DVD-Rom reader, which is the best?

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#1

Hi,
I have a batch of not-so-good quality DVD-R backup of movie, some of them is unreadable using 2yr old PIONEER DVD-ROM, I’m now need to buy a good reader.
Any suggestion? Only reading ability is concern, other feature is good to have, Also I’m planning to got a new NEC 3520A which is not a really good reader I heared so far, is it any good compare to BENQ 1620 pro?


#2

Check this:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=107490

greetings


#3

If you are looking for drive that has excellent error correction I’m recomending LG GDR-8163B. I’ve also some DVD-R disc that were recorded before a few months and I wasn’t able to read them with any DVD drive I was trying and that includes DVDRW Plextor Px-712A, Pioneer 108, LG 4163B and my old BENQ DVD-ROM. Then I bought LG8163B and he reads them without any problems!!. When I scanned those discs for PI/PO errors (with my Plextor PX-712A writer) it never could finish because there was too many errors (PIE over 1500).
I must warn you that this drive has excellent reading abilities but is also very slow (if you consider that it is 16x DVD-Rom) in reading of recorded DVD’ s (DVD+R and DVD-R). It’s average reading speed for DVDR is about 3.5-4x. In Nero CD-DVD Speed test it start at 2.5x and finishes at about 5x.
For DVD-ROM speeds are much higher, it starts at 6x and finishes at 16x.
So if you are looking for very fast DVD-ROM, skip this one but if you are looking for DVD-ROM that can read almost any DVD (in my experince), then this is the drive that you need.


#4

Start out with good media and you don’t have to rely on the DVD ROM to decypher garbage.


#5

I had a chance to compare:
Liteon 165,166,167
Toshiba (newest model)
Asus E616-P2
Pioneer 106D (used as a reader)
Pioneer DVD-305S SCSI

The fastest and most reliable was Asus.


#6

Thanks alot for yr info, a phase from the 5th element…“Time is not a problem…”. Yes, I know good media is the way to go, but I’m now go back in time to correct historical problem.


#7

i like my lite-on 832s, i reads a lot of the my old stuff that i burned very poorly