Is it worth buying the LiteOn 1633 drive?

vbimport

#1

Saw this drive at one of our local Computer fairs today for Aust$155. Is this drive worth buying or am I better off purchasing the NEC 3500 or a soon to be released LiteOn drive?

Thanks


#2

Since the NEC should have a similar price I would buy the NEC.


#3

I have bot a nec3500, a liteon 832 and a liteon 1633. I most like the nec3500 because I can burn some discs at 12X using liggy’s beta 6 and I like my 832S because it burns very good discs at 8X with C0deKing’s latest f/w, I like my 1633S for kprobe scans ;).
At the moment the f/w is shit and you get good results on only very few media.


#4

get a 1213S, and flash it to 1633S


#5

This isn’t the point. The matter is the actual firmware that won’t let this drive work as it should. May be next releases will change things, but who knows? :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

Thanks for the feedback. I must admit I am also tempted by the NEC3500 by want to be sure that that the bitsetting issues with the patched firmware have been sorted out. LiteOns are great due to CodeKing & his merry crew & their Omnipatcher.

Might wait a bit longer to see what else comes out.

Cheers,

Acer2


#7

If I was only going to have one DVD recorder, it would be the Nec 3500. Of course, at present I have not only a Nec 3500, but also a Pioneer 108, a Liteon 1213@1633, a Nec 2500, and a Pioneer 106. The Liteon 1213 with the BS0C 1633 firmware does a nice job of recording on quality +R media. And, of course, it does an excellent job of running Kprobe, which is what I bought it for.


#8

so expensive!!
i got it for SGD 119 which is about 105-110 AU$


#9

I also recently acquired a 1633s mainly for its scanning ability… with BS0C, some +R quality is quite good. I decided to go ahead after reading some good comments on BS0C.
However, it is hard to beat 3500AG. With Liggy’s beta firmware, I just burnt a RICOHJPNR01 at 12X with pretty good result. It is amazing to burn the 4x @ 12x… because I HAVE A TON OF THEM!
Originally, I think 2510A with Herrie’s firmware is just as good as 3500AG because many media are down-speed in 3500AG… so for most of my media, they are burning at the same speed if not slower with 3500AG… However, with Liggy’s firmware, all’s changed…