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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by bowtorc, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. bowtorc

    bowtorc Guest

    i am very new at this and looking for an external dvd burner to go with my notebook. i have a 1394 hookup but no usb2. what would i look for?
     
  2. rosspod

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    an external dvd burner that would have a firewire connection. another option would be a card that would have some usb connectors on it. usb 2.0 is just as good if not better than usb 2.0, last time i checked. some other good things to look for a double layer, the media is quite expensive now, but it is dropping. and dual format as well.

    good luck!
    ross
     
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    They should have USB 2 cards that will go into the card slot on most notebooks.

    Jerry
     
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    look for a pcmcia card. www.tigerdirect.com is a good place to start.

    ross
     
  5. bowtorc

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    thanks for the help. any suggestions for brand name burners?
     
  6. rosspod

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    i bought io magic. i hadd issues at first but now it works awesome. tdk makes a good product, i especially lked the velocd burners. sony should be okay, lite on. go over to www.cnet.com and do some research!

    good luck,
    ross
     
  7. bowtorc

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    ok, i am headed downtown. i have looked at all that you mentioned but just needed some guidiance.

    thanks a lot
     
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    The top 2 choices in burners would be Plextor and then Pioneer. You can't go wrong with either.

    Jerry
     

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