I’m about to buy my first dvd burner for christmas.
Where I live, that basically means buying whatever WalMart has available. (I don’t like buying by mail or online.)
They currently have two brands and three burners.
HP-DVD630i and LiteOn 16x single layer (sohw-1613s??) and LiteOn 16x dual layer (sohw-1633s??)
I don’t know about the software bundle with the HP. I’m currently using Nero with my current Lite-On.
I mention that because I have been very unsatisfied with my old Lite-On-40125s cd burner.
Highly unreliable burning with serious problems with random read accesses. Been that way since the beginning.
How reliable is the HP dvd630i? Better than the Lite-On? Or was my Lite-On cd burner just a rare bad one?
I gotta admit I’m leaning towards the LiteOn but only because I’d like the newer version of Nero bundled with it… If it behaves as poorly as my cd burner, I don’t want to be near it, much less buy it.
Do those burners have built in fans? My Liteon tends to run a bit hot after a few minutes.