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Ultra DVD+RW drive...

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Gryphus, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. Gryphus

    Gryphus Member

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    Tigerdirect.com is advertising a 4x DVD+RW writer with a brand name of "Ultra" and a price of $99 after a $20 rebate...

    This appears to be a Tigerdirect re-brand, but does anyone know who actually made the drive?
     
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    Oriphus Senior member

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    Ur link aint working :-(
     
  4. Gryphus

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    Interetin'...that's a link that I pulled from a referral page, and it works ok on this end.

    Anyway, to see the drive, go to www.tigerdirect.com and search for ultra dvd - the first hit on the results is the drive in question.
     
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    Oriphus Senior member

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    Its working now :-D

    One thing i can say is that it sounds like it has a good spec with 4MB buffer etc...

    However, its a +R writer and im not a fan of them at all. For the price of it though, its definietly a bargain
     
  6. Tosca

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    a 99 buck drive.

    You Might as well throw that 99 bucks into the toilet, saves you the hassle actually paying someone to ship you a defective product, or a product that works for two months.
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a look at it , it looks crap & I would rather buy a Pioneer for the extra £'s

    Pioneer 105 - £100

    P.S. -R(RW) format is much more compatible with stand alone DVD players.
    Why anyone would buy a solely +R(RW) burner is beyond me ![bold];-) [/bold]
     
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    Oriphus Senior member

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    lol - the good old critics :D
     
  9. jsl

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    Tosca: Have you actually used this drive? Else you should not make any comments about it as you have no idea of how reliable it is.

    herbsman: The Ultra (or BenQ OEM as it is) has far better specifications than the old DVR-105. For example faster rewriting speed and larger buffer size. So what "after your little look" do you think is crap about it?

    And no DVD-R/RW is not more compatible than DVD+R/RW and Pioneer is not the only company able to make good working DVD writers...
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    A solely +R burner is a waste of time , your not gonna change my opinion on that.

    And YES -R is more compatible !!
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    If you'd answered enough threads on afterdawn forums you'd know how many people do have a problem w/ (especially) cheap +R media not playing in their stand alone DVD players...

    Be constructive jsl , we (other afterdawn) users are allowed our opinion - OK ?






     
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    The specs for this is DVD+R/+RW. I just read that this drive type is more compatible (this is from Afterdawn.com "Don't be Stumped by DVD Standards"). Or am I not getting it? Please explain so I'm not getting something that's of no good use. So, does anyone know who made this drive?

    Thanks!
     
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    Do you wanna post the URL of the comments appaently made in the thread you described cos I used search function & reply was : NO RESULTS
     
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    o for which ever you want to go for, but -R would be my prefered choice
     
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    okay.
     
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    sisnic , that is more of an advert for Intervideo than anything worth believing...

    -R is the preffered choice of ppl that have been burning for the last 2 years at least .
    That should tell you something (?)
     
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    Also, the top 224 Manufacturers are part of a DVD Forum. This forum supports DVD-R as its main media. What does that tell you? It includes, Pioneer, Sony, Panasonic, Maxell, TDK, etc......
     
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    herbsman: No I don't post much here but since this is not one of my favourite forums for various reasons.

    All serious tests (for example made by C'T and DV Magazine) show very similar results for DVD-R and DVD+R compatibility and this is logical as the formats physically have very similar properties.

    Trouble with cheap media is a much bigger problem with all the crap DVD-R media that exist (Princo, Longten Technology etc) than with DVD+R media although more crap DVD+R media has started to appear now too.

    Of course you are allowed to have an opinion but don't expect people to care about it if you don't base it on some sort of fact instead of just the "if-it-is-not-a-Pioneer-DVD-R/RW-it-sucks".

    As for support DVD+R/RW has a much higher support by the manufacturers of DVD writers today than DVD-R/RW. You can hardly find any new single format DVD-R/RW format drives now while there are several manufacturers of single format DVD+R/RW drives, for example Benq/Philips, Lite-On and NEC and OEM versions of these like this Ultra.
     
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    Man, your heads way up your arse if you think that +R is a more supported format than -R. I understand what you are saying about compatibility with newer players, and the fact that the quality on both are very similar. However, if the DVD Forum consortium still favours DVD-R over +R, then it must be they that are wrong and not you. Has to be that! It couldnt be the other way round, could it?? :p
     
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    You idiot !!!

    I talk from experience , unlike yourself , you read something & now you know it all huh ?

    [ go do your own thing jsl cos I haven't got anything else to say to a man who has his head up his own arse ]

    P.S. Some Pioneers are rebadged Benq btw , myself using a Benq/Pioneer 104

     

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