I currently looking into purchaseing a DVD writer as they are now extrmely well priced ;-)
However, having trawled around the different stores (on-line) there is a big difference in price and I would imagine a big difference in what you get e.g some are listed as 'OEM' or 'retail package'? What Im looking for is a Drive that includes all fixings, instructions etc and most importantly software i.e Nero6.
So, if someone could explain what the terminoligy means and point out which package has what im looking for I would be very greatfull
thats one of the problems really, on the sites like dabs.com they list the specs of the drive but not anything about what is included in the box, like what software there is etc. This is the same for both the OEM and retail packages.
Go to the drive makers site eg. lite-on and input the model of the drive you are looking at, it should then display the specs of the drive and the software suppliedwith it. If the site has a uk webpage, then use this for the most upto date info.
The other thing to consider is what you want to use your DVD writer for. If it is just data then almost any software will do the job. If you want to do video editing then you may need to consider more carefully.
Nero6 is a good general purpose package that will do most tasks but may not do some as well as you would like. There has been a lot of problems and issues raised (on this forum) about Nero6 but I have been lucky and not suffered - but then I dont push its abiliites too far.
Novatech is always worth a look, if you click on the specification it will tell you what is included in the way of software. Price-wise they are usually amongst the cheapest, and after sales service is always very good.
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