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NewBee Seeks help on his First DVDBurner!
Here is my Questions (takes a deep breath)
1. I want to buy a good DVD Burner I have narrowed it down to these models and why: ( around 200 )
a. Plextor 708 ( I belive this is the one that writes X8 but only DVD +R ) is it really worth it?, Will i ever use DVDROM/RAM or what is it?
b. Pioneer 106 ? ( Heard this one burns any media under the sun and then some Writes @ 4x)
c. MSI DR8 ( burns 8X DVD + R like plextor..But have heard when u burn the DVD it will not play on a stand alone DVD player?? but works fine on Computer)
d. Sony DRU510 ( Heard main issues is that its picky on what media it will burn)
2. Should I order it from a site my DVD Burner? Or should i got to compusa or something like that?? Since at some stores you can buy ext warranty.
3. From what I gather I should get a DVD player also so i can do a DVD Copy to DVD.. Like how you would copy CD TO CD. Also wich type should i get ? Anything I should look for like some special type of decoder suppported or not?
4. My pc Specs:
MSI MotherBoard p 4 2.5 ( intel Chipset )
1 Gig Ram
MSI Gforce 4 TI4200 (128 DDR RAM )
Storage : 300 Gig Raid 0 ( two HD 150 ) ATA 7200 RPM
5. Basically here is what I want to do . Copy DVD's and use DVD for back ups of Data files mp3 and etc.. Not sure if you can copy PS2 games or etc.. Rarely will want ps2 games copied more worried about DVD Movies and backup storage type of thing.
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Pioneer is good. The Nec1300A is also a very good dvd writer to start with.
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1. I'd get the Pioneer. The Nec ain't that a bad choice as well, but as the Pioneer outperforms it (and comes for about the same price), I know what my choice would be..
2. I dunno, me is Dutch
3. Copy a DVD directly to a DVDR? This can be done in some situations: when the format of the DVD you want to copy is DVD5 and it's not protected with CSS. If the DVD is bigger dan DVD5 format (DVD9, that's duallayer), you need to reduce the size (movies: transcode/reencode; data: split or compress). If the DVD is protected with CSS (movie DVDs only) you either need to decode it with programs like DVDDecrypter or do it on the fly with AnyDVD. Using the search will yield tons of information on these products....
4. That's ok
5. Any (modern) DVD recorder should be able to do so
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Re: First DVDBurner!
1.) Pioneer 106 is a good choice, I agree with Mr. Belvedere on this.
2.) Online places like Newegg have very good prices. Extended warrantees are generally not a good bargain, the bad stuff usually happens when you first purchase.
3. See Dee-ehn's post.
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