[QUOTE=Lebowsky;2761004]Hello, I don’t know if anyone is still watching this thread? if you are, please help
I need to get a new drive, and those 2 are the only possibilities available around here. (it’s called BDR-209EBK here but it’s the same one right?)
Usages (in order from most frequent to less): CD Ripping, DVD ripping, some blu-ray ripping, some dvd-burning (and a blu-ray burning every 5 years or so…).
Any difference in quality when ripping? (one or the other has more problems with slightly scratched cds/dvds for example?)
Everytime I find something that makes one more appealing, there’s a little issue that seems to arise and makes the one more appealing… the LG seems overall less trouble for ripping dvd/blu-rays than the pioneer and its auto-quiet mode… but then it seems like the LG has issues when ripping audio cds with EAC… and there is no working tool to disable auto-quiet on this particular Pioneer version…
…so I’m totally torn and clueless
Thanks for your input![/QUOTE]
My priority when testing these drives was obviously burn quality. I have not used them for ripping of damaged discs or for CD-ripping in general, but that said, if CD ripping really is your top priority and the LG ‘has issues’ with it, then I think you’ve answered your question. Especially if BD ripping speed is way down your list of concerns and BD burning happens once in a blue moon.
The 209EBK is the same drive as the BDR-2209 mechanically but has OEM firmware. I think by now there may be a utility for the 2209 to shut off the auto-quiet feature, but like you say, it won’t work for the DBK/EBK versions.