New DVD Burners from Pioneer

DVR-118CHV & DVR-218CHV with Labelflash, Only available in China.

New Products are released very quickly in China now…:rolleyes::rolleyes:

[QUOTE=cih99;2287161]DVR-118CHV & DVR-218CHV with Labelflash, Only available in China.

New Products are released very quickly in China now…:rolleyes::rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

…because they are made in china. :frowning:

I wish all “Made In China” items were “Only available in China”. The World would be a better place.

All The Citizens Of The World would be safer without any Automotive Anti-Freeze in their toothpaste, poisoned Pet Food, poisoned Baby Formula, Tainted Seafood, Dangerous Lead painted Children’s Toys, Toxic Children’s Clothes, Hazardous Children’s Toy Batteries, Bad wiring fire hazard oscillating tower fans, Dangerous swinging Hammocks, Dangerous electrocution hazard hair dryers, Deadly Auto Tires, Collapsing Rockingham Recliners, Electrocution Hazardous electric extension cords – all these “Recall” hazards I have personally experienced with “Made In China” items in the past 18 months.

Why would I want to purchase any additional “Made In China” items that could put my family and/or myself safety at risk?

Regards,
bjkg

So what is new about this model? I assume nothing from the 217 which was JUST released?

Is the 217 also made in China? Where were previous models made?

I’m really surprised by your comment since your responses have always been respectable.

True, it’s very unfortunate that there are so many fake, tarnished products coming out of China, but that’s what capitalism is about, no? Shouldn’t it be companies like Mattel take the blame for their own lack of quality checks?

Everyone wants to make money and they will cheat, lie, etc. to get there. Look at the Madoffs of the world. They may not have physically harmed the people, but financially, they have.

So instead of blaming China for every wrong thing that you have personally experienced, blame the self-serving CEOs and their companies that freely chose China as a manufacturing place for their products.

[QUOTE=KTL;2287419]So instead of blaming China for every wrong thing that you have personally experienced, blame the self-serving CEOs and their companies that freely chose China as a manufacturing place for their products.[/QUOTE]

A distinction without a diference.

While that may be true, but put the ignorance and blame where it should be.

OK Folks.
Let’s stop the bashing and keep the thread on topic.

The DVR-218 should have the [I]NEC MC-10045 Inside[/I].

http://www.necel.com/odd/en/images/mc10045_l.jpg

But which chip the DVR-118 uses?

Pioneer DVR-118L and DVR-218L appear in Pioneer USA.

* 22x DVD-R/+R Writing Speed
* LabelFlashâ„¢

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/BusinessProducts/Blu-rayDisc+DVDWriters/DVDComputerWriters/DVR-118L
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/BusinessProducts/Blu-rayDisc+DVDWriters/DVDComputerWriters/DVR-218L

Details of spec. are available in TechBuy Australia. (Date Added: 22/5/2009)

http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/115693/DVDROM_DVD_WRITERS/Pioneer/10DVR218LBKCS.asp

zsl1010,

thanks for the update.

If it’s indeed the MC-10045 chipset, why didn’t Pioneer just release 24x SATA burners instead, since it’s the same chipset used on the Optiarc’s 724xS series.

Hm, maybe they wont push it to [B]the limits[/B] which is a walking liar anyway…?!?

The press release of the DVR-118/218CHV stressed on the compliance of the EU RoHS and the environmental health requirements of China.

An english translation of the original “http://article.pchome.net/content-895818.html”:
http://translate.google.com.hk/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://article.pchome.net/content-895818.html&ei=xSUrSratH5eNkAXRypXnCg&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=2&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://article.pchome.net/content-895818.html%26hl%3Dzh-TW%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26hs%3Dbon,


The latest Pioneer DVR-118 series, full use of advanced environmental protection measures, as well as lead-free manufacturing process and ease of recovery of environmental degradation of paper packaging, the entire production process to fully utilize lead-free soldering materials, restrictions on the use of common electronic products containing lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers, such as the six hazardous substances, in full compliance with the state, “Electronic Information Products Pollution Control Management Measures” by the environmental health requirements. 。 The Pioneer DVR-118 series is based on consumer health care, love the environment created by the point of view.

[QUOTE=KTL;2288076]If it’s indeed the MC-10045 chipset, why didn’t Pioneer just release 24x SATA burners instead, since it’s the same chipset used on the Optiarc’s 724xS series.[/QUOTE]

They are saving that ‘speed bump’ for the DVR-219 series which is due out in August. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Keep the thread on topic.

Updates on the new Pioneer DVR-118 series.

Three models DVR-118CHV, DVR-218CHV and DVR-218VXL were reported to be available for sale in China since 1 July.

An administrator of the Chinese site CDBest.com mentioned that Pioneer has switched to the Mediatek chip for the 118 series, though no further information is available.

Meanwhile, the first official specification of the 118 series appeared today (3 July 2009) in Pioneer Taiwan as DVR-S18L.

Unlike the former S1X series, the S18L do not have ‘Piano shining bezel’. It should more or less equal to the DVR-218CHV.

An interesting feature is mentioned in the specification, which says ([I]translated by me[/I]),


… by changing the firmware, one can attain his own favorite balance of speed and silence by adjusting the [I]recording mode[/I] and the [I]quiet mode[/I]. …

[QUOTE=zsl1010;2302196]Updates on the new Pioneer DVR-118 series.

Three models DVR-118CHV, DVR-218CHV and DVR-218VXL were reported to be available for sale in China since 1 July.

An administrator of the Chinese site CDBest.com mentioned that Pioneer has switched to the Mediatek chip for the 118 series, though no further information is available.

Meanwhile, the first official specification of the 118 series appeared today (3 July 2009) in Pioneer Taiwan as DVR-S18L.

Unlike the former S1X series, the S18L do not have ‘Piano shining bezel’. It should more or less equal to the DVR-218CHV.

An interesting feature is mentioned in the specification, which says ([I]translated by me[/I]),


… by changing the firmware, one can attain his own favorite balance of speed and silence by adjusting the [I]recording mode[/I] and the [I]quiet mode[/I]. …
”[/QUOTE]

I would assume that they just mean the Pioneerdriveutil in this case…

[QUOTE=zsl1010;2302196]An administrator of the Chinese site CDBest.com mentioned that Pioneer has switched to the Mediatek chip for the 118 series, though no further information is available.[/QUOTE]

So, does this mean that the 218 is using an NEC chipset, and the 118 is using a MediaTek chipset? Wow.

New 118L is at Newegg: