Pioneer 111D - $28.99 shipped at Newegg.com, LG H42N $29.99 shipped

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#1

Great price on a good burner. I have one and while it’s not my favorite (prefer my Benqs), it is a very good burner.

They also have the LG GSA-H42N for $29.99 shipped, which is also a very good burner from what I’ve read. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827136108


#2

The Pioneer 111D is also flashable to a 111L with TDB firmware in case someone by chance doesn’t know that yet. Not likely on here though. :wink: 111L has automatic bitsetting to DVD-ROM for all +R media types, whereas the 111D will only bitset by default the +R dual layer media.


#3

And also adds support for DVD-RAM and LabelFlash (though LF is of limited use and is only supported by certain versions of Nero). Probably worth crossflashing for bitsetting alone though.


#4

Is the DVD-RAM support for 5x or 12x? Not that 12x is too important as we can’t find that anywhere in the States.


#5

5x, though as you mention 12x is, unfortunately, a feature that we cannot use in the U.S. anyway. :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

Here in Egypt 12X RAM burners are flooding the market (LG and Samsung) , but the highest speed media available is 3X :bigsmile:

Pioneer 111D (or better xflashed to 111L) is an excellent burner for “quality” media , I also found it to be an excellent reader :slight_smile:


#7

Yeah, I’ve never actually seen even 5x media in any stores, just 3x. And most online media retailers sell very little or no DVD-RAM media either. Fortunately here in the U.S. you can order up to 5x DVD-RAM direct from Panasonic’s website and the prices are better than anywhere else, online or local, and free shipping as well.


#8

Great price on a great burner. Personally I absolutely love mine and wouldn’t trade it for any other. :wink:


#9

I recommend the Pioneer 111 if you need a burner, especially for backing up games.


#10

Here’s what i have ordered. With shipping from CA to MO makes them a little less than $3 USD a piece. Maybe you can have your brother ship you some? 5X is the fastest i’ve found in the states. I’m sure the reviewers have the good 12X stuff.


#11

which is better, the LG or Pioneer? i’m mainly using verbs and ty’s media, and i got 2 benqs for scanning. DL’s is all verbs lol


#12

The LG is out of stock at this time.


#13

which is better, the LG or Pioneer? i’m mainly using verbs and ty’s media, and i got 2 benqs for scanning. DL’s is all verbs lol

I would recommend the Pioneer. I have 3 of them I like them so much. They burn a variety of discs well and are even better dual layer burners. I scan with a Liteon and burn with my Pioneer.


#14

I bought the LG about a day ago. :cool: Didn’t think they would go out of stock that fast. These $29 burners are irresistible but, I hope my LG turns out better then my LiteOn 20A1H. :doh:


#15

It’s back in stock as of a couple minutes ago.


#16

What do you plan on using the burner for? The Pioneer 111D is probably one of the most versatile burners for ANY application that I have seen.


#17

This is sooo tempting, it’s like being a kid in a candy shop. I’ve heard grood things about the Pioneer 111.

But I can only have two drives in my machine, one is a BenQ1640 which I won’t replace, and the other is a Lite-On 165H6S which is a great burner (not as good as the BenQ on TY and Verbatum), I don’t use the Lightscribe much. What are everyone’s thoughts on replacing the Lite-On with the Pioneer, is it worth it???

I know both are good drives, I mainly use the drive to copy DVD movies, and usually use on Verb’s 16x and TY02’s from Rima.


#18

Get a 5.25 external case and put a burner in that. Or get a case with more 5.25 external bays. They can be had cheap unless you have a proprietary system board.


#19

burning data dvds and dvd videos…i mostly use verbs and ty’s

just ordered the 111D :bigsmile: cant wait to test it out…pretty good deal for just $28.99 :iagree:


#20

Does anyone know if Pioneer will be comming out with a new 18X 0r 20X burner this year?
I am also very tempted to try this one.