Lg Gsa-4040b

Hi. Has anybody had a chance to try this LG DVD Writer (GSA-4040B)? It’s on for a hot price and I wanted to do a little bit of research before I buy it. What I need is a DVD Writer that can copy any DVD movie regardless of protection, able to copy XBOX/PS2 games (yes, I have mod-chips in both), copy any PC game/music/etc. I currently have a Liteon LTR-48125W and it can copy any PC game as we all already know. Would this LG be able to replace the Liteon and deliver the same copying quality? I know that LG is a fairly reliable brand, but I just want a reply from somebody with experience. Speed is not really an issue when I buy my DVD-Writer, however, it is a bonus. I am also considering a Liteon drive since I know that Liteon is also reliable. I am willing to spend somewhere between $250-300CDN on a new drive. If I can get this LG for $189.99, should I go for it? If not, what drive do you think would be the best for this price? Thanks:)

CCDKing

Well, I don’t have this drive, but it is one of the few Multi write DVD-drives.

This baby burns (and reads) DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM! :stuck_out_tongue:

I don’t know how it handles protections, so can’t help you with that.

I would buy this baby immediatly if a store in my region would have it.

Maybe you could email lgmayka and ask him about the protections.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?threadid=76599

I’ve that drive here.

The drive is okay, but the media compatibility is not among the best…

Yes it is a “2-sheep” writer, just like the Lite-On.

I will have a review ready in 2 weeks or so…if you are willing to wait :slight_smile:

Hi all. CDRLabs has a review of this drive up:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/index.php?reviewid=204&page=Features

(Sorry OC… :wink: )

No problems, reading the review at cdrlabs now.

I know my review will be better, and more detailed anyway :wink:

Thanks for your input guys. OC, where you said it was “Okay,” did you mean that it is not a drive that you would recommend to others? I was looking at a Liteon Writer, a Sony DRU510A and a Pioneer A-06. I understand that the Sony is a magnificant device, and it would be the ideal drive. But do you think that the LG would do the same job that the Sony/Liteon/Pioneer would do assuming that I purchased decent media? Or, do you think that I should forget about the LG altogether?

By okay I mean:

It’s very good except:

-Media compatibility, it’s good as long as you stick to known brands like Verbatim etc…but not more.
-Music ripping - it may create an error now and then and do not pass the cd-speed advanced audio test (it gets a score of 75). It’s a LONG!! time since I last had a drive that would not do perfect 100…disappointing.

+the slow CD-read/write speeds.

Except this it’s good.

My personal preferrence is the pioneer A06/106 due to its OUTSTANDING media compatibility and write quality.

But again this drive is not a two sheep drive…

I don’t think the perfect drive is made yet…

Originally posted by OC-Freak
[B]

I don’t think the perfect drive is made yet… [/B]

I can agree with that!

The perfect drive would have at least the following specs:

  • 32 Mb buffer (for DVD writing),
  • write CD-R,
  • write CD-RW,
  • write Mount Rainier CD,
  • write DDCD-R,
  • write DDCD-RW,
  • write HD-BURN-R,
  • write HD-BURN-RW,
  • write DVD-R,
  • write DVD-RW,
  • write DVD+R,
  • write DVD+RW,
  • write DVD-RAM,
  • write Mount Rainier +RW,
  • write CD-text,
  • read CD-ROM,
  • read CD-R,
  • read CD-RW,
  • read Barcode,
  • read CD-Text,
  • read DDCD-R,
  • read DDCD-RW,
  • read full Lead-In,
  • read full Lead-Out,
  • read subchannel data,
  • read HD-BURN-R,
  • read HD-BURN-RW,
  • read DVD-ROM,
  • read DVD-R,
  • read DVD-RW,
  • read DVD+R,
  • read DVD+RW,
  • read DVD-RAM,
  • support overburning up to 99 minutes,
  • support Buffer UnderRun feature,
  • should be region free,
  • should do EFM decoding,
  • should have Gigarec,
  • should have VariREC,
  • should support accurate stream,
  • should retrieve C2 error information,

and of course it should be lightning fast and would have a wide media compatibility!!

I think I forgot a few things, but although you don’t need all above, this would come close I think.

PS. I know it will propably never exist.

Originally posted by OC-Freak
[B]I’ve that drive here.

The drive is okay, but the media compatibility is not among the best…

Yes it is a “2-sheep” writer, just like the Lite-On.

I will have a review ready in 2 weeks or so…if you are willing to wait :slight_smile: [/B]

I assume you use firmware A301?

Yep, all my findings is based on the A301 firmware.

Originally posted by Namoh
[…] The perfect drive would have at least the following specs: […]

  • can cook
  • can clean
    :bigsmile:

[off-topic]
Give you a blowjob. :stuck_out_tongue: :bow: :bow:
[off-topic]

Back to the original post please.

Namoh
what weird fantasy you have :stuck_out_tongue:
a nice feature, but i dont think it could replace the real thing :wink:

You never know, you never know! :bigsmile:

Give you a blowjob.

Good one,Namoh,but I wouldn’t expect a working burner after that feature is used to it’s full potential…:bigsmile:

Haha, looks like this thread should be closed!:bigsmile: