Where do I start?

vbimport

#1

I am new to DVD stuff (haven’t started yet). Need to learn a little before buying. Want to copy my own movies, etc. Have a 2.4 P4, Asus MB, 512, SCSI HDD, Lite-on CDR, etc. Where do Istart learning about:

  1. DVD drives (best bang for $$)
  2. What is -R and +R media?
  3. And other stuff.

#2

begin at the begining - lewis carol

how i started was: bought a dvd burner
installed dvd shrink and dvd decrypter. bought some dvd-rw and learned by trial and error.
i’m biased, but i consider the pioneer dvd drives excellent.
mucho guides @ http://www.videohelp.com/dvdbackup#6;42


#3

oh, and everyone from the USA buys their gear from newegg.com :slight_smile:
what a shame you Yanks only have one online vendor :slight_smile:
http://www.newegg.com/app/manufact.asp?catalog=5&DEPA=1


#4

Yes normally that is the best place to start !

well I don’t know about the US ! but over here I found it’s my Girlfriend you can’t beat it if it’s free !

G)-(osters must of forgot! But you can also learn everything you need to know about DVD’s and how to back it up by doing a bit of reading
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#5

Yo-

Both the NEC ND-3500A and the Pioneer 108 (and possibly the 109) are great burners and I consider the 3500 the best bang for the buck-

The 3500 is getting hard to find - search on www.pricewatch.com for best prices (read the users comments carefully before buying from any vendor)-

Both my 3500’s prefer 8x -R media in Ritek, Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim and Maxell brands - understand that Pioneers like -R’s best also-

Good prices for Ritek and Taiyo Yuden from www.rima.com and www.supermediastore.com

Happy Burnin’

Mike


#6

Thanks… Looks like I’ve goot some reading to do.


#7

Hey mate,
What makes you think we have only one online vendor. Its just NewEgg is known for exceptional sales and service. Another good one is ZipZoomFly’ But I can name a least a dozen

Sign me a yank down under in 65’:smiley:
Boogied at the KIngs Cross in Sidney I did !:bigsmile:
Saw lots of beautiful Shiela’s I did! :cool:
Drank lots Aussie beer I did!:stuck_out_tongue:

The only thing I didn’t do was get to go back:confused:


#8

Monarch Computers is good too…Gameve another and one of my personal favorites which is very unknown is Page Computers (a wholesaler with up-to-the-minute checks on what’s in stock).


#9

I agree. There are many good places to get stuff in the states. I also get a lot of stuff from Directron.com. Always had great luck with them.

I have a Pioneer DVR-A07 burner which has been fantastic for me. I use DVD Shrink, DVD Decryptor and burn with Nero. I use pioneer certified Prodisc media(printable) that I get from shop4tech.com for about $45 per 100, with free shipping. Since I got the Pioneer, I have yet to have a coaster.


#10

so u r telling me Marx was wrong afterall - voracious corporate capitalist monopolies have not yet killed competition ? Michael Moore will not be happy