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Plextor PX-712SA ?? or can I find better???

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by bizzle93, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. bizzle93

    bizzle93 Member

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    I'm thinking about getting a new DVD burner I don't care if I have to spend $150, but if I'm gonna spent that much I want to make sure I'm getting a good one. right now I have a Lite On SOHW-812S I'm not sure if I'm happy with it, seems to not burn the - disc as well as the +, I've been using the BEST media you can get. Just wondering if this Plextor PX-712SA is good or not? any help would be great.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bobisnew

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    I got a plextor 708A, works great. Go with the newest plextor the 716A (double layer). The 712 is not.
     
  3. Bobisnew

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    I got a plextor 708A, works great. Go with the newest plextor the 716A (double layer). The 712 is not.
     
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    Sorry for multiple posts, accident.
     
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    Lite-on 1633s dual layer or the Nec 3500 check out PC world reviews>
     
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    ahh, ya just missed the sale on the 716 on newegg.

    I got mine for $129.99 w/ $30 off ... $99.99

    Will hopefully install it this weekend.
     
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    Got the NEC 3500 bare drive at Zipzoomfly $67.00 great price.Happy Holidays
     
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    Does anyone have a link to one of these reviews for the drives? I have 150 to burn for a new drive, but I want the best reliability, not necessarily speed, you know? Thanks.
     
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    I Think I'm gonna give the Lite-On SOHW-1633S a try and see how that works out for me.
     
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    I Think I'm gonna give the Lite-On SOHW-1633S a try and see how that works out for me.
     
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    The 1633 Lite-on was my first drive good unit got mine at Newegg $80.00 good deal!!
     
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    I have a NEC 3500 and Liteon 1633 the Liteon seems to be faster and has better support.
     
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    I got my Lite-on 1633 today, so far everything seems fine I'm 1 for 1.

    when I get more time to burn and play around with differnt media I'll post and let everyone know how its going.
     
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    Make sure you have up-to-date firmwares.

    By the way, I'm using BS41, released last November, on my Lite-On 1633sx. It's supposed to boost burning of DVD-R to 12x and DVD+R9 to 4x.

    I can't get BS06, released on 24 December, to update BS41. Does anybody know why?
     
  18. vwkid73

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    Can't got wrong with the Plextor............
     
  19. Gswiss

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    Plextor is usually good but a bit overpriced.

    By the way, re my own message above on Lite-On, apparently BS41 upgrades the 1633s up to 1653s and is more up-to-date. Despite the dates shown.

    Check the following site :

    http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html

     
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    Let us know if you find the latest update on the 1633S Liteon I have not got it yet!!
     

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