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    Pioneer A05 or Sony DRU500A?

    Sorry if this isn't the right forum, but since I plan on using my dvd burner to burn stuff for my xbox, I figured your oppinions would be best. So which drive should I get? Or neither? Thanks.

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    I think the Sony burns + media but the Pioneer doesnt BUT reading around it doesnt look as though + media is worth using anyway... someone correct me if Im wrong, Im a newbie to DVDR myself!

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    You can use either media but the -r are cheaper.

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    The Sony DRU500A will burn dvd-r(4X)/rw(2X) AND dvd+r/rw (2.4X).

    The pioneer 105 will only be supportting dvd-r/rw as it does at the moment.

    Im waiting on the sony. May as well have the "betamax" and "vhs" of dvd burners rather than take a chance and be stuck with just the "betamax".


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    K, thanks for the input guys. I still have a few days, but I think I'll go with the Sony.

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    Originally posted by EnJoY
    K, thanks for the input guys. I still have a few days, but I think I'll go with the Sony.
    Im going for the Sony myself. Only thing is, i can only see one place at the moment taking pre-orders. Looking around for others at the moment.

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    Actually it's already out... Search on pricewatch.com for DRU500A and you should get two sites with good prices slightly above $300. I just bought mine moments ago.

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    not bad spec either!! look at that cdr burning rate!
    Sony DRU-500A DVD/CD Rewritable Drive
    • ATAPI (EIDE) internal interface
    • 2.4X writing (DVD+RW/+R) 2X (max.) writing (DVD-RW) 4X (max.) writing (DVD-R) 8X (max.) reading (DVD-ROM) 24X (max.) writing (CD-R), 32X (max.) reading 10X (max.) writing (CD-RW), 32X (max.) reading
    • Dimensions: 5.75 x 1.63 x 7.56 inches (W x H x L)
    • Platform support: Windows 98SE/2000/Me/XP
    • Burst data transfer rate: 33.3 MB/s max.
    • Random access time: 160 ms (CD-ROM), 200 ms (DVD-ROM)
    • Buffer memory: 8 MB
    • Recording method (CD): disc at once, track at once, session at once, packet writing (DVD): Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW)
    • Compatible disc format: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra and others
    • Availability – October 2002
    • Estimated Selling Price – Under $350

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    Rather not order from the USA as im in the UK


    Does the drive employ BURN Prrof or Just Link Technology to avoid buffer underruns?
    Or cant a BU occur with an 8 meg buffer?

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    whats the best price you found on the Sony then mate?

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    £233.83. Thats INCLUSIVE of VAT, but EXCLUDING P&P.

    Its a company ive never used before, and no details are available as to weather its OEM or the like. Can i post direct links here or is it not allowed?

    Everywhere else ive now found is £250 upwards.

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    yea you can post direct links as long as its not warez, as its a legitamite shop i can see no problem with that (as long as you're not advertising)

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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Confirmed that the sony burners are out. They are in Fry's [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] $349 I think....

    Scenic

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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] is where I got mine. Lowest price on the net for Sony DRU500A.

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    Originally posted by Scrumhalf
    Im waiting on the sony. May as well have the "betamax" and "vhs" of dvd burners rather than take a chance and be stuck with just the "betamax".
    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't +R the "betamax" of DVD? So why not just get the "VHS" version?

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    Originally posted by coogy


    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't +R the "betamax" of DVD? So why not just get the "VHS" version?
    Can you guarantee that - will be crowned king?
    I doubt that very much, hence the need for dual format writers.

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    Yes I can see -R being crowned king, simply because these things are cost driven. Ok I accept that +R may be technically better, but then so was betamax.

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    Hmm... I thought the Sony was still on preorder

    BTW +R may win as the biggest computer companies (Dell, Compaq, HP) support +RW so when you buy a computer you get one of those. So who sways the war, the few who manually replace their drives, or the mass consumers who buy everything bundled and already installed?

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    Originally posted by coogy
    Yes I can see -R being crowned king, simply because these things are cost driven. Ok I accept that +R may be technically better, but then so was betamax.
    And the cost of dvd+ media is falling.

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