LG 4081B Vs. NEC 2500A

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#1

I wanted your help in deciding which to buy :

NEC 2500A - 120$ with 2 years of warrenty
or
LG 4081B - 109$ - with 1 year of warrenty

It seams that the 4081B don’t have so much info and revies as the 4082B - what is the different between them - I think that they are “exactly” the same… No ?

I’ve read everything on the 2500A…

But I just cannot decide…

What do you think ?


#2

The 4082B writes 8x -R and 4x -RW in addition (the 4081B only writes 8x to +R and 2x to -RW media) …

Whereas the 4082B just received a sky-rocketing review in the german PC magazine 'ct for it’s outstanding writing quality, the 4081B was rather known to be picky about media - from what I’ve read, this device could not write to 8x on some certified 8x media.

For me, it would be either 4082B (primary choice due to additional DVD-RAM writing) or NEC2500A - but not the 4081B.


#3

Don’t buy 4081B. 4120B will be offered about the same price, in a few weeks at most.

4081B vs. 4120B

8x DVD+R vs. 12x DVD+R
4x DVD-R vs. 8x DVD-R
3x DVD-RAM vs. 5x DVD-RAM
Poor write quality vs. great write quality


#4

According to cdrinfo, cdrlabs reviews 4081b write quality is decent. Did the new firmwares changed something for the worse?

/herske.


#5

Im looking forward to the 4120B doesnt it also have Duallayer support?


#6

Yup - it’s now available in UK at MicroDirect


#7

Bugger. £7 more and two weeks after I bought the 4082…

/me loads eBay


#8

I know how you feel - I’ve had my 4082b for a bit longer, still just two months though.


#9

I’ve also had one for some time. Two months maybe. But I got that from a friend in Seoul. He hasn’t yet let me know his bank account so it’s for free at least till now.


#10

Yes, it does. 4120B’s LG’s first DL-supporting writer drive.


#11

I think both CDRinfo.com and CDRlabs.com meant different things when it comes to write quality. But even then, 4120B seems to write to more media at correct speeds successfully than 4081/4082B. CDRLabs will soon disclose a review of 4120B, how soon exactly I don’t know.