Best quality DVD-R burner?

vbimport

#1

I think I’ve looked at every review on here at least a few times in trying to decide on a DVD-R burner, and I’m still not able to make a decision . Also, it has been hard to find 8x (or faster) media results for DVD-R drives.

Here is what I know I want (in order):

  • The best quality (8x or better) DVD-R burns on media that is supported in my (New Phillips) Xbox drive. Mainly:
    -Riteks
    -Taiyo Yudens
  • Compatibility with DVD-+ burnable media

Don’t care about:
DL
DVD+R (although it would be a nice thing to have)
Price

From my own research, it looks like Plextor and Lite-on doesn’t like Ritek media. My head is spinning with information. :confused: Any help would be greatly appreciated!


#2

-R? Any Pioneer.


#3

They are that good at DVD-R huh? Is there any place I can find charts/stats for 8x or 16x DVD-R burn quality on these drives. I can’t seem to find it here at cdfreaks.


#4

It’s all about the +/- format politics, actually. Philips/BenQ are the best +R writers around. Pioneer drives have traditionally kicked butt with -R. It is no coincidence that Philips is the ringleader of the +R/W format camp. And it is also no coincidence that Pioneer is -R/W format camp’s leader and most prominent advocate.


#5

Dear Geniuses,

Any advice on good burners for -R media specifically? I am sitting on stacks of -R and probably will not use +R.

I appreciate your help! :slight_smile:


#6

Nec 3500


#7

Duplicate thread… merging…


#8

Im looking for a good quality burner for -R discs to accompany my 851s, i mainly use Ritek media G05 usually because thats all i can get around here and the 851s just doesnt cut it.

heres the choice

NEC ND-3500
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=4240839601&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=65825

Benq DW1620
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=4240845147&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=80836

This is purely for -R burning anything else is just a bonus, i dont mind using hacked FW :cool:

Thanks


#9

My NEC 3500 burns Datawrite Classic Grey 8x DVD-R FUJIFILM03 dye with no problems. But my Benq 1620 can’t burn to to the same disk.

On Verbatim DVD-R 4x both burns with exellent quality. NEC 3500 12x with modded firmware.

Conclusion NEC 3500 burns low quality DVD-R better than Benq 1620.

If I had to choose between NEC 3500 or Benq 1620, I would go for NEC 3500.

But you could sell the 851S and buy both drives.


#10

Benq 1620, NEC 3500, Pioneer 108. Most advocates and zealots here will agree on one of these three.


#11

I love my Aopen (Rosewill)


#12

Threads merged.