Plextor or pioneer?

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#1

hi,
i need an advise: yesterday i went to the shop to buy a plextor dvd burner (plextor 755A/T3) and the shopkeeper asked me why i picked a plextor, he said that the pioneer 111D is good as much as the plextor with the characteristic that is cheaper.
which is better?

thanks
bye
ika


#2

My personal choice would be the Pioneer 111D…

:slight_smile:


#3

Here too.

Plextor once was great. Great drives > acceptable price.
Nowadays you can get the same and better features from other drives paying only half the money… Probably that inspired Plextor to “invent” such a nonsense like 18x DVD±R burning… waaaaah.
Even good 16x burners can burn at 16x and reach the same time - but better quality.


#4

that’s exactly what the shopkeeper said…i’m going to order the pioneer :slight_smile:

thanks to both :slight_smile:


#5

Yep, both the shopkeeper and chef got it spot on. :iagree:

Enjoy your Pioneer! :bigsmile:


#6

If you do not need bitsetting get the pioneer. If you do I would look at other choices as Pioneer does not bitset DVD+R or DVD+RW, ie Benq, NEC, LG, or Liteon. If you can find a plextor 716 it is about one of the best drives available…but the other plextor stuff is either rebaged or overpriced.


#7

It’s not fully correct what you said about Bitsetting on the 111.
But it’s slightly too early to unveil more specific info. Sorry.


#8

Yes, true if Buffalo comes out with a bitsetting version of firmware you can crossflash the drive. But, that isnt available yet, so what I said is true that there is no OFFICAL Pioneer firmware that bitsets dvd+R or DVD+rw. If you have some knowledge that Pioneer is going to start doing this that would be great news. :iagree:

What you said about Plextor isnt completly true either though, the Plextor 716 with the latest firmware is better all around than the 111 in writing (especially dvd+r). Now the 111 only has one firmware out so far so they have room to improve. I do have the 111, kind of wish I would of gotten the 110 as then I could bitset…oh well I will just wait for new firmware…


#9

The speedlabs.org forum hold some intersting info about this matter. :wink:


#10

hmm not seeing any links to the dvr-111 or 111L firmware there…plus lightflash is unavailble in the U.S.