Optical drives!

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Re: Optical drives!

Post by Alby on Mon 25 Jul 2011 - 23:47

Thanks Joel.
Pretty sure I can get one for around $30 to $40 (Aus).
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Re: Optical drives!

Post by 4hams on Tue 26 Jul 2011 - 13:43

In my opinion Al, the Sammy is the better all rounder because it is a decent burner but a fantastic reader.

The LG's are great readers although very slow, but they are exceptional fast burners.

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Post by Alby on Tue 26 Jul 2011 - 23:55

Hhhmmm...
Food for thought.
Not fussed with burn speed but if it can read well that'd suit me better.
One thing I found with my Pioneers, they are fussy burners.
The disc brands I have least issues with are Verbat. DVDs and TDK CDs
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Post by SavageNFS on Wed 27 Jul 2011 - 14:16

I run LG's in all of the rigs I have built. They read at a decent speed and I have had very few problems burning anything.
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Post by Alby on Thu 28 Jul 2011 - 0:13

I find it strange that Pioneer left the OD market.
Can someone give me reasons ?
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Post by SithTracy on Thu 28 Jul 2011 - 2:47

I was sad to see Yamaha, BenQ, and Plextor leave the market... They all saw the ODD market as a dying business before the rest of us. I am not at all surprised at this news, even if it is a rumor. I only use drives as rippers anymore. I have not burned a disc in... heck, I can't recall. Apple removed the ODD from the Mac Mini and I suspect the next MacBooks will not have them either. I imagine, software distribution has advanced to thumb/flash media or DLC. Movies and Music are all that remains. I buy fewer DVD's/BD's... I still buy Music CD's (rarely, but still do). I think it would be cool to get music on SD cards if the RIAA did not feel the need to restrict playback. I rip my own CD's to my iPod.

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Post by Admin on Thu 28 Jul 2011 - 5:11

Hello :)
Plextor claimed at the time they could no longer produce a viable domestic DVDRW(BD).
But still market a brand clone.
http://www.plextor-digital.com/index.php/en/Internal-Blu-ray/
Pioneer similar.
http://www.pioneer-optical.eu/Products_Detail.asp?sn=164&class1=BD RW&ck=BD RW
Though Pioneer was always a NEC clone anyway.
But better.
Yahama felt domestic market had no future for them commercially.
BenQ were taken over by Lite-On.
Then closed down in effect.
This was due to BenQs' learning ability working.
Unlike the Lite-On which only partially works.
I had hoped that Lite-On would implicate BenQ features into their drives.
Pride appears to have prevented that. ;)

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Re: Optical drives!

Post by Alby on Thu 28 Jul 2011 - 6:19

Ok...
Let me ask you this...
should I be worried ?.. in that DVD's and CD's will go down the same path as the video and cassette tapes.
And how much time do we have... in your opinion?
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Post by SithTracy on Thu 28 Jul 2011 - 13:57

I think you will be able to obtain readers for a long time. Think about it, Vinyl still has a place in the audiophile world.

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Post by Alby on Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 0:00

True...
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