I´m sorry about this but I DO have to ask it

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#1

First I want to tell you that I just can´t understand all that graphics with lines and numbers which is usually posted here.

So here is my question. How is the 4163? I mean, I´m not talking about extreme performance but in durability, compatibility. How good does it work with cheap medias? Because here in Brazil a good media isn´t worth by the cost.

Do you recommend it to a person who will burn a lot of DVD movies, games, data, like 1 to 2 DVD per week?

Please, I have to know it soon because I have now the possibility of buying it and I have to know.

Bye bye!


#2

Yes it seems good from the reviews.

For films it has bitsetting (to make the DVD+R’s look like DVD-ROM’s)
For games it can deal with most protection mechanisms (it’s a “2 sheep”, which is good).

The only “bad” thing is that is really wants good media (Verbatim, TDK etc).

You should really spend a few hours learning what all those “graphics with lines and numbers” really mean. They are important if you want to pick a drive or discs to suit you.


#3

This is not true.
All the media I have tested so far, worked.
One thing that seperates it from the others is the broad media compatibility.
Arita and Ridisk I have recommend costs about 0.38 Euro per piece.
U2 Rocks!!!
P.S.>Alec 1 or 2 DVD per week are not many.
I usually burn 1-2 DVD per day.
I do that when I go to videoclub and bring with me 4-5 films that I can’t see it in a single day so I am backing them up and watching them other days.


#4

I wish I could do that but here at blockbuster 1 dvd costs 6 reais! It´s something like 2 dolars. Normaly a DVD costs 3/4 reais. That´s why I rent no more than 2 per week


#5

There are the machines here (that I don’t like a lot)which if yo rent a film for 8 hours and then take it back, they charge you only 1,30 Euros.
Normally the prices are 1,80-2,00 Euros.
I can be hungry for 1-2 days but can’t live without seeing a film for a long time ;).


#6

HA HA!

I live in Ireland (the most expensive country in the EU, we beat Finland at last)

To rent a DVD costs €4.75+ (about $6.20)


#7

NO WAY!?
This is inredible.
With so many good directors from there a price like that is madness.


#8

All those movies addicts … well Quentin Tarantino started that way so big bet on your future :cool:


#9

Well I breath cinema.
Not by a illy way.
It’s close to the meaning of life for me.
Well I love my wife too ;).
Thanks anyway.

Terry George
Jim Sheridan


#10

I love movies… I couldn´t find a cheap dvd locator here but when I find I´ll sure rent at least 4 movies per week…

Hehehehhe. About the LG 4163, I don´t think there is Verbatim here in Brazil. Here we have TDK, LG, Sony, maxell, best buy. Are one of these any good?


#11

TDK media is the best…as long as its original hehehe


#12

Maxell Made In Japan ought to be excellent,as should Sony 8X and above media. Even Sony 4X is RicohJPNR01 in India, which is excellent, easily oversped to 8X.


#13

TDK, Sony, and Maxell media should be OK with GSA-4163/5163. LG media… different matter. :wink:


#14

How good is Ridata 8X Silver? I can buy it real cheap around here.


#15

Ought to be RicohJPNR02. Very good media.


#16

Here’s an answer from LG.

DVD+R : SONY, TaiyoYuden, TDK, Ritek, Maxwell, Fuji, Beall, Ricoh
DVD-R : Ricoh, Sony, Ritek, TDK, MKM, JVC, Fujifilm, Maxwell, Beall
DVD+RW : Philips, Ricoh, CMC, Prodisc, TDK, Fuji, JVC, Maxell, MKM
DVD-RW : JVC, Maxell, SONY, MKM, TDK, Ritek, Pioneer

Not detailed enough, but better than nothing.