What DVD Burner to get?
Posted 06 May 2003 - 04:20 AM
Uses: I make movies and will be making copies for use in a multitude of home DVD players. Back up.
So I need a burner that will make movie DVDS that will play in a large percent of DVD players. I also need the burner to be under $300.
I was thinking of the Pioneer 4X, i have heard it is pretty spiffy.
Someone gimme some feedback...
Posted 06 May 2003 - 06:02 AM
Posted 06 May 2003 - 02:36 PM
Don't you think you should have found this out before you bought a drive?
From what I can tell, the formats are very similar. Most DVD drives and set top boxes will read from either type of disc, so you're unlikely to run into any major problems.
The DVD-R/-RW standard was created by the DVD Forum. The +R/+RW standard was (I think) created a group of competing companies.
From the looks of a few sales figures (and you have to take them with a little bit of salt), DVD-R discs will significantly outsell +R discs this year.
Whether this means the +R standard will soon become history is anyones guess.
Of the two, I think that MS support the +R standard, which could see it being bundled into Windows.
At the moment I have the Sony DRU500. Figured I'd play it safe and be able to use all the formats until the dust settles from this particular fight.
Posted 06 May 2003 - 06:08 PM
Besides, I don't really have much use for one at the mo. The main reason I can see is holiday vids and so-on, but seeing as neither of my parents have a DVD player, it's a bit pointless.
For my own use, I can leave the vids on the tapes.
Also, NEC have a +R/-R drive available for around £100 less than the Sony drive. Speed wise I think it's the same, so that's another option.
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