Recommendations please for dvd writer

  BeeWee 03:57 12 Dec 2003

could someone please point me in the right direction to buy one of the above? what do i need to look for (eg speed,make,duality etc) and would i be able to fit this myself (with help from here if possible)

  Jester2K II 08:20 12 Dec 2003

DVD writer reviews - click here

Yes you can fit it yourself (as long as opening the case doesn't break any warranty agreements)

  bremner 09:08 12 Dec 2003

Jesters link is an indication of what is available but if you already have software for burning then an OEM drive will save you shed loads.

Two drives are often recommended the LG 4040B click here the Pioneer DVR 106R click here

  Hyperangelic 09:28 12 Dec 2003

the NEC ND-1300. My personal fave.

For your shopping list, you need to look for:

Supports + and - formats
As high a speed as possible on CDs (some drives offer very poor CD read / writer speeds)

Most drives are very easy to fit - you can get assistance here anyway. Just read the installation instructions carefully, and make sure you set the jumpers correctly - most instruction booklets will give you a diagram and explain them, so just follow their instructions. If you already have CD-writing software, you may be able to buy OEM, but otherwise it might be worth checking what various drives ship with.

good luck

  BeeWee 08:43 14 Dec 2003

thank you all for your help

  Stuartli 09:04 14 Dec 2003

click here sells the Pioneer models in OEM versions at good prices, along with the media.

  leo49 09:08 14 Dec 2003

Two more new 8x models are going to be available in January - the new Sony and the Pioneer 107 - methinks the 4x models' prices will inevitably fall even further.

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