DVD-R/RW Picks?

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  1. Checkmate1996

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    Looking to purchase one. I know some have recommended the pioneer dvr-a05. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Brad
     
  2. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    Yep, the current Sony records ALL of the current formats.

    Why buy something that doesn't??

    Sorry, I forget the model #

    Brent
     
  3. Steven K

    Steven K Supporting Actor

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    The Sony DRU-500A...

    The Holy Grail of DVD burners...

    This is definitely the player to buy, that is, if you can find one...
     
  4. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    I've had the Sony on order here since before Christmas. Still no sign. Nobody in the UK has them at the moment.
     
  5. Checkmate1996

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    thx guys! I'll keep a look out for it..
     
  6. Brian Ruth

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    I second (third? fourth?) the recommendation of the Sony DRU-500A. It IS slightly more expensive than the Pioneer A05 (also an excellent player itself), and not quite as fast with the -R media, but its ability to write to almost EVERYTHING makes up for it. If I put a DVD-R drive on my computer, it will likely be the Sony.
     
  7. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    Interesting note on that Amazon page Brian:

    "This item is not stocked or has been discontinued. "
     
  8. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    Ah! Here's why:

    (from dvdwriters.co.uk)

     
  9. Brian Ruth

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    Thanks for the heads-up, Rob. I guess this means that people should hold off for the newer model - myself included. [​IMG]
     
  10. Rob Gillespie

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    DonRoeber Screenwriter

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    The Pioneer is what Apple uses as it's Superdrive, which is compatable with just about everything out there. I plan on getting one for my G4 in the next few months.
     
  12. Glenn L

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    From what I've read about the new Sony 500AX, it's the same drive as the 500A in a new box.

    I ordered the (older) unit just after Christmas, then cancelled the order 3 weeks later when I found it at Fry's. After some initial speed bumps which were my fault (the +/-RW media won't play in my older DVD players), I got it working just fine. I've been burning some of my old recordings of MST3K [​IMG]. I'm very happy with this unit.
     
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    I just got my grubby hands on a Sony DRU500A...the local store bribed someone to ship 5 drives from the states. For the privilege of being one of the "lucky" five in Calgary to get one since November, I had to fork over an extra $50 ($650 instead of $600 CDN SRP). Those bastards! It's like raising the price of crack!

    And then I picked up a Welland Firewire/USB2 enclosure with the Oxford chipset. Unfortunately, it is cheaply built (plastic!) and has the loudest fan I've ever heard...yes worse than a CPU fan, and probably as loud as the Geforce FX fan. Poor build quality, but otherwise it works perfectly with the DVD writer! I just turn it off when I'm not using it. The enclosure doubles as a jet take-off-and-landing simulator.

    I'll have to upgrade it soon...the www.sonystyle.ca website has the latest firmware, which should make it the same as a DRU500AX...
     
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