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Lite-On LH-(18/20) or Pioneer 112D?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by LiquidusZ, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. LiquidusZ

    LiquidusZ Member

    Oct 29, 2006
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    My old NEC 2500A DVD burner is getting old and I'm looking to replace it with a new burner that fits my needs:

    1. I burn PC and PS2 backups so it NEEDS to read and write those well
    2. Needs bitsetting capabilities for increased compatibility with DVD+R (automatic would be nice)
    3. I usually burn at 4x so high speeds are not necessary.
    4. Lightscribe is not necessary
    5. Being able to scan the quality of my burns would be nice
    6. I will probably be playing my game disc on this drive

    After looking around these forums for a while, it seems that the BenQ (gone), Liteon, and Pioneer models are the best in general. The latest model from Pioneer is the 112D:


    From Lite-On, theres the LH-20A1P: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827106050

    And the LH-18A1P: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827106042

    There has been only previews for these drives so far, and I'm not sure whether there will be a review because they seem similar to previous models.

    Should I get the Pioneer, Lite-On, or maybe something else? Thanks for the help.
  2. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 12, 2005
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    Look at the LiteOn LH-18A1P- booktyping capable - the Pioneer would need patched firmware if it's around (probably is).

    LiteOn does a better scan imho than Pioneer (I have both but the Pioneer is older).

    Nero automatically booktypes a lot of LiteOn models automatically when using +R media. If not still have an option of changing the booktype.

    ImgBurn will also booktype by default.

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