Is the Pioneer DVR-107D a good burner?

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#1

Hi I’ve got an BTC4x dvd burner (pure shit …) and i would like to buy a better dvd burner ; i’ve got AN35 media -datawrited red V2 DVD-r (pure shit too, don’t work on the BTC) but i would like to know if the Pioneer is a better burner than my old emprex, i mean does it read and burn successfully cheap DVD-r/+r ?

And does it worse the buying ? (i’ve got the choice between PIONEER DVR-107D or LG GSA-4082B)

Thanks for replying and sorry for my english (I’m french) :wink:


#2

Hello.The pioneer 107D is my first DVD burner so i can’t compare it to past experiences.But,from what i have read and from what i see on my own,yes,it is a good burner and also for cheap DVDs.I mean ,don’t expect miracles ,but i 've burnt myself Princos and Datawrite Red V2 (AN31).While they did have high PI/PO values,they were readable with usually a drop in reading speed after 4GB point.In another occasion my Pio 107 burnt a “Cd-Media” DVD-R that another burner couldn’t ever recognise.

Regards


#3

i have owned 3 dvd burners… liteon 811s, emprex 4x, and pioneer 107d. I returned the first 2 drives because when I recorded movies they were basicly unwatchable. I have no problems with the 107d at all… Its the only drive I will recommend. If you are wondering what brand to get just look at the forums, count the number of problem posts you see in the differnt forums… I think pioneer seems to have the lowest amount of complaints and the most loyal customers.


#4

Thanks a lot for helping me :wink:


#5

I had the Lite On 451, but returned it for the 107D. While the Lite On seemed to be a good drive, I could not get over the tray eject’s hitch. It was also louder than I could tolerate.

The 107D seems to be a very nice drive; it is also well-supported by Pioneer and by the Pioneer-owner community. In addiiton, there are some very nice firmware hacks available. However, it takes FOREVER for the laser to calibrate; this is not trivial and can be truly annoying.

Overall, I would recommend the 107D. Ritek G04 DVD-R media seems to work well with this drive. But I have not tried other media, yet.


#6

probably 'cause Liteon uses gears in their drives and the Pioneer uses the rubber thingy. Rubber thingies are more silent but don’t last as long as gears. So I do prefer Liteons approach even though it’s louder…