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Cheap or good ...

Postby Paul Kievits » Sun Aug 25, 2002 1:28 pm

Hey,

I'm looking for a cheap (yet not utterly crappy in quality) DVD (re)-writer and a digital camera, can anybody help me?
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Re: Cheap or good ...

Postby jbone » Sun Aug 25, 2002 6:02 pm

Vegeta for president wrote:Hey,

I'm looking for a cheap (yet not utterly crappy in quality) DVD (re)-writer and a digital camera, can anybody help me?


Elaborate on "cheap."
"If someone feels the need to 'express' himself or herself with a huge graphical 'singature' that has nothing to do with anything, that person should reevaluate his or her reasons for needing said form of expression, possibly with the help of a licensed mental health practitioner."
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Re: Cheap or good ...

Postby Paul Kievits » Sun Aug 25, 2002 6:04 pm

jbone wrote:
Vegeta for president wrote:Hey,

I'm looking for a cheap (yet not utterly crappy in quality) DVD (re)-writer and a digital camera, can anybody help me?


Elaborate on "cheap."


As in, one of the cheaper DVD (re)-writes / digital cameras. I have no prices in my head, I just need a vague idea of what's out there.
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Postby NicholasDWolfwood » Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:00 pm

You can get an HP DVD100i for about $300. It's a DVD+RW burner (Dunno what a DVD+RW media will hold though), and it burns conventional CD-R/RW media. Digital cameras you can get for about $300 and they should work half-way decent.
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Postby jbone » Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:10 pm

You probably don't want a +RW drive, as the -RW drives seem to be the prevalent standard.
"If someone feels the need to 'express' himself or herself with a huge graphical 'singature' that has nothing to do with anything, that person should reevaluate his or her reasons for needing said form of expression, possibly with the help of a licensed mental health practitioner."
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Postby NicholasDWolfwood » Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:26 pm

What IS an +RW media anyways? What the hell does it hold?
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Postby klinky » Mon Aug 26, 2002 2:27 pm

+RW & -RW are different ways of doing the same thing, and they're competing as a standard.


This <a href="http://arstechnica.com/reviews/02q3/dvd-r/pioneer-dvra04-1.html">review of a Pioneer DVR-A04 DVD-RW drive</a> tells you enough to get started on about the tech techs.


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Postby klinky » Mon Aug 26, 2002 2:42 pm

LOL man that poorly worded :(


The review gives you the basics on the tech behind each format ;)


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Postby Paul Kievits » Mon Aug 26, 2002 5:42 pm

Thanks for the advice.

The -RW seems to be what I'm aiming for (combatibilty rather than speed). $239 for OEM is still pretty steep (hey I'm a poor student). Better wait a few months until the prizes drop...
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Postby NicholasDWolfwood » Mon Aug 26, 2002 6:14 pm

They most likely won't drop. Hell, I think that if they do drop, they'll only drop $10-$20. Fuck, they already dropped down from $14,000-$20,000 to $300, so they most likely won't drop down anymore.
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Postby Paul Kievits » Mon Aug 26, 2002 6:55 pm

How much do you thikn a CD (re)writer cost at first? Or even a video recoderd. Believe me once that FSD-disc thingie comes along DVD will be dirt cheap... DVD is still a market which hasn't hit it's peak yet, competitioners will have to outbid each others for sales, beleive me it'll drop.
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