Lite SOHW-1693A Vs Pioneer DVR-109

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#1

Hi, Can anyone tell me the pros & cons between the 2 besides the 109 is 6x +/- DL and about %20 cheaper at the moment
the last 2 DVD drives I’ve bought have been liteons they have been good, but whats the 109 like ie laser/speed locked, can copy safedisc 1-3? etc


#2

At first you can search “pioneer forum” for some opinion.
At second you can search and compare some reviews about these models in Internet.-At third what do you expect support every user in Liteon forum ?


#3

I did do a search & been to the pioneer forum basically all I hear about is firmware.
And not all people are die hard single liteon people especially from their last year or two.
All I was asking is some obvective views against poineer compared to the 1693 liteon so it will help me decide which one to buy


#4

the newist drive around here is the 1673 which seems to be an improvement on the ealier 16X liteons, the 109 is having teething troubles and probebly can`t handle safe disc. so i given your choises i would chouse the liteon.


#5

thanks ako
the 1693S is similar but now supports DL -R @ 4x it was released a month or two ago IIRC


#6

the 1693S wasn’t released yet…


#7

@choko
I dont know where you live but in Australia its been out at least a month
this is from 1 supplier
http://www.engit.com.au/products.html
about 2 pages down
LiteOn SOHW-1693S SOHW-1693S Dual Layer ± DVD 16x Burner 44x24x48x16 Combo CDRW $117.20


#8
  1. i live in germany
  2. the link isn’t working
  3. the drive wasn’t even released in taiwan, i doubt that it’s already sold in australia.
  4. my uncle lives in melbourne, no computer shop there has a 1693s…

#9

thats odd the link was working ok last night, but its not working now. but i can confirm that they do have the drive on the list. and smee2 was not imagening it :iagree:


#10

the shop only wanted to show off with that drive… :slight_smile:


#11

Do you know one who actually has one?


#12

Another thing to consider, I’m pretty sure the pioneer isn’t capable of booktyping DVD+R to DVD-ROM.


#13

it is using the Buffalo firmware.


#14

Sorry mate i do live in OZ too…but in sydney …

mm is odd because its no offical release yet…only on paper…

but if it is release … i will be impress…cause thats very fast for OZ…