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Pioneer or Sony (?)

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by rootsman, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. rootsman

    rootsman Member

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    For virtually the same money, about £60 I can get myself either the Sony-DW-D22A or the Pioneer DVR-108 they are both 16X speed and both dual layer, on paper their specs seem the same, has anyone got any preferences from having used either of these models??

    Any other model suggestions for similar budget would also be appreciated?

    Thanks for your help you gurus of knowledge :)
     
  2. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Well if this helps any what I'm about to say then all good ... but some ppl may have a different opinion.
    I have had a Pioneer 104 for at least 4 yrs & am looking to update as the 104 will only burn at x2 , I have never had a problem w/ it & the drive has has never been too fussy about what media I used.
    Hence I will definitely be purchasing the Pioneer 108 myself [for £57] asap :c)
     
  3. Jeanc1

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    Have you thought of typing Pioneer in the search box here -- then ALL .... ! # of posts is ....

    Then doing the same thing with Sony !!

    It might be enlightening ~~ smiles.
     
  4. rootsman

    rootsman Member

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    Yes I did that but did not find much for the new Sony model...thanks for the unhelpful help though!
     
  5. Jeanc1

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    What help -- did you need help or an opinion ?

    If it's an opinion !! I vote for Sony !

    Now is that helpfull !?

    Shhhheeeeeshhhhhh !!




    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Do It Right , and you will be a Happy Camper ![/small]
     
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  6. rootsman

    rootsman Member

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    Ok Sony wins it then! Not having a go just that I could not find any opinions on these models as a comparison.
     
  7. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    cheers , nice to know I was completely ignored !!

    how you chose to purchase Sony burner over a Pioneer one I will never know ... but it's your funeral :)
     
  8. drchips

    drchips Active member

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    I agree with herbsman on that one.

    I too have a Pioneer A04 (104) that has been running for years, as well as faster models, all Pioneer.

    Have fun...
     
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    Pioneer ALL THE WAY...................

    Pioneer ALL THE WAY...................

    Pioneer ALL THE WAY...................

    Pioneer ALL THE WAY...................

    Pioneer ALL THE WAY...................

    Pioneer ALL THE WAY...................

    My old Pioneer AO3, started life as a 1x burner, then flashed upto 2x, been sold on to at least 3 other people and is still going strong in excess of 1800 burns to my knowledge.....

    I then had a 106, 4x solid burns coupled with Recordnow software and it rocked, straight out of the box............

    Just got me a 108 and it rocks even more than the 106, again coupled up with the new Recordnow deluxe suite 7.2 software, fully supportable drive with the DL capability supported...............

    I shall never purchase anything OTHER than Pioneer.

    What do people mean they say they have burned coasters?????LMFAO................must not be using the 108 then....................

    Now you have to agree, this HAS been helpful............
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    Having owned a Pioneer drive and a Sony, I'd say go with the Pioneer. That's what I'm buying later this year.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Make that 5 Pioneers :)
     
  13. OzMick

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    Another proud Pioneer owner here, got the 106 earlier this year and love it to death. Bought it over the Sony model at the time because a LOT of people were bitching about problems with the +/- drives at the time. Personally, I'm going near anything with a Sony logo with a 40 foot pole for a long time, heard of far too many people being stung or paying too much.
     
  14. Nututhis

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    Both are a good choice. I have 1 of each myself
     
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    I recently bought the Pioneer 108 a few months ago, and its a great burner.

    Make that 6....

    CJC
     
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    For what it's worth, my new Sony computer - 6 mos ago new - came with a Pioneer A06 DVD burner.
    Have never had any problem with this Pioneer.
     
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    I would say you cant go wrong with either. I have a Sony DRU 510A, bout 10 months old never let me down. Has backed up every game and dvd I own, no problem, its only a one sheep burner too. My brother in law just bought a Pioneer DVR-108, so I guess I'll see. Just for the record I'll give a vote for Sony.
     
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    just replaced my pioneer 105 with a 108 and i'm very pleased with the results so far, so chalk up another one for pioneer
     
  19. rootsman

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    Thanks everyone for you help! I think Pioneer wins it, slightly cheaper than Sony at www.microdirect.co.uk as well! :)

    Also happy as I finally got my 2 PC's networked to my new Belkin Wireless Router last night and it rocks! Lot's of flashy lights Woo Yay!
     
  20. eric545

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    I vote for the Pioneer as well. I'm on my third Pioneer model and have been happy with all.
     

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