Straight choice between the NEC3540 and Pioneer 110d (with the new f/w 1.17)
What would anyone recommend
Thats a tough one! The 110D is great if you know how to install it properly! The 3540 is easy to install but has some variations in quality. Same with the 1640.
PS/buy both/you need two
Just from my experience with my Pioneer DVR-108, I would say the NEC3540. Otherwise, I would say the BenQ1640 if you were considering another alternative.
Neither yet. If you wait a little a winner may appear or, better yet, the 110 or the NEC 4550 may come out.
Couldnt hang about , went for the pioneer 110D, hopefullyfuture f/w upgrades will make it one of the best,one question tho
Thats a tough one! The 110D is great if you know how to install it properly
what did you mean by that
The 110D, unlike most of all other optical drives available, has an UDMA4 Host Interface which makes it inevitable to connect it using an 80-wire UDMA capable IDE cable, preferably set up as MASTER drive. It needs to run in UDMA4 mode, other drives use UDMA2.
Thanks for that advice
Chef the man! Just get back with us if you have problems. It is fixable!