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Fatman
01-26-04, 03:00 PM
Im looking for a DVD/CD combo recorder. So far it seems Pioneer 4x DVD-RW/+RW is the way to go. Only $144 on newegg. Can anyone recommend a good DVD/CD recorder? Thanks.

LiquidX
01-26-04, 03:17 PM
I am looking to pick up this 8X baby, no bad reviews so far and the previous 4x got some great reviews. Lite-On LDW-811S 8X $134....

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=27-106-925&catalog=5&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=1

volt
01-26-04, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by Fatman
Im looking for a DVD/CD combo recorder. So far it seems Pioneer 4x DVD-RW/+RW is the way to go. Only $144 on newegg. Can anyone recommend a good DVD/CD recorder? Thanks.

Plextor 708A. Will have that one soon.

kraigc
01-27-04, 10:22 AM
I also bought the Plextor 708. Definately a great drive. 8x. Quiet. Fast. Cant complain about it. Great buy. Available in black or beige/white.

Plextor 708 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=27-131-323&catalog=5&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=1)

$190 shipped from Newegg.

|JuiceZ|
01-27-04, 02:05 PM
Have loved every min w/ my 708A but the Liteon would of probably been my next choice. btw, be sure to check out CD Freaks (http://www.cdfreaks.com) its an excellent resource for anything regarding optical drives.

Fatman
01-27-04, 03:07 PM
I went to CompUSA during my lunch "hour" and picked up Pioneer A07. Gonna burn a few things tonight see how it performs. Strange thing that there is no IDE cable in the box, just 4 screws, manual, reg card and software CD. Not that I need IDE cables, but i feel cheated :D It's the thought that counts!

The Baron
01-27-04, 03:09 PM
Have a Lite-On 411S at my dad's office--now that thing rocks the house.

Fatman
01-28-04, 12:53 PM
Installed the A07 last night. Burned one DVD, Memorex DVD-R 4x, at 4x :-) That took almost exactly 15 min. Also burned two CDs using TDK 800MB 24x rated media. One image was actually larger than 800MB, overburn with no problems in under 5 min. Second CD, same media, 700MB image in about 4:18. Overall the drive is VERY quiet, freaked me out a bit, as I thought it was dead. I should have more media to test out next week, along with DVD-RW, which should play flawlessly on my new JVC region-less DVD player! :D

Dazz
01-29-04, 01:26 PM
I have a NEC 2500A (black) a great drive, burns DVD-R & DVD+R @ 8x.

Burn't a 4x DVD-R disc @ 4x in 13 minutes not bad at all :)