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Old 02-18-03, 12:09 AM   #1
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Bought a Sony DRU 500A DVD+ -RW/= -R/CD burner tell me good some ways to use it.

OK, I used a BestBuy 10% off coupon to buy it this past weekend. I wasn't sure if I really needed it but didn't want the coupon to go to waste. Plus I fiqured I have 30 days to decide on keeping it. Can anybody help me by giving suggestions for using it? I also wonder if I can make my own demo disc taking certain scenes from my DVD collection to include on a single DVD? Can I make a greatest hits video DVD from my collection with this unit? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-18-03, 12:26 AM   #2
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You could make a demo disc but that would violate this site's TOS so no more talking about that. The main legitimate reason I use mine for its storing tv shows in avi form. On a single dvdr with good compression i can fit ~10 hours. I also love having dvdrw since 4.3 gigs of temp storage is nice when i need some room to play with some large files.
dvdrhelp.com for eh, less ligitimate uses
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Old 02-18-03, 12:37 AM   #3
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You could use it to store hugely incredible, truly ungodly amounts of text.
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Old 02-18-03, 12:46 AM   #4
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I am thinking of buying it just for the sake of having my HDD backup, incase there is a crash.
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Old 02-18-03, 12:58 AM   #5
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Will DVDs made with this burner play on most standalone DVD players or will I need to buy a special unit for my HT setup?

Also what's the best media to use with this unit? Meaning which format plays on most DVD players. Where should I buy it and what will it cost?

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Old 02-18-03, 01:11 AM   #6
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You could use it to store hugely incredible, truly ungodly amounts of text.
will all of the gutenberg project fit on 1 dvd?
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Old 02-18-03, 01:48 AM   #7
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will all of the gutenberg project fit on 1 dvd?
Mmm, probably not that much, but I'm no expert. I had heard in the past some figure like 70 stories worth of phone books, but I dunno.

In any event, thanks for the link! Added to Favorites!
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Old 02-18-03, 04:30 AM   #8
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Old 02-18-03, 05:45 AM   #9
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will all of the gutenberg project fit on 1 dvd?
Awww man...I thought this was going to be a lengthy discussion on the works of Steve Guttenberg..bummer.



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Old 02-18-03, 10:00 PM   #10
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Anybody know the difference between the Sony DRU 500A and The Sony DRU 500AX DVD Writers?
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AX has one more piece of software from what I've been able to find at work
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Old 02-18-03, 10:15 PM   #12
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It's the DRU 500AXtreme!!!
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Old 02-19-03, 12:00 AM   #13
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Do you know what that software is?
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Old 02-19-03, 01:42 AM   #14
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not sure, looks like sonystyle now lists the AX
when it had the A I could compare it to the support site listing for the AX which is here http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw...Xdatasheet.pdf
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Old 02-19-03, 03:24 AM   #15
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Will DVDs made with this burner play on most standalone DVD players or will I need to buy a special unit for my HT setup?

Also what's the best media to use with this unit? Meaning which format plays on most DVD players. Where should I buy it and what will it cost?
dvdrhelp.com has a list of what set tops support what formats.
they also have a list of what media works in what burners.
I recommend the sample pack from supermediastore.com and seeing which work for you then buying lots of that kind.
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