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Plextor 800A Burner

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by dashelter, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. dashelter

    dashelter Member

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    I am planning on buying a new DVD burner.

    Please give your feedback on Plextor 800A?
    Is it compatible with Nero?
    Any better options?

    Thanks for all your feedback in assisting me with purchasing a good, reliable DVD burner.
     
  2. 0Nobody0

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    I've been using samsung for years...always quiet and reliable. Make sure you keep up with firmware updates.
     
  3. GrandpaBW

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    It looks like a good burner.
     
  4. dashelter

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    IS Plextor 800A compatible with NERO Burning software?
    I hate Roxio and refuse to use it.

    Please advise.
     
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    Any new burner is compatible with any software. It is media that causes problems. Make sure that you download and install the latest firmware for that Plextor.
     
  6. dashelter

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    Where can I find firmware updates for Plextor 800A?
     
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    If there is one, for that model, it will be on Plextor's website.
     
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    Give aabbccdd a shout he just bought 2 of them. Chris
    Edit sorry alphabet bought the sata 810's
     
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    You might want to look elsewhere. Plextor's glory days are over as they can no longer compete with the cheap stuff.

    The PX-800A appears to be a rebadged Sony-NEC drive, not my first choice in burners.

    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters?oem=Sony-NEC
     
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    Thx 4 da heads up, almost bought one.

    Guess its gonna be a Liteon now.
     
  12. dashelter

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    I'm going with LG
     
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    i have to say its so funny when i scrolled past your post and saw that roach i almost threw my sandel at the screen
     
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    i have searched cdfreaks,afterdawn and plextors main website but they don't have the firmware for the Pleaxtor PX 800A they do however have the one for 755 and lower but no 800A.
    any suggestions because even google did not find me the correct firmware. you see i am trying to find out of my firmware is the reason i cant play a particular dvd.

    any help is appreciated.
     
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    They aren't going to put out a firmware update, if one is not needed. It is highly doubtful that firmware is the reason that you can't play a DVD. I would be more inclined to thinking that it is a bumb disc with read errors.
     
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    ok thanks because i was only having problems playing blade house of chthon but all my other movies work fine.

    thanks for the response
     
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    You're welcome.
     

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