. They're practically giving them away!
     
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    Yeah, and the Sony apparently wont accept the Datwrite reds and other cheaper media too well!
     
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    Ketola Fighting ninjas Staff Member

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    Apparently not. I haven't tried those myself, but I had a bunch of gen2 white datasafe -Rs that Sony didn't fancy. Coaster after coaster after coaster.
     
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    Datawrite reds work perfectly in the Sony (2.0f) at one and two speed. Can't get them to write at four speed though (with Nero). It appears to write at four speed to them but it still takes 30 minutes per movie (approx)
     
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    If you cant get them to work at 4x speed, then tell me how that is them working perfectly? The usually do not tend to work to well with that particular make, ie Sony
     
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    Raymondo,

    I've had my DRU-500 stuck at 1x/2x for 4x media sometimes. Nothing a reboot wouldn't cure. DRU-500 seems to have an automatic detection of appropriate writing speed (I remember reading something to that extent in the changelog of v2.0f firmware). Especially if I burn at 4x, and rip at 12x simultaneously from and to the same HDD, Sony drops the writing speed. Apparently my HDD can't keep up with it.

    Anyways, that seems to drop the writing speed from 4x to 2x. Nero shows that the media is capable for 4x writing, and lets you choose the speed, but the writing, just like in your case, takes place at 2x.

    You might want to check your system settings and verify that you have DMA on etc.. Does Nero detect the media as 4x capable?

    Hmm.. This is dangerously off topic. 0=)
     
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    Ketola, the link you provided shows it for $235, must have come down in price!!
     
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    Yup. $280 was just £169 converted to dollars. =) The U.S. prices are often 10-20% lower than the prices in Europe due to import taxes and VAT.
     
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    Doesn't seem fair on us Europeans, ah well
     
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    From: o.shields@bigpockets.co.uk
    Date: Friday, June 27, 2003 03:27:22
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    Hi,

    I'm sorry we don't ship to the USA

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    New Pioneer 106 X4 DVD-R/RW DVD+R/RW


     
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    Ketola, the link you provided shows it for $235, must have come down in price!!

    Has anyone found a cheaper price!!

    thankssssssssssssss ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
     
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    Its £129 at bigpockets
     
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    I have a Pioneer A05 dvd-r burner. I have had it for about a year. I installed it, everything was working fine and now all of a sudden it's not in my comupter folder. I uninstalled and installed it. I have updated it. I have tried everything. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
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    dvdps2,

    Does it show up in device manager?
     
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    erm guys, hate to say, but i just bought a 106 for A$180, im an englishman living in the land of OZ, A$180 converts to about 68 of the good old english pounds, the aussie dollar is kicking ass ;-)
     
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    ketola,
    It does show up in device manager, but it says code 39.
     

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