DVD Writers - Which One?

  kestrel3 13:46 10 Oct 2003

I'm looking to add a DVD Writer/Re Writer to my PC, but I'm confuded by the different standards, DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM etc.

Which should I go for to give me compatibility with DVD players etc?

  bremner 16:21 10 Oct 2003

For future compatability you are best going for a -R/-RW & +R/+RW drive like the Sony, NEC or Pioneer dives.

An OEM one will set you back about £100

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  bremner 16:24 10 Oct 2003

dives...doh drives

  mark500 18:31 10 Oct 2003
  Joanne_1 18:49 10 Oct 2003

PC World have the Liteon for £99.99, I use it with no problems.

  milesyf14 19:20 10 Oct 2003

Will the Sony write to 9.4Gb double sided dvd's?

  bremner 19:22 10 Oct 2003

click here and it seems the Pioneer certainly is.

I don't know but I would guess that most would be as surely it is just a matter of turning the dics over isn't it ?

  mark500 21:48 10 Oct 2003

There are no drives that can write DVD9 at the moment.DVD9 are single sided dual layer disks.DVD18 Double sided dual layer.DVD5 sinle sided single layer.

  kestrel3 10:28 13 Oct 2003

Thanks, certainly given me a few options.....

What I'm really aiming at is a re writable DVD drive that will make DVDs I can play on my PC & DVD player, not really just a 'large storage option'

  woodt 11:45 13 Oct 2003

I have the LG GSA4040B which does all formats inc DVD Ram. I've had no probs so far. £130 at dabs.

  woodt 11:48 13 Oct 2003

Actually its just gone down to £118... a steal

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