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Official docTY Taiyo Yuden (2) thread

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by creaky, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. hobbit112

    hobbit112 Regular member

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    OK, I'll throw my 2¢ in.

    I've got 2 of the LH-20A1Hs, 1 internal & 1 external.

    The only negatives I've heard is some people consider it noisy and I've also heard that the Lite-On 18X drives burn better.

    There is some noise when it winds up but my internal is in a case with 6 fans so to me it's not too noticable. And when I'm burning, I'm just burning and that computer is in a separate room. The external seems quieter and is in it's own case which deadens most noise.

    Quality burn-wise I'm satisfied. I haven't achieved a 98 burn score like some folks I know, but I routinely achieve 93-95s.

    I've gone away from Lightscribe but on CDs the images are/were crisp but DVDs are/were kind of fuzzy (the Lightscribe layer is deeper in the DVDs, harder to burn?). They do fade.

    That price seems good, I counldn't find it cheaper. If you need the lightscribe software & Nero Essentials, get the retail version, if you don't need it, get the OEM version and save about $7.00.
     
  2. JoeRyan

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    98 scores are exciting, but in time they fade to lower scores as the pit marks degrade. (Bo Derek was a "10" once, but lately she's slipped to an 8. The ravages of time.)

    As for Lightscribe, the CD-Rs look better because the reflective layer is just below the photoreactive dye. DVDs have the reflective layer 0.6 mm (the thickness of the disc half) below the dye, giving a slightly fuzzy 3D effect. HP says some customers prefer the look of the DVD. I haven't met one yet.
     
  3. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    excellent, nice one Joe :)
     
  4. Yujenh

    Yujenh Regular member

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    hey guys,
    thanks for the response. the only reason I want to ask you guys is becasue some people left some bad feedback about it saying its the
    coster machines and stuff like that.
    I knew you guys going to have more reasonable comment then those.
     
  5. Yujenh

    Yujenh Regular member

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    greensman
    @28.99 you got to be kidding me man. thats an awesome deal.
    does it have free shipping too. i guess i'll get one if its
    close to $30.
     
  6. greensman

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    I forgot to mention that my LH-20A1S doesn't like the RITEK R05's very well. I've burned a few and it refuses to burn at 16X with the RITEK's, well it burns but it ain't pretty. LOL. 12X is slightly better and I can live with the 8X burns but they suck too. :)

    I ordered the OEM version and received Nero 7 Essentials which I thought was cool. :) Anyway the Ritek R05's are the only discs that seem to be "difficult" with the LH-20A1S as the RITEK R03's perform NICELY!! Yep a 98 score with one of those so far. :D

    I should be talking about TY's since this is the TY thread but HEY we all know they perform, WELL!!!! If your reading docTY I plugged your favorite media. hehehe. I'll do some burns later and see how those TY perform, like I don't already know. :D

    .....gm
     
  7. hobbit112

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    Mine didn't really like the 8x media, but that stuff is being fazed out. My drives love the 16x stuff though.
     
  8. Yujenh

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    hello guys,
    i guess i sort of got into little trouble deciding now. i saw
    the pioneer 112 at the same price so should i get the 112 or the lite
    on 20x??
     
  9. greensman

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    Yujenh,
    I would get which ever drive you trust. LOL. Forget the reviews at Newegg for a moment and look around at the other forums. :) VideoHelp, CDFreaks, CDRinfo, and some of the others to determine which is better suited for you. I think both drives are great BUT I have both. LOL. Of course I have the LH-20A1S and NOT the LH-20A1H, so take that with a grain of salt. :D

    JUST remember that there is the chance of getting something that your system might not be compatible with or like for that matter. hehehe. Ask cincyrob about the LH-18A1P and his experiences with it. He had some trouble until the GLOH f/w update on a few media MID's but now loves the performance and burning abilities.

    As always it's the compatibility of a system not the actual drive in my opinion. I've been VERY lucky in the drives that I've purchased and NEVER had any serious issues with any optical drives. I've had 2 Pioneers, 5 Lite-ons, 1 Samsung, and an Iomagic or something like that. It's in the work computer but I can't stand it. It burns but not so good. LOL.

    Am I helping here or not?? LOL To tell you the truth I'm thinking about the new Pioneer 212D but I want to make sure the f/w is keeping up with the media technology. :D

    ...gm
     
  10. Yujenh

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    thanks greenman,you have help tremendously.
    i guess i might just end up with one of each
    to test them out since they are relatively cheap.
    the reason i want to get new burners is because
    i dont want to put to much wear and tear on my
    beloved benq dw1640 and 1650s.
     
  11. cincyrob

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    Yep got the newest Firmware updates and that bad boy will and has burnd everything i have put in it.(oh thats only been TY's& verbs)lmao jokeing

    9 burners???? what kinda setup you running??? lmao


    dont you allways help???;)~
     
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    Hey smartie pants!! Forgot to add the 2 BENQ's to the list. LOL. Of course that includes the Optical drives from the work computers. I use them all the time so they seem like they're mine. :p

    btw I do have 4 burners in my present system. So there!!! :p

    I try but only the helpee really knows the answer to that. hehehe.

    ....gm
     
  13. Yujenh

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    well, i guess 9 burners is not that much
    of shocker. i probably have more then that.
    i guess i just have a thing for burners.
    @greensman
    its too bad you didnt have any pioneers stocking up man.
    i think i might like the 112 more then the liteons.
    ever since the market ran out of the benqs and plextors,
    its really hard to chose new favorite burner
     
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    Yujenh,
    Here's the list from Newegg.com if you need it. :) LINK

    As I said before the reviews from Newegg are sometimes a little misleading. :) But at least you get the idea of what burners are available.

    Here is a thread dedicated to the Pioneer 112. link Yujenh give this a look see and maybe it will influence in a particular direction. ;)

    ...gm
     
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    Everybody seems to have a favorite brand of burner. Mine is Plextor but I did use an external LG for awhile after whatever OEM DVD burner in a Sony computer I had went out. Nice but after awhile I couldn't get new firmware updates for it. So I built a new computer & bought a Pioneer A08 for it but never installed it. Nothing wrong with that drive (it's still unused) but I found out about the Plextor 716. Bought one, installed it & have loved it ever since. In fact that Plexter went into the computer I built 2 weeks ago & it's still going strong.

    Pioneer? I suppose it's a good drive. Downloaded the newest firmware for it 2 months ago with the thought of putting the drive on Ebay but I still haven't done it yet.

    DVRA08XL. No software however the drive & manuals are there in the box. Needs drive cable & power cable....
     
  17. aabbccdd

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    Yujenh, i have a BenQ DW-1650 if you want it PM me or anyone else.

    I'm going all Plextor
     
  18. FredBun

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    allright, cool, a new one.
     
  19. herrick

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    @ aabbccdd

    Check your in box bro...I have PMed ya...
     
  20. aabbccdd

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    herrick , Yujenh is buying it but if it doesn't work out i will let you know, looks like it is going to though.

    i may have a couple PX-716As for sale if the PX-810SA works out

    oh BTW guys the new PX-810SA etc. will not booktype so i was wrong about that so it makes me wonder if its really a Pioneer drive but Plextor told me there true Plextor drives
     
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