What to buy

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by jmslgn7, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. jmslgn7

    jmslgn7 New Member

    I got Any DVD and Clone DVD for a gift I have never burned a movie in my life how do i know which blank media to buy?
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  3. jmslgn7

    jmslgn7 New Member

    TSST corp CDRW/DVD TSL462C This is what is in my device manager
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Everything I'm reading online is saying that this drive is a Samsung oem drive (often comes in dell systems) and burns blank cd media only, although I'm finding that hard to believe.
     
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  5. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Tsst

    According to other threads, that is a CD burner with DVD read only.


    Dadgummit Webslinger, you did it again!
     
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Well, if you're finding the same information, then I guess it's true. Weird that Dell would use this drive for its XPS laptop line (even if it was an older XPS line).


    :D
     
  7. jmslgn7

    jmslgn7 New Member

    thanks everyone for the info
     
  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    The TSST corp CDRW/DVD TSL462C is a combo drive. Not unusual for Laptops if the buyer selected that in their build.
     
  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yeah, but my drive in my dell notebook is a samsung oem writer as well (I was not happy about getting this writer, but I didn't have much choice) and burns dvds, and the XPS Dell line is its expensive gaming line of notebooks. I suppose the review I was reading must have been old (I'm not sure how long the XPS notebook line has been around), so it's probably an older XPS notebook review I was looking at. (The only reason I bought a Dell notebook was due to getting it over $600 below cost, as opposed to $600 below retail, so it's not as though I'm huge fan of Dell--or having anything built for me in general).
     
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  10. bjproc

    bjproc Well-Known Member

    that to me says, cd rewritable and a dvd rom, would it not be a cd-dvd/rw for a dvd writer?
     
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, I was just surprised that a non-dvd writer was being bundled with Dell's XPS notebook line at one point is all, so I did a bit of a double take; I wouldn't expect expensive/premium notebooks to have a non-dvd writer (but perhaps that's what was available at the time).
     
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  12. bjproc

    bjproc Well-Known Member

    your right, as usual :D i think every PC/laptop nowadays should have a dvd writer installed, cheap or expensive.


    a girl on another forum i use bought a dvd/rw from dell as hers had failed and they charged her £70 :eek: for it, she also had to fit it herself
     
  13. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Ouch. For that price, I think I'd just (and possibly pay a bit extra) use an external usb portable writer.
     
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  14. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    I totally agree.
     
  15. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    This situation is not at all unusual among the big name pre-builts. They offer a sale on a Laptop with a large CPU (which often comes with a lower FSB) and usually a large HDD but they cut back on other hardware (i.e. DVDRW) and make it available for a small addition in cost.