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    Default Recommendations for a DVD writer

    hi, think I need to replace a dvd drive(it's taken some hammer) but starting to fail on some burns now, burn completes but film won't play, anyway just taking a look and seems Samsungs are well priced but would anyone recommendation a good mid priced drive? will be burning dvd movies in the main..
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    Since day one I have always had at least one Plextor drive because of the formats they support (CD+G for example) but one did fail with me after around 9 months. The other Plextor which I purchased at the same time has been going well for about 3 years. Amazon didn't have a Plex to replace the faulty drive so had a refund and went for a Samsung which I can't fault after two years use. (">

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DVD writer

    My Mrs bought me a £10 external DVD Burner that connects via USB. Works absolutely fine for burning MP3 CDs and the odd actual DVD. Was about £10-£15 I think?

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DVD writer

    You probably couldn't go wrong with the Samsungs or LiteOns mate, they're all as cheap as chips these days

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DVD writer

    I always get the Samsung drives that are under £15 for my builds, I don't burn a great deal nowadays though, just occasional data when recovering from drives.

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DVD writer

    I would go for a external USB version, more and more laptops don't have drives nowadays and this gives you the option to use on more than one device.
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    Its better to burn out than to fade away...............

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DVD writer

    This for a pc unit..so internal sata...looks like Samsung drive so far .

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DVD writer

    There was a time I wouldn't have considered Samsung but many people now rate their Tv's higher than Panasonic. Got two Samsung TV's in the house and I'm just about to purchase a new microwave and it looks like it will be a samsung. (">

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DVD writer

    If you can afford the extra get a bluray writer. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    You are a bit more future proofed and Blurays are not too bad as a backup medium for your videos etc. The LG is pretty good and not a bad price. Depends if you are opting for cheap DVD writer replacement or fancy pushing the boat out a bit more.
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    It's for burning 'backup' dvds so don't really need bluray but will look at it.. :-)

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DVD writer

    I swear by the LiteOn iHAS series and have done for a while (Overburning is great!), mines the 624.

    I also own a Pioneer DVDRW Drive that has burned hundreds of DVD's/CD's for me without a single coaster (even with cheapo DVD's) and is still going strong today. It's over 3 years old!
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    Both support Dual Layer DVD's too.
    If I was in need of replacing either of my drives, personally I would consider looking towards a Blue-Ray Writer these days, but I'll cross that bridge once one of my Drives fail.


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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DVD writer

    any dvd burner would do to be fair, I just had my pants pulled down on a sony for the overburn feature as I couldnt get my hands on a ihas, for dvd movies its easy pickings. find a bargain and jump right in

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    Pioneer was always the one to go for but not heard about them much recently. Don't Blu-ray lasers die pretty quickly?


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