I have a couple questions to ask. I’m in Australia and in the market for a dvd burner and I can’t decide what to get.
I have around $150 - $180 Australian dollars to spend, obviously cheaper is better. I’m not worried about being able to burn dual layer but obviously that capability would be a nice setup for the future. I will probably be using DVD-R media with my main brand being Princo (the ones as listed at centrecom). A friend of mine uses these media on his Pioneer 107D and has no problems.
But I can obtain Ritek G04’s if better media is preferred.
I have the following choices
LiteOn 812s (basically because it’s a cheap dvd burner, firmware upgradeable to an 832s to handle dual layer I believe? but from what I understand doesn’t handle dvd-r very well, princo’s being a horrible brand to use with it)
Pioneer 107d (I know it works with the princo’s as a friend has the exact same drive, but… no dual layer support).
There are other dvd burners available (check www.centrecom.com.au 's dvd writer section) so other suggestions are more than welcome.
A question… if I patch the firmware on the 812s to the 832s to allow dual layer or whatever it is, does the quality of the dvd writing to Princo’s improve or is it just a case of Princo’s being crap media?
Anyway, sorry for the essay of a question. Look forward to getting some replies!