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Should I go duel layer??

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by EliaZInn, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. EliaZInn

    EliaZInn Guest

    Whats up guys,

    What do you guys recommend as a new burner???

    I am in the market for a new drive ($100-$175). Should i go duel layer? What brand/model? Should i wait out all together and not get a new drive right now??

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  2. EliaZInn

    EliaZInn Guest

    No suggestions guys?? common help a brother out!!

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  3. Sir-Age

    Sir-Age Regular member

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    Unless you are going to burn 5gb+ data dvds in one then theres not much point of spending a lot more money for a dual layer, the media are also pretty expensive. I have a NEC and it works great, go to your local computer shop and see what they have and see if you can find it cheaper.
     
  4. StanH1000

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    Are we talking internal dual layer burners, or external?
    Try newegg.com for best price. Internal NEC 3520 dual layer burner for $52 + shipping is great price on good quality burner available in three diferent colors.
     
  5. EliaZInn

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    Thanx stan,

    I know i can find them both kinda cheap, and for $100-$200 what do you recommend. Just go for a good single layer or a regular duel layer, even though i will not be burning duel layer at this time!! Costcos has one for $89.

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  6. EliaZInn

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    WHat do you guys think about the plextor PX-716AL??

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  7. StanH1000

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    $52 NEC 3520 at Newegg.com is best deal around. Quality is on par with Pioneer, just a shade below Plextor. This is a 16X burner that has dual layer burning capability (albeit at slower speed).
     
  8. EliaZInn

    EliaZInn Guest

    I just bought a Refurbished plextor PX-716 for $80 on Newegg.com

    Do you think this was a good idea, since it is refurbished??

    I still have time to cancel the order!!

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  9. StanH1000

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    I have no experience with refurbished products, but would rather have the new NEC for $30 less.
     
  10. colw

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    I would go with a dual layer burner (duel layers may want to confront each other).

    I would recommend a new, rather than a refurbished burner (it probably something that someone has had problems with and returned it repair).

    There are many dual layer burners on the market at very reasonable prices (well under $100).

    My preferences would be:

    Pioneer
    Plextor
    LiteOn
    NEC
     
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