Delta 12X DVD

Dan_D

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is this drive any good? i can get one in town for $44 and thought i might if it wasnt too bad. i cant find any info on it on the www. please let me know if you have any experience w/ it.
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dan
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Matt DeVillier

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Dan,
delta doesn't actually make the drive, they just slap their name on it (like many other companies). to make an accurate assesment of the drive you would need to know who manufactures it. I couldn't find that, but did find some specs for you at http://www.microdirect.co.uk/product...a12xdvdide.htm
for that price I'd pick it up and give it a test drive
 

Phu Vo

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Dan,
If noise is a concern for you, try getting like a 6x drive. The newer 12x-16x drives are loud. For DVD playback, all you'll need is a 1x drive (2x actually, since they never made 1x DVD drives). DVD-Video doesn't need all that speed. There are really no practical applications that can take advantage of the high speed DVD ROM speeds yet, so if you aren't going to be using it as your main CD-ROM device, then get an older slower drive.
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Sebastian_B

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Dan,
I have found the Creative Labs DVD Encore kits to be of high quality.
I currently own the Encore 6x kit with the Dxr3 Decoder card. I have found the unit to be of solid, dependable quality.
I believe that they are up to the Encore 12x kit, which gives you (after of course you pay for it
)the 12 speed DVD drive which reads CD-RW, CD-R, Audio CD's and so forth. The decoder card takes the processing load off of the computer's CPU by providing a seperate MPEG desoder. It also offers a coax SPDIF output, and an Svideo output with a handy converter to an RCA video jack.
It will obviously will cost more than the bargain basement Delta unit, but you will be blessed with tremendous performance.
Good luck and happy DVD watching
 

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