3500 vs. 3520

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#1

I have a 3500 right now w/ about 200 burns on it. I can get a brand new 3520 to replace it for free. Im wondering shuld i do it? I heard the 3500 was better than the 3520. Just wondering what yall thought about it. Thanks.


#2

I would not trade. 200 burns are nothing and you are right. Quite a few people consider the 3500 to be better, even a few who own both. Future firmware may change this, but I get such fantastic results with the 3500 that “better” would be of no real benefit.


#3

It’s basically impossible to get brand new 3500 anymore, but you can get plenty of 3520… If the 3520 does not have a feature that you must have, then stay with the 3500 until it gives its last burn…


#4

Yo-

If you have a good 3500 (and most are) keep it IMO-

Mike


#5

If you’re not trading up, then why trade at all. I’ve read nothing that would convince me that the 3520 is in any way a better burner than a 3500. I’m waiting for something better before I give up on my 3500, and I think that’s going to be a long wait.


#6

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.


#7

I have not seen a good reason to change my 3500 for 3520.


#8

thx guys…guess i’ll stick w/ my 3500.


#9

Yo-

Smart move IMO-

Mike


#10

Besides, when the 4550 comes out this Fall you’ll have another toy to choose from.


#11

If your just eager to spend money, get the BenQ1620. Great reviews on it and in the $50.00 range now from Newegg.


#12

Stay with the 3500, that and the 25XX are the best, if you need something
new get the BenQ, I have one but it won’t burn the cheap discs at 12x like
the 3500 does!!!


#13

I already have a Liteon for scanning. :wink:


#14

Me too but they don’t do jitter!!! That will be my next burner.:bigsmile:


#15

Oh-Oh, you are right. Now I am in trouble. I better not read up on jitter or I’ll be out $50 more. And I just last night got a spare ext. enclosure for the next NEC. Curse you Sportfish. :wink:

Wait, I just solved my problem. My AOpen 1648 AAP does support jitter testing. Whew, that was close.


#16

Hey chas…

Be a Hero and get some seeds. It’s only money let alone a measly $50.00. Besides who knows what this 4550 is going to be like. Could be another bomb like the 3520. Plus I don’t know if you’ve heard but supposedly the 3500 now supports PI/PIF testing with a F/W of 2R8. But know one seems to know where the hell ya can get it. But DVDinfopro claims it. And I did see a short thread here on it but then Dee moved it to Media. I haven’t been there yet but am heading there shortly. So be brave and get the BenQ.:bigsmile: I’m leaving for Az. on Monday for 9 days or mine would be in the mail. It would look good in that spare enclosure you have.:wink:


#17

Be careful with the Aopen, it can freeze up during disc quality scans.


#18

I don’t use the AOpen for quality scans. My Liteon is more reliable. Also I have the older non-pro model. As yet I have had no freeze up. Most of the people with freeze have the newer model.


#19

I don’t use the AOpen for quality scans. My Liteon is more reliable. Also I have the older non-pro model. As yet I have had no freeze up. Most of the people with freeze have the newer model. Besides, Jitter pretty closely follows PI error so there seems to be no point in a second measure of PI.