Bought a Sony DRU 500A DVD+ -RW/= -R/CD burner tell me good some ways to use it.

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  1. Reginald Trent

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    OK, I used a BestBuy 10% off coupon to buy it this past weekend. I wasn't sure if I really needed it but didn't want the coupon to go to waste. Plus I fiqured I have 30 days to decide on keeping it. Can anybody help me by giving suggestions for using it? I also wonder if I can make my own demo disc taking certain scenes from my DVD collection to include on a single DVD? Can I make a greatest hits video DVD from my collection with this unit? Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Reece

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    Reginald...

    Congratulations on your purchase.... I think you will really like the Sony. I've owned mine since around Christmas and I find myself recording dvds with all my free time now. If your like most people @ this forum you probably have invested a lot of $$ on HT equipment and can truly appreciate being able to record and watch your own dvds on your system. Definitely keep it...I think the Sony has future proofed itself by covering all formats so your investment is sound IMHO.

    I can give you a few humble suggestions that I have found to be helpful with my Sony purchase.

    (1) The cheapest and most reliable media that I've run across can be found at the
    PC CLUB. The -R can be played by most recent dvd players and I have found the Panasonic cp72 can play all formats(My guess is the famed rp-82 can do the same).

    (2) Always record your projects on -RW/+RW before final burning to -R/+R. This suggestion will save your sanity as well as your money. (When I first started burning dvds I made a lot of coasters before learning this).

    (3) Rima.comis a good site that sells cheap dvd cases.

    To answer your dvd compilation question...If this is about commercial dvds, I don't think that this forum would allow a discussion on that subject since that involves circumventing the discs encryption and violating copyright laws.

    That being said....Google your heart out!
     
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    Yes, you can make your own custom dvds, given you can find the right software. Here are some other things you can do:

    - Slide show dvds from collected digital pictures (digital camera or scanner needed)
    - Home movie dvds from home videos (camcorder needed)
    - Dvds made from video captured television shows or movies (tv capture card needed)
    - data archiving for stuff too big to fit on a cd-rom
     
  5. Reginald Trent

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    Anybody know the difference between the Sony DRU 500A and The Sony DRU 500AX DVD Writers? I can get the AX for the same price as the A should I returned the 500A for the AX?

    BTW the 500A drive is still unopened in its factory sealed box.

    I see this unit as no different than my TDK CD-RW which allows me to make a greatest hits CD from my CD collection. I simply want to know if this unit is capable of doing the same for DVD.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    I believe the only difference is the updated firmware to allow you to burn faster. Gabriel_Lam posted the site in his post above...

    -sonny
     
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    luke - the same techniques can be used to illegally make copies of dvd. that's what is frowned upon here...discussion of the techniques
     

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