Can someone help me please? I would appreciate it very much

vbimport

#1

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Hi my name is joe, i am fairly new to the forum. I am looking to buy a new cd burner and a new dvd burner. I am willing to pay up to a $100 bucks for the cd burner and a $100 for the dvd burner. But the problem i have is deciding on which one to get. This is basically what i want to be able to do.

cd burner:

  1. Burn high quality cds
  2. Not have to worry about copy protection(assuming you have the right software, alcohol or whatever. i think they refer to the burner as a 2 sheep burner or something like that.)
  3. Burn high quality cds with mp3s and wav files form my computer
  4. for the burner to last a while. I have gone through 3 buslinks in 1 year.
  5. im not worried about speed all that much. 40x speed is fine with me, it dont have to be 52x. i would rather have quality that speed.
  6. Would like to be able to rip a cd to my computer at a high quality.

Dvd burner:

  1. Burn high quality dvds
  2. Rip at a high quality
  3. Be able to burn and not worry about copy protection(assuming you have the right software)
  4. for the burner to last a while.
  5. Like i said before, i am not worried about speed that much. ( i guess 8x is fine for me with dvd burner.)

With all of those specs that i want, what do you guys would be the best burners to buy. and also, should i buy a cd/dvd rom to do all of my reading?

Also, can someone point me to a thread or a post that talks about burning high quality cds and dvds, what settings to use, stuff like bitsetting?

I would appreciate it greatly guys, as i am a somewhat of a newb to this kind of stuff. Thank you very much.

joe


#2

I would recommend the NEC 3500/3520, Pioneer 108/109, or Plextor 716 for DVD burning. NEC is the cheapest. Mad Dog rebadges NEC drives with 2 yr warranty. Check out the posts at the bargain forum. $57 NEC drive.

The Plextor is also good at backing up game CDs (2 sheep drive). Don’t know if any drive can bypass the latest game encryption.


#3

thank you very much furballi for the info bro, i appreciate it