DVR-218 / S18: silent playback of audio/video?

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#1

Hello:
I am considering to buy this DVD burner, (DVR-218, same as DVR S18) but I need to know if it automatically slows down when playing movies or music. Without the need of running any extra software (CDBremse, etc).

I have read that this Pioneer drive comes with a feature called “Quiet Mode” which is exactly what I need, but I need to know if it really works in practice.

so, I need the experience from those of you who own this drive (SATA version)

If you own the 219/S19 or 217/S17, I would also like to hear about them.

I own a Pioneer DVR-215, and it works well in this regard, but as you know, the current drives use a different chipset, and I am afraid that they behave differently.

thanks


#2

117/217 was the last true pioneer dvd burner.


#3

[QUOTE=chef;2567832]117/217 was the last true pioneer dvd burner.[/QUOTE]

I thought it was the 216 the last one to carry the NEC chipset.
Well, anyway, regardless of the chipset, I want to know about the silent playback feature. I want to know if it slows down when playing audio-video files.

Even if the chipset is different, I assume the firmware is still programmed by Pioneer and thus they can keep certain functionalities of the former drives.


#4

You mean the “quiet drive utility”, right?!

http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html#utility

You may try the patched tool from here.
http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=43266


#5

That is very old stuff.
My Pioneer 215 does it without any utility, without any patch.
I need to know if the 218 or 219 are the same, i.e., they play media at low rpms.

Anyway, I am currently out of money, so the purchase will have to wait… :slight_smile:


#6

For x18 and x19 you have to read the reviews.

A standard 215 does that not automatically, BTW. It is all firmware dependent.