*Quiet* DVD reader

Can someone recommend a few DVD burners with the following characteristics:

[ul]
[li]extremely quiet DVD movie playback
[/li][li]region free firmware
[/li][li]cheap… ($40 area)
[/li][li]black
[/li][li]bitsettable
[/li][/ul]
If the drive has software that allows the DVD read speed to be changed/overridden that would be great (as you only need 2x for watching a movie).

Thanks
Jotter

My Nec 2510 is very quiet…
But the Benq 1640 isn’t loud either.

You can use Nero Drive speed to control the speed and so the loudness.

In general I watch DVDs with my Aopen 1648 regulated to 4x with DriveSpeed, this is absolutely quiet.
There’s a region-free firmware for the Aopen aswell as for then NECs. (for all NEC’s, besides.) I heared that there’s also one for the BenQ.

The Nec can do bitsetting with hacked firmware, is available in black, is cheap (abou 45€) and has excellent writing quality.
The Benq can do bitsetting with stock firmware, is available in black, is cheap (about 50€) and has good writing quality.

So -> NEC.

Hope, this helps.
Greets

P.S.: Welcome to cdreaks! :slight_smile:

Any burner is quiet if you run it slow. Are you familiar with Nero DriveSpeed?

Thanks for the quick replies.

I am familiar with Nero Drivespeed but I’ve had a lot of trouble getting it to “stick” on my old Samsung and Toshiba drives (model numbers escape me). I guess I can just pick the ubiquitous NEC and go from there.

Thanks
Jotter