I was wondering if there are any reviews of this LG GSA-E20N External Super-Multi DVD Writer on the net. I couldn't find any...do you guys know something about it? Is it good?
I was wondering if I could just use it as a standalone DVD writer to record from my aerial TV and then play the discs on my DVD set. It would be a lot more cheaper and I would have a fast and better DVD burner.
LG's GSA-E20N is much more than a DVD writer because you can also use it for capturing video. In the back of the unit there are four ports for connecting the LG GSA-E20N to different multimedia devices, like a television, camcoder or a digital camera. Also, two more RCA sockets are available for stereo sound, an S-Video connector and a composite port.
LG includes a full software package of Nero Express 6, PowerDVD, PowerProducer Gold and InCD which is all that you need for your day-to-day tasks, but you get another piece of software in the box too. One Touch DVD is a software package which simplifies the tasks of capturing, editing and authoring your movies and it works in one of two modes to make your life as easy as possible.
One Touch DVD offers features like rotation, zoom and transitions that will make your video project to have a professional look. For simplifing the process, the push of a single button will write on a disk your new creation. Also, the GSA-E20N unit has a One Touch button that presents the novice user with a simple interface that has only two self-explanatory buttons. The first handles video recording while the second button is for DVD burning. This function is only available for DVD burning, rather than Video CD and SVCD to ensure that it is as quick, simple and fool-proof as possible. You just slip in a blank DVD, click the two buttons and wait for your finished movie to burn.
The Advanced User mode gives you complete control over the process and allows you to select your preferred format (Video CD, DVD...), the quality that you want (Best, Normal...), the split point for large movie files, video type (NTSC, PAL) and the recording time for TV capture. Once you've made your setting selections, you can make your recording by capturing video through the ports on the GSA-E20N or you can import a movie file from your PC. This provides the material for your movie project which is now ready for editing. One Touch DVD provides the Rotate, Zoom and Transition tools that you need to give your video project that professional look and feel, and then you're ready to click the Burn button and the GSAE20N burns your finished disc.
DVD-R DL: 4x
DVD+R DL: 8x
Supported Recording Modes:
Multisession, disc-at-once, track-at-once, packet writing, session-at-once, random access write
Supported Media Types:
CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL
Supported CD Formats:
CD Extra, CD-DA (audio), CD-I, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-ROM, CD+G (Karaoke CD)
Interface: High-Speed USB
Data Buffer: 2MB
Dimensions (W x H x D): 230 x 50 x 160mm