Return ND2500A or buy DVD-ROM?

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#1

Bought a NEC ND2500A recently, and had a few trouble getting the media right:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=557098#post557098

But now i’ve got a problem with reading original DVD’s that are the slightest bit mucky or scratched. The NEC ND2500A cant read these to decrypt or play (but they play ok in standalone player - so cant be that bad).

So:

  • Do I return the drive and ask for a different one?
    (if so - which one?)

  • Or do I just buy a DVD-ROM drive?
    (if so - are there any DVD-ROM drives that are known for this same problem that I should stay away from? Also, would it be OK to get a NEC DVD-ROM like the DV-5800?- simply because it’ll look nice sat next to the ND2500A, or should would this drive have the same problem as it’s ‘burning big brother’?)

cheers in advance…


#2

The NEC 2500A is one of the best (if not the best) dual format burners on the market when it comes to write quality.
I would suggest getting a DVD-ROM drive to accompany it.
The most popular recommendations for DVD-ROM drives are the LiteOn (JLMS) 166 or the Toshiba 1712.
See the discussion here: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=56253&perpage=25


#3

The Plextor PX-116A is also considered a very good DVD-ROM. It is a rebranded Pioneer that’s pretty high quality.

I have the LiteOn 166S. Mine has been great so far, but the “Plextor” appears to have been built more solidly. Also, my vote too goes to buying a DVD-ROM rather than returning the NEC 2500A.