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what PIONEER model to buy???

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by schnoo, May 1, 2007.

  1. schnoo

    schnoo Member

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    so i read the sticky and see PIONEER is a reputable brand... what models would you suggest for regular R/W purposes, single-layer or dual-layer?
    thanks!
     
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    Wow, someone who reads stickies. I'm glad it could be of use to you :)

    I'd reccomend the 111D. It is a great all round drive but will not bookype single layer +r discs to dvd-rom without patched firmware (we can come to that if you decide to buy the drive or if not, just ask me anyway). The 112D is the latest drive, and I have heard good things about that too. The same applied RE bokotyping to dvd-rom though for single layer discs.



     
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    Hi ;-)
    Both the 111 series & the later 112 series DVDRW's are excellent value for money.
     
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    so yeah I need a new burner and while i thought Pioneer was the best bet, i thinki may be unsure.
    any more advice on choosing a single or dual layer DVD writer?
    thanks!
     
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    Both of the drives we mentioned suport Dual Layer just as well as Single Layer.
     
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    final help
    hxxp://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8197863&st=pioneer&type=product&id=1165609038260

    best buy has DVR-1810B5PK of pioneer which looks like the 'commercial' version of the DVR112 no?
    i see the 112 on newegg and what not.. just curious what the difference is with the two?
    thanks! (only trying to use my best buy gift cards, but wont if this 1810 drive is bad news)
     
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    I'm really not sure. The specs seem to match up though.

    Zebadee should be able to clarify that :)

    However, Pioneer drives are (for the most part) decent regardless.
     
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    Hi ;-)
    The difference between the 111 & 112 is h/w (only a couple of components changed). This diference is slight & f/w updates may well compensate.
    AFAIK this 1810 is indeed a 112 series drive.
    So no problems (in terms of being inferior etc) here.
    Enjoy.
     
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    Cheers zebadee ;-)

    :)
     

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