Which DVD Rom or RW.. for reading

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#1

Very very poor disc quality .Mainly for playback… I dont mind hacking them.

Hi, this is my first post :slight_smile: and im a HTPC enthusiast

Thanks !


#2

Maybe Benq 1650; also Asus 616p2 does the job… very good error corrector.


#3

Thanks for info,

How bout liteon then?


#4

For damaged and poor reading discs, BenQ is the champ.


#5

I am not an expert but my LG 4167B is better reader then my benq 1655, very good even with nasty scratch old disc


#6

It is certainly possible. The BenQ reputation goes back to at least the 1620 and it is certainly possible that other drives have gotten better. I’ll have to compare the two when I see bad disc.


#7

I got few disc that could not read with benq1620, 1655 nec3550 and plex716 but get through with the LG very slow like come down to 1.0 x :slight_smile: but it does the job


#8

I’d go for the Liteon 1635S.

I’ve just been scanning some of my old backups & for a few I’ve needed to do a reburn & the only one that’ll read them without issue is this Liteon.
My Benq 1620, LG4163B, Asus E616, Liteon 851 all had show stopping problems with them.


#9

Thanks … Thats what i need to know… reading really poor quality disc -.-


#10

You did say DVD-ROM [B]OR[/B] DVD-RW.

From my experience the LITE-ON SOHD-167T has read media that failed in a Benq 1620 - Liteon 165H6S or LG4167B (which are the best reading burners that I have used personally). Not sure if you can still buy those though.


#11

That’s one of the reasons I still have mine. These guys have a lot of old stock; this might be a 167T:

http://www.akida.net/.sc/ms/dd/Computer%20Hardware--CD^2FDVD^2FRW%20Drives/98/LITE-ON%2016x%20DVD%20Drive%20Beige^2FBlack%20OEM


#12

I’ve got a Liteon 167T but I think the Liteon 1635S has the edge over it.


#13

Oh yeah guys… I read some articles about the DVD error corrections on DVD , and LG 4167B turned out quite perfect and quiet, quiet is a plus for me… I think i will go for this one.

But my local version is 4167 G … i think this one is with the All region opened …

Another one will be SHW-16H5S … But kinda expensive. 1635 seems ok too.

Thanks guys for your help. will post after i bought the LG


#14

Ok i just bought this LG GSA 4167b drive… Throw all sort of crap at it and yes ! it reads everything… and extremly quiet too… A++ for Home theater PC… thanks Nitetrans…
Not that the others are bad… But quiet is a good thing for HTPC.