which dvd burner

  big geof 16:45 12 Oct 2005

hi m8s
my cd burner has just packed up and i need a new 1, iam looking to buy a dvd burner so i can burn both cd and dvd any1 suggest a good reliable make

cheers big geof

  andrew-196854 16:49 12 Oct 2005

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  Skills 16:50 12 Oct 2005

I have the LG GSA 4163B it supports all formats +DL and DVD-RAM.

It will write a movie disk in just under 10mins at 8x speed for me and has only rejected 2 pieces of media both of which were RW disks.

They have recently released an updated version which support -DL as well which is the GSA 4165B PC Pro gave it 5/6.

  Skills 16:51 12 Oct 2005

That didn't read too well it supports +/- R/RW +DL and DVD-RAM

  User-312386 16:53 12 Oct 2005

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I have always used pioneer DVD re-writers as i think they are superb and at £33 you cant go wrong

  Rogerfredo 18:00 12 Oct 2005

Try SVP. They also sell the media and test compatibility. Current good buy is the NEC 3540 for about £30 (burns dual layer as well and has 16x speed on DVD-R, +R) CD writes at 48x.

  johnnyrocker 18:03 12 Oct 2005

pardon my ignorance what is meant by dual layer? (not intending to hi jack the thread)


  Rogerfredo 18:14 12 Oct 2005

Dual layer DVDs are twice the capacity approx of a standard DVD. They are more expensive (obviously), but would be useful if you need more data than a standard DVD would accomodate.
Don't ask me how they work.

  User-312386 18:55 12 Oct 2005

Dual layer is exactly what it says on the tin

2 layers of dye. the 1st layer gets burnt to then the second layer

  big geof 20:40 12 Oct 2005

Thanks everbody for your quick replies an advice, should have enough info now

cheers big geof

  jimmer409® 20:44 12 Oct 2005

just got an lg4163b (read pc advisor top tens), does things my old msi cd rewriter never dreampt of doing. cheap from watford electronics (savastore), but oem

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