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Old February 3rd, 2003, 02:11 PM   #1
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DVD burner

Looking to buy:
BUS Link USB 2 DVD+RW
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Can anyone tell me why or why not to buy these models? What DVD burners have people had success with?

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Old February 3rd, 2003, 03:57 PM   #2
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What platform are you using, Mac or PC? I use a Pioneer A05 and have been very pleased with its performance.
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Old February 4th, 2003, 11:43 AM   #3
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I like my 2 Pionner A04 units so much I plan on buying 2 A05 units soon. Pionner has been doing DVD-R/-RW for some time and they are the standard on Mac, although I use a PC.
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Old February 4th, 2003, 11:53 AM   #4
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ii recently added the A05 internal to my G4 and have been very pleased with its performance.
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Old December 6th, 2003, 01:11 PM   #5
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Would like to know what the major difference between the Pioneer A06 and the A05? Thanks
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Old December 6th, 2003, 03:46 PM   #6
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I use the Sony external 510. With only 40 DVD's under my belt, I can't say I have a lot of experience. But this one has yet to make a coaster.

I've been using MyDVD 5.0 which is a solid and reliable program as long as one doesn't ask it to handle 15 chapters. Then it gets a bit shaky with the navigation. But it still burns good DVD. You just sometimes cannot get to a specific location in as direct a manner as one would expect.

Trying out the demo versions of DVD Workshop and the new Adobe product in the next few days. DVDiT! seems to be a loser and has failed to operate too many times for my taste.
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Old December 6th, 2003, 03:55 PM   #7
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Charles, to the best of my knowledge the only difference is in the read/write speed. The AO5 is only 2x and the AO6 is 4x.
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Old December 6th, 2003, 04:27 PM   #8
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Right now, GoldenRom (www.goldenromonline,com) has the Pioneer A06's for $179. Did you catch that Santa? HINT HINT!
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Old December 6th, 2003, 09:18 PM   #9
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thanks. Yep Keith, got it loud and clear.
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Old December 7th, 2003, 02:51 AM   #10
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Here's a website you should definitely check out: http://www.dvdrhelp.com/

This website has tons of reviews and user comments on all types of DVD players, burners, DVD-R's, etc.
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Old December 7th, 2003, 04:37 PM   #11
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Plextor

I bought a Plextor 708A, dvd +r and rw and -r and -rw, and it burns DVD-R at 8x. It was less than $200 (had to pay shipping). Cnet gave it their highest rating...I haven't burned a coaster yet. And using the bundled software (Roxio's) you can automatically adjust the quality so your entire project will fit on one disc.

I burned a wedding that I'd shot, and the couple was so impressed they wanted me to make 12 of them.

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Old December 10th, 2003, 12:52 PM   #12
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Has anyone mentioned that DVD-R/RW devices meet the MPEG spec an the +R/RW do not? I was quite displeased to see a friend buy a "+" device to cut his DVD movies, and he was not aware.... this was highlighted in one of the DV mags recently, along with a note that some incompatabilities between + devices can be thwarted by "finalizing" the DVD when closing out the burn.

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Old December 10th, 2003, 02:50 PM   #13
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Jerry,

What MPEG spec compatibility are you referring to? I have no
trouble playing DVD+R movies made by friends on my new Sony DVD player. However, I have met quite a few devices, both DVD players and computer DVD-ROM drives, that don't like DVD+R.
My DVD-R experience has been way more positive.
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Old December 10th, 2003, 03:14 PM   #14
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"Charles, to the best of my knowledge the only difference is in the read/write speed. The AO5 is only 2x and the AO6 is 4x."

Nope, they are both 4X burners, the AO5 only does DVD-R/RW but the A06 will burn both DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW
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