Hello all 1st post and new to the forums and CD burning, I have so many questions to ask and searches to do in the forums. I hope you all don't mind me asking a few things here.
I just got a I/O magic IDVD16DD yesterday at Circuit City. If anyone is looking for a VERY good deal on this drive, get it NOW at Circuit City (that is if you don't want to go online and buy it). They are selling it for $99.00 PLUS a $30.00 rebate. $69.00 can't beat that at a retail store, the price is not advertised, you have go to the store.
Ok here we go... I have just updated all of Nero and flashed the drive to I/Os 1620a-G7M9. Yes I have read about going with the BenQs 1620 "T" or earlier, but I think it would be best for me to wait and start to burn and so on before changing to BenQs just in case I have to return the drive for what ever reason. I also have a very old Hitachi GD-2000 that I have slaved to the I/O just to have another drive to use to read with and so on (no reason for the ware and tear on the I/O). I have checked the GD-2000 on Nero Info tool to see what type of disk I can play on it and I see it wont play the following, DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL. The Firmware on the drive is "0055" who knows if that can be changed or not, any of you? Now for the I/O I see it wont play just DVD-RAM.
Now with all said, this is what I am looking to... Burn computer files (not games) for back up, to burn pictures to be shown on a computer or TV DVD player, and burn home video to CD to be played on computer and TV DVD player. Can you PLEASE help me understand what type of CD to use to do the above? Is it possible to use just one type of CD to do all of this? When it comes to the TV DVD player I am looking to use a CD that can be played on "NEW" and "OLD" DVD players? I just DON'T understand all the different types (CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R and so on) that are out there. AND what ever CDs you all tell me to use (as in CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW. DVD+R, DVD+RW and so on) what manufacture should I use, I hoping you can tell me I can get the CD at Circuit City, that is the closest store near me.
WOW thanks for reading and helping!