First post here so please pardon the ignorance…
I am going to build a new computer to capture tv video ( I haven’t built a machine in about 3 years so am having to do alot of research) and want to get a DVD recorder for my old machine that will work in the new machine. My main uses will be data backup and tv video burning.
I have read through many of the posts here and have compiled a list of questions that I have.
I use nero 5 for my cd-burner and Alcohol 120 for my image. I don’t have any dvd software so would it be better to buy the retail version for the extra software or the oem version and an after market software? Also is the documentation better in the retail as far as using the burner?
I want to be able to capture video off of my cable and burn it to a dvd that will play in a regular dvd player at my school. Are any of the dvd-burner brands more compatible with regular dvd players?
Is a DVD/CD burner combo as good as a straight DVD burner? I already have a CD burner but don’t mind spending a little more money to get a better combo burner.
What brand of burner seems to burn best across the brands of media? I never know that brand I might be able to get locally.
I see that BENQ, lite-on, and nec are the most common brands mentioned. Any certain model of these brands that you would recommend? I like bargins but don’t mind spending a little more for a better burner and/or software set.
Do I install the dvd or my present cd burner as the master on my ide cable?
I know this is alot of questions but I hate to buy anything twice. If I have missed anything please advise.
Thank you for your time…