DVD Burner

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Melchizedek, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Melchizedek
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    Melchizedek GBAtemp Regular

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    Hello

    I need a new DVD burner. I don't have any modchip yet, but I might get one someday. I believe that you need a good DVD burner, as well as good DVDs, to get the games working well. Do you have any suggestions?
     
  2. cardyology

    cardyology GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Pioneer 111D or 112D.

    The 111D is hard to find I believe, I have an OEM 112D and its never burned a coaster. Even on cheap media its successful.

    I got my 112D for £22 here in the UK from a local store so not that expensive and definately a good burner.

    I also heard LG burners are good for the Wii, I got the pioneer as I heard it was best for Xbox/xbox 360DL burns. My Wii burns work well with it too. Its great! [​IMG]
     
  3. cardyology

    cardyology GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Anyone agree? Disagree?
     
  4. aross6

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    Lite-On brand burners! They're cheap, sturdy, and work for burning backups across multiple platforms. Available at your local Wal*Mart.
     
  5. Achilles

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    Lite-On all the way. I did lots of research on this topic just a month ago and found that the Lite-On burners gave the least amount of jitter for the price. I love mine.
     
  6. joesmokey

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    Pioneer imo is the best, and they're so cheap now that there's no need to consider alternatives.
     
  7. avant1277

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    another vote for pioneer. I've been happy with my 109 for the past few years, with the amount of burning I do my writers usually last a couple of years. I've just ordered a black 112 to replace it.
     
  8. cardyology

    cardyology GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I also have a Sony DW q28-a which is a rebadged lite-on drive.I cross-flashed it with liteon firmware & now it burns Wii stuff fine, never had a bad one, it just sucks for x360 DL burns, makes coasters out of Verbatim discs even, [​IMG] so I got a pioneer! [​IMG]
     
  9. mikeosoft

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    one more for lite-on i've been using lite-on drives for the past 5 years or so without a hitch.
     
  10. pnag

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    I've had many, many different brands of burner over the past 5 years (LG, LiteOn, Pioneer) and without a doubt the standout is Pioneer 112D.

    Can't recommend them enough - best for burning and price, dunno how they do it!
     
  11. cardyology

    cardyology GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Is it possible to start some sort of poll at the top of this thread?
     
  12. mehmed

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    I would go for the latest LG, Pioneer or NEC. I have a Nec 7170a and it works perfect. Since I have a Nec i have not 1 coaster yet. Even with cheap media.
     
  13. Marxian

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    Pioneer 111D/112D is definitely the safest choice. It has proved consistently reliable for producing backups on all types of media. It also sets the booktype to DVD-ROM for DVD+R DL.
     
  14. Dirtie

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    Benq DW1655/DW1650

    or even better:

    http://www.cdfreaks.com/devices/ (look at the top 5)
    These are the people that know what they're talking about [​IMG]

    The Pioneer 112D is indeed also rated quite highly, better than LG models in most aspects.
     
  15. mehmed

    mehmed Advanced Member

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    If you are going to look to that site you can better look at this link:

    http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/

    I would go either for the pioneer or NEC. (The LG takes time ripping dvd's)
     
  16. dsbomb

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    In the last couple months, I've broken a Lite-On and an IOMagic (cheap) DVD burner. I had the IOMagic one for a year or so, then it died. So I broke the Lite-On I had bought on sale, but never used. Then it died after two months of use last night. I was formatting a RW disc when it got stuck at 96%, making some ticking noises. Neither recognizes that there is a disc (recordable, or manufactured) in the drive.

    So, I can't recommend any of the cheapo brands. I'll try a Pioneer 112d soon, I think.
     
  17. cardyology

    cardyology GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah man, go for a 112d. You'll be happy [​IMG]

    Mine hasnt let me down yet & even though I've only had it a few months, I read somewhere else a guy has done over 2000 successful burns with his. Not one failed (note: this may be BS) [​IMG]
     
  18. mustnap

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    i'm voting for Lite-On drives. have been using mine to burn Wii and xbox 360 backups. never had a problem. all discs turned out just fine
     
  19. Melchizedek
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    The seller recommended me the LG H50NB instead. Did I make the right choice in buying the LG?
     
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