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The golden burner

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Mischa, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Mischa

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    hi, i have my dru-510A now....but its crap...much trouble....when copying movie. he burns ok...but when its finished the movie stutters at some point. this happens like 5/10 times.....so i want a new burner:)....but tell me now guys. What is THE burner now.
    I heared the pioneer A70....u guyz agree?
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    The A07 is very nice but your problem may be media related.
     
  3. vurbal

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    If I was thinking about buying a burner right now I'd wait for a dual layer model. Of course the A07 is apparently capable of burning dual layer discs, but that assumes that someone will release a hacked firmware.

    Also, I agree with Nephilim that the symptoms you describe sound like media issues so a new burner may not even be necessary (or useful) to fix this.
     
  4. FAK

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    I have a DRU-510a and it works perfectly fine when bur*Cough Cough* backing up movies and also backing up ps2 games *cough*
     
  5. Mischa

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    true...i have arita + now...hope this works better....
    but should i upgrade my firmware...??....someone knows a nice(hacked) firmware for dru510a??.....
    hope my new dvd's work better..

    still....i wnat a new burner:)....sow whichone would u guys reccomand?...a07/107..(don't know the difference...or other one...)....
    fusk duallayer:)...i just upgrade firmware
     
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  6. vurbal

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    Right now I'd say a Pioneer, Plextor, or Liteon is the way to go. Personally, my next drive will probably be a Liteon just because they make 2 sheep DVD burners and I want the additional features for CD burning, but if you don't care about backing up protected CDs it's hard to go wrong with a Pioneer. Their track record speaks for itself.
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  7. Mischa

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    mm...i see all the brands....what of what type R u speeking...i know u mean the pioneer 107/a07.....but from the rest:s......
     
  8. Mischa

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    and isnt there ONE big dvd's burner...that just is THE best...???
     
  9. steve7059

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    I have a DRU-510 myself - just got it for Christmas. I've burned a few coasters on it, but I've always traced it back to something that I did wrong - not the burner's fault. (Just part of the learning process, I guess.) The main reason I wanted the DRU-510 was because it can write to -R, +R, -RW and +RW formats, and it hasn't disappointed me in this aspect.

    I agree with Nephilim - your problems are probably medi related - buy a 3 pack of something different and see if it works out for you.

    Vurbal has a good point too - if you're thinking of investing in a new burner, it might not hurt to wait about 6 months and get a dual layer burner. Then come back and tell us about it so we'll all be jealous! ;)
     
  10. Mischa

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    :)...k...tnxs men!....
     
  11. vurbal

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    I haven't looked closely at any burners lately since I don't plan to upgrade from my lowly Sony DRU-500A until I can replace it with a dual layer burner, but looking at the Plextor and Liteon sites I came up with the following:

    Plextor: PX-708 (+R 8x, -R 4x) and 712 (+R 12x, -R 8x)

    Liteon: LDW-401S (+R 4x), LDW-411S (4x), LDW-811S (+R 8x, -R 4x), LDW-851S (+R 8x, -R 4x), SOHW-812S (+R 8x, -R 4x)

    I know that the slower drives for each brand are 2 sheep models, and given both companies' history with CD burners I'm confident that the newer models are as well. From what I understand, the Plextors are a little better for backing up games.

    As far as a burner that's THE Best, if you only need it to back up movies, as I said before the Pioneer is probably the best. If you also want to backup games it would probably be the fastest Plextor.
     
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    My PX-708A handled SafeDisc 2.9 and SecuRom 4.84 very nicely with BlindWrite5.
     
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    I do use:
    Pioneer 107D
    Nec 1300A
    Optorite DD0201
    Sony 510A
    With Sony I did experience some 'hiccups' in the copied movies that I can only be credited to the burner itself.

    Love Pioneer driveā€¦
     

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