Please recommend me a good DVD-rom for disc Quality scanning

vbimport

#1

Can anyone recommend me a good DVD-rom for disc quality scanning because I have a LG 4163B and it cannot do disc quality scanning.


#2

Unfortunately, there is no such thing. Every time I find a ROM which is supposed to work, I find that sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t.

I would suggest you consider the Liteon 1693. It will add considerably to your LG and Liteon is the grandfather of scanning.

Currently a bargain at $40. Don’t wait; the price will jump up Monday.

Welcome to the forum.


#3

I already have a dvd burner. I want a dvd rom that can do disc quality scanning to check my discs that I have burned from my LG burner.


#4

I don’t want another dvd burner because I have got one. I only want a dvd rom that can do disc quality scanning to check my discs that I have burned from my LG burner.
Please can someone recommend me a good DVD rom for disc quality scnning.


#5

I wouldn’t use a DVD-Rom
Buy a BenQ 1640 and you will get a great ripper, scanner and burner.


#6

which dvd rom is good at doing disc quality scanning and is good at copy protections. I have a choice of samsung, LG, Sony, Asus and Liteon dvd roms. I only want a dvd rom, not a dvd burner. can someone please help me choose a good dvd rom.


#7

Maybe is not clear for you, but NONE dvd rom is good to do scanning. Reliable scans can be do ONLY with a burner.

Don’t ask me why, I don’t have an answer, but many users on this forum (me too) tried to do good scans with a dvd-rom with bad results.


#8

If you are dead set on getting a DVD-ROM, then you should get the LiteOn SOHD-16P9S (it was going for $20 USD at Newegg recently; other drives based on the SOHD-16P9S include the Sony DDU1615, Teac DV-516G, and NEC DV-5800D). If you must get a DVD-ROM to scan, the 16P9S is probably the best scanner of them all (there’s a big improvement in PIF scanning over the previous LiteOn DVD-ROM models). That having been said, it still won’t match the scanning accuracy of a proper DVD-writer like a LiteOn or BenQ.

As for copy protections, I don’t know if anyone has tested that with the 16P9S. All the previous LiteOn DVD-ROM drives were good for it, so my best guess is that the 16P9S would be fine as well.


#9

Thanks for your help code65536. :clap:


#10

I have tested the 16P9S for scanning and it works sometimes and then the end of the scan falls apart. It has no degree of reliability compared to a scanning drive. Look here and form your own opinion. If you have no other use for the drive you will be wasting your money.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=146407


#11

The Liteon dvd rom is quite good as most people have shown in that thread. You’ve probably got a bad batch with your drive.


#12

Wow, this guy’s stubborn… Buy a 1693S for $20 more and get a great scanner versus an okay one, as well as an excellent copier/reader, and a backup to your LG, should anything go wrong. It’s worth it!


#13

I’ll get the lite on 16p9S DVD-rom because I ONLY want a reader to do disc quality scans.


#14

lol
just trust the pro’s and go for the SohW-1693S as they say
they experienced a writer is better for quality scans so who are we n00bs to argue with them :slight_smile:

I was about to ask the same question but there’s no need for it anymore,
will get the SohW-1693S for quality scans as it seems to be the best for the job

thanks for the info peeps.


#15

“I need an eraser!”
“Sure, use the one on my pencil.”
“I don’t want a pencil, I want an eraser!”
“It has one right there on the end!”
“NO! Just an eraser!”

…I’m done. Best of luck to you.


#16

:iagree:


#17

LOL :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
I’m sure he has his reasons for asking and ignoring the answers :rolleyes:


#18

Hey Pianoman, sorry to hear about all your problems with the British mental system. Hope you can learn a second note someday. :clap:

(firmly tongue in cheek and no offense intended. I just couldn’t resist as the news clipping was alraedy posted here).


#19

Sorry chas, I don’t have any problems at all with it.
Neither wasn’t it my intention to offend someone.
Just found it funny.


#20

One of the most common reasons for wanting a reader-only drive is to use it to play backups of copy-protected games because readers, unlike writers, can’t read ATIP info. I’ve seen a number of other users in the past stick with reader-only drives for the same reason.