Recommend a good DVD burner?

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  1. GeekyGuy
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    I have a DVD rom thingy in my computer, but it doesn't allow me to burn anything to DVD-R. Can someone recommend a good quality, good burn-rate DVD burner for my computer (a year-old HP)? Money isn't so much an issue; I just want the best-quality product available.


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  2. Bob Loblaw

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    Pioneers are supposed to be really good and they are the only ones that can write a true dvd-rom. I use a Plextor though and that is also a really good burner which burns everything fine including "dvd-roms." (xbox 360 isos mainly and some DVD movie isos). However any burner that burns dvd-roms that isn't a pioneer isn't burning a true dvd-rom. What that matters though I'm not sure because like I said my plextor works fine. Hell, even my laptop burner automatically detects +R media and burns it at booktype dvd-rom.

    With that being said, the pioneer 112d is only $35. Maybe someone else can clarify how pioneer is the only burner that burns true dvd-roms. I'm really not too clear on the subject.
     
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    I assume you are just looking for a DVD burner and not a HD-DVD or Blu-ray burner? If so:

    If you want the best value for money, you're best off getting a Pioneer. They are quite solid and popular burners.

    If money isn't an issue, which you stated in your post, then Plextor are probably the top of the market.
     
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    Stay away from Sony burners, I have had several die on me and friends or be DOA when they arrive from the shop.

    This being said assuming it is not just a reader in your machine have you looked for firmware hacks:
    http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php
     
  5. sekhu

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    Get yourself a Plextor PX-800A - excellent burner and has a two year warranty (I think) with advance replacement
     
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    Bought this Sony DVD burner from Newegg the other day.

    After surviving a full chewing from my cousins dog (he ripped thru the box and everything!), it still works great. [​IMG]
     
  7. GeekyGuy
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    Plextor, hmm? Been using one of their units (a type of proprietary CD burner) for years to back up my studio data from my Roland digital workstation. I never really thought of them for this purpose, though. If I wanted to use this DVD burner mainly for backing up Wii ROMs, which would be the better choice then -- Pioneer or Plextor?

    Thank again for the replies.
     
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    i have a pioneer and it is great. it's the same speed as my dvd burner at work Plextor, but it actually rips dvds much faster.

    EDIT: for wii games, you might want to look into LG, it can actually read real wii games.
     
  10. BigX

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    over there
    thats only with special read only drives IIRC.

    Anyway using my burner for home movie DVDs too, I avoid LG (and sony) burner...
    take Pioneer instead.
     
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    I used to love NEC drives, but they were bought by Sony and aren't as good. Samsung makes a pretty good drive as well.
     
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    may i add the pioneer ones are extremely quiet.
     
  13. adgloride

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    I have a pionner 112D. It was dirt cheap and burns everything I throw at it. I've even installed custom firmware on it. Works great for burning xbox 360 games.