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04-22-03, 02:22 AM
About the Pioneer A05 and their firmware hacks, what does that really do? I was under the impression the A05 was already capable of 4x DVD-R writing (just need the compatible media for it.)
As for other drives, an interesting one that is out now is the LG DVD-RW drive, is around $290ish CAD, very nice price for a unit of that caliber, but not too many reviews on it. ATM which would you go for, the Sony DVD+/-RW drive or the Pioneer A05?
04-22-03, 06:03 AM
A great forums for information.
Pioneer has a limited list of disks that can write at certain speeds, the hacks open that list and the write speeds.
DVD-copy can be pushed from 1X to 2X.
If I had it to do it at this moment, I might very well spend the money on the Sony. The + format is gaining headway, and M$ supposedly has plans for it. Still, the Pioneer has set the standard. Or do we wait for blu-ray :).
04-22-03, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by nepenthe
Still, the Pioneer has set the standard. Or do we wait for blu-ray :).
David, blu-ray is out in Japan. :)
I should have posted that story when I read it!
Here's one story...
I think he meant as a practical issues.
A $200~$350 DVD+/-RW drive with $2~$5 (4.7GB) media is a lot more practical than a $3800 drive with $45 media.
It'll take time, and hopefully a single format will emerge out of all of the "advanced" DVD formats.
04-22-03, 07:01 PM
Indeed, Blu-ray is out, but no capacity or format standard has been set.
DVD-r disks are havable at under a dollar.
04-23-03, 02:51 AM
thanks for the quick replies, will definately consider the Sony drive in my books (pretty much settled, if I get a DVD burner in the summer, it'll be the Sony drive :D)
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