DVD???

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DVD???

Postby Pwolf » Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:24 pm

I am looking to buy a DVD drive for my desktop, i have been using the one on my laptop for a long time and i need another. what do you guys recomend? Does it matter what i get?


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Postby zalas » Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:57 pm

You'd probably want something that can be switched to a RPC-1 version (by firmware or hidden features), since that way it'll allow you to see Region 2 discs (from Japan).

I just got a Sony DDU1621 (it's decent and its firmware can be flashed) for around $50 :)
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Postby segaismysavior » Tue Jul 23, 2002 8:48 am

Whatever you do, DO NOT buy a Creative DVD drive. I doubt that would even be an option since they're so overpriced, but they are completely USELESS.

I got a Pioneer 106S (I think that's the right #) to replace it, but since I don't have a working computer at the moment, I've only used it once.

Most drives are just as functional as the next. My brother has an Acer one and it's never given him problems. My roommate in college got an off brand one and even that one has worked flawlessly. Best to check online reviews, but Toshiba is also recommended by some of my friends.
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Postby jbone » Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:45 am

I'd recommend either an ASUS or a Toshiba. Both are reliable, and both have a large fanbase - meaning that someone's taken the time to write regiob-removing firmware for many ASUS and Toshiba drives. :-)

You can get a drive by either company for $50 or less at newegg.com
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Postby klinky » Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:55 am

I'd reccomend something really cheap like $38 16X DVD..... most likely it'd be noisy and slow to spin up....but $38 bucks..... man... .you can't beat that...


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Postby jbone » Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:32 pm

<A HREF=http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=27-130-010>Buy this Toshiba drive.</A>

$41 ($45 after shipping, it's an excellent drive, and it is flashable to remove the Region 1 setting.
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Postby Ryochan7 » Mon Aug 26, 2002 2:10 am

I suggest a Liteon. The one I bought was only $50 and it works great.
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Postby FurryCurry » Mon Aug 26, 2002 2:41 am

Listen to jbone, for he speaks the truth.

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Postby NicholasDWolfwood » Mon Aug 26, 2002 12:58 pm

I have an Artec 16x. I've had it since my birthday, it was $40 and $5 for shipping and handling. It's a very nice drive.
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Postby klinky » Mon Aug 26, 2002 2:22 pm

RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE


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Postby NicholasDWolfwood » Mon Aug 26, 2002 5:53 pm

LOL @ klinky...I think it's a nice drive for the price. It works good, and I live it. Can't change my opinion.
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Postby Mechaman » Mon Aug 26, 2002 11:00 pm

Bought an AOpen 1648(~$60, included PowerDVD, mostly because I didn't want to wait for shipping) over the weekend--after switching on UDMA, imagine my shock when CDVInfo reports it to be region-free out-of-the-box. ;p
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Postby Mechaman » Mon Aug 26, 2002 11:02 pm

Oh, and
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