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devolic
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join:2001-11-22
Oscoda, MI

DVD Burners

What brands make good DVD burners? All I need is DVD-9 nothing bigger.
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CylonRed
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They are so standard I am not sure there is a best one. Lite-On, Samsung, Asus... take your pick.


Dustyn
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Love anything by LG. I have not had one single issue after with them after they dropped their Gold Star branding. I have "2" DVD burners by LG that have the ability to play DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray content. They also burn DVDs and (if I'm not mistaken) Blu-rays.
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FizzyMyNizzy

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New York, NY
reply to devolic
I like lite-on.


Crash Gordon
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Been a fan of Lite-On's since the old 411S days. Currently have a Sony Optiarc which is actually a rebranded Lite-On. Had no issues with Samsung drives in the past either.

Yeah, they are all fairly standard, only issues are that some can be quite picky about the media. My current 7260S doesn't like cheap media, but it's quite happy buring Verbatim MCC 03RG20 at 20x although it says 16x on the disk.

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said by devolic:

What brands make good DVD burners? All I need is DVD-9 nothing bigger.

I doubt there is much difference between most consumer brands. Personally I prefer lightscribe whenever possible. Though there are some blu ray burners for under $55 that were too hard to resist.
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I've used Pioneer, Panasonic, LG, Samsung... $$$ doesn't seem to matter.... But the Important thing is: Keep the firmware current.. As MFG media type is tied to firmware.

The only failure's I've ever encountered is the Write Laser losing strength... Be happy. You can clean a DVD/R laser, you can't on a BR/R, it's hidden by a prism.
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El Quintron
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I've had multiple Lite-Ons both internal and external. Easy recommend for me.
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LazMan
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+1 on the LG - got an LG DVD-rw; and and LG Blu-ray / DVD-r; both have been solid... I'd buy another one in a heart beat.

I've also used LiteOn and Asus; never had a problem with them, either... As mentioned, they are so standard, I don't know if brand really matters.


Octavean
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I have ASUS and LG Blu-Ray burners as well as NEC, Sony, Lite-On DVD burners. And so on,....

I've basically stopped using large cases instead settling for smaller sized cases (like the Antec 300) and now tend to put these cases on their side. This is to make them easily accessible and to allow them to fit in the space I have allocated for them.

So fairly standard stuff but I have noticed that my Lite-On DVD burners, of which I have three, won't eject the tray when in this orientation. All the others, ASUS, LG and so on seem to work fine regardless of their position.