New dvd drive advise please?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Jayman, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Jayman

    Jayman Member

    What is best to look for on purchasing a new drive
    what makes do people reccomend?
    I currently have a philips that appears to be playing up (making more noise than normal and on playback it slips and is out of sync)
    Many Thanks
  2. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I prefer Plextor and NEC. Lite-On is also a very good unit but some buyers are experiencing some problems with the newer units. Many units are rebadged Lite-On.
  3. Burner Guy

    Burner Guy New Member

    A No Brainer - I mean it's OBVIOUS

    In a word: Plextor :disagree: :agree: :agree:
  4. MarkRacer

    MarkRacer Well-Known Member

    I have been using Lite-On exclusively and will continue to use Lite-On with future builds. There's nothing like rolling your own:agree: The best site for price is generally Newegg. Beware, sometimes they charge more for OEM versus retail package. I guess it depends on whats in stock and if they are trying to clear shelves. And always look for free shipping if possible:D
  5. trussme

    trussme Well-Known Member picks

    We've had very good luck with the Pioneer 111D or NEC 3500 series....and we've never had to pay more than $33.00 from however....If money is no object, Plextor seems to be the #1 pick
  6. Burner Guy

    Burner Guy New Member

    My Action Toy

    :bowdown: :agree: :bowdown:
    My system has two DVD burners:
    1.) Plextor PX-712A
    2.) LG GSA-E10L - Dual Layer USB - (LightScribe - Burns DVD-RAM disks also)

    XP Professional SP2
    4096 RAM
    C: drive - Maxtor 500 GB
    D: & E: drives - Seagate 750 GB - (On Promise ATA PCI controller card)
    F: drive - Plextor
    G: drive - LG GSA-E10L
    H: drive - Seagate - (ST3500641CB-RK) - 500 GB USB/Firewire
    Dell E228WFP 22-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

    I only use Verbatim media.... Recommended by Technical Support @ both Plextor & lG Electronics
    Have never-never created a coaster...
    Purchased two 100 packs Verbatim 16X @ - $34.99 each delivered -$15.00 rebate on one spindle.... So 200 16X -R disks for $54.98 (0.2749 cents ea.)
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2007
  7. Techy

    Techy Member

    I just bought a Pioneer 112D and I'm loving it so far. But, it did replace a 3 year old re-branded Lite-On so I might be a little biased about it.
  8. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    LG, Pioneer & Plextor are the three I'd list to look at 1st.
  9. eric.groves

    eric.groves Member

    I go along with a lot of the others. I have used nothing but Plextor DVD Burners for years, and will continue to use them.

    Eric :agree:
  10. hiro1030

    hiro1030 Well-Known Member

    At the moment I have four burners below installed. I usually open the case to replace burners a couple of times a day.

    1). LG H42N Speedpatched RJ11: Great burner and reader (w/speedpatched RJ11 FW). With speedpatched RJ11 FW it reads faster than the H22N/L.

    2). Pioneer 112L Buffalo 8.09: Great burner and decent reader. It writes TYG02@ 12x w/ excellent quality scan.

    3). Samsung SH-S182M: Decent all rounder.

    4). Lite-On SH-20A1H: Great burner and Fast ripper. I also use it as a scanner.
  11. foukaina

    foukaina New Member


    guys i need help....and i dont know where to go....

    i have a toshiba satellite laptop wich has a matshita dvd ram uj-811 locked to region 1 how can i unlock it??? please help
  12. G-Omaha

    G-Omaha Well-Known Member

    I have found that my MAT-SHIT-A-DVD-RAM UJ85JS is effectively unlocked by having AnyDVD runing in the background..
  13. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member


    Not sure what your problem is, but if you are wanting to change the region: Control Panel/System/Device Manager/DVD-CD ROM drives/right click on the drive/Properties/DVD Region
  14. wombraider44

    wombraider44 Active Member

    WIth the Pioneer drives........what about dvd +r compatibility?