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Decent DVD-ROM?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bill Slack, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. Bill Slack

    Bill Slack Supporting Actor

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    Hey guys...

    I'm looking for a decent DVD-ROM drive. I want an OEM, since I don't need any software with it.

    The requirements:

    - Decent quality
    - CHEAP
    - Can easily be made region free (e.g., it's just a registry setting, preferably.)

    I currently have this horrendous Delta drive I paid $40 for @ Circuit City on a whim a year ago. It was always a little sketchy, but won't read any DVDs, at all, now!

    New/used doesn't matter, and feel free to offer something you have lying around. TIA.
     
  2. Brian E

    Brian E Screenwriter

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    The 16X LiteOn drive is cheap/good and it's easy to make region free with a utility found online.
     
  3. Bill Slack

    Bill Slack Supporting Actor

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    I ended up buying an older Toshiba M1202 which is region free for $30 shipped. My only use for it is too watch DVDs in my bedroom once my roomate is asleep (so he doesn't flip out on me!)
    It's only a 5x drive, but I'm on the dole, so $10 is a decent meal to me right now. [​IMG]
    Thanks though...
     
  4. Steven K

    Steven K Supporting Actor

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    Bill,

    I recently bought an OEM Toshiba 1602... its a 16x drive with a working firmware hack (I haven't had any problems). You can get it at PCs For Everyone right across from Cambridgeside Galleria for around $50.
     

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