Which DVD burner - Plextor, Pioneer or Panasonic?

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    Quadophile Hon. Acoustical Engineer Moderator

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    Techspot has a good round-up of DVD Burners.

    I have always liked the Plextor Drives, which one of these is best for you?

    Find out about it here
     
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    I've been watching the prices of DVD burners fall & fall over the last six months and I'm on the verge of buying one.

    Still undecided.

    For me, it comes down to a choice between a Sony & a Pioneer. Both dual standard, both priced at around £160.00 at this point in time.

    6 months ago they were both over £100.00 more than that.

    Decisions, decisions :crazy:
     
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    Quadophile Hon. Acoustical Engineer Moderator

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    Flops,

    Plextor has solved all problems by introducing two new burners which you can check at their website.

    One is external and the other is internal and both are DUAL FORMAT!

    Go to Plextor website. :spin:
     
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    I really just need to find an excuse to get one now :D
     
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    Quadophile Hon. Acoustical Engineer Moderator

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    Mucks is also keen and I am sure Flops would be too after he sees this thread, why not the three of you get together and order in bulk, you may get a good discount!:D
     
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    Thanks for the link Quads, that internal model must be the best specced model I've yet seen.

    However, as yet, I don't have a price for it.

    I'm guessing it's going to be quite pricey, as for one it has high spec. and two, it's Plextor, who always seem more expensive than other makes of optical drives.

    For DVD ROM Drives & CDRW devices, I've opted for Liteon the last couple of years, and this make has served me well.

    I'm still studying the market, still undecided.

    I do apreciate your input here Quads, most welcome, thank you :)
     
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    Quadophile Hon. Acoustical Engineer Moderator

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    You are always welcome, Flops!

    $293 for the internal one as per my checking on Froogle!
     
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    I may have to wait to see what Santa brings me

    :D
     
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    What Santa brings you eh Mucks? hehe, you may be right, that there Plextor is pricey, as I suspected, but it's price is in line with some other 'top end' devices.

    Talking of Santa, I figure by Christmas time prices may just about be acceptable.

    I'm in no rush, I want the DVD burner mostly for converting old VHS cassettes, family weddings, the kids and all that sort of stuff. Right now, I'm concentrating on scanning old film negatives which is taking what seems like forever. Quite enjoyable though :)

    And then I'm really going to learn Photoshop.

    And then I'm going to learn Dreamweaver and design a web site.

    Haha! That should keep me busy until Christmas at least :D

    And Quads - thanks for sourcing the price of that drive, I think it's definitely a contender.
     
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