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Old 09-10-02, 04:40 PM
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Cheap DVD Burner??

I am not real up to date on DVD burners but I would really like to get one. Does this sound like a good deal or does it fall under the too good to be true category?

HP DVD100i DVD+RW Drive only $199.99
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>Burn your own DVDs...Lowest Price Ever!
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>TigerDirect.com shatters the DVD price barrier! This is the absolute
lowest
>price on a DVD burner. In fact, this HP DVD100i DVD+RW drive sells
>elsewhere for $329.99 to $499.88.
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>You save over 50% on this easy to use HP DVD writer. Now you can
record
>your movies on DVD and share your DVD disc with anyone---DVD discs
play on
>most modern DVD players.
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>Performance:
>- DVD SPEED 2X /4X
>- CD-RW SPEED 12x/ 10x/ 32x
>

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Chris
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Old 09-10-02, 05:17 PM
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Sounds like an older, possibly refurbished model. 2x is kinda slow for burning DVDs compared to the ones out, now. But it's better than nothing
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Old 09-10-02, 06:02 PM
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If your goal is to burn inexpensive DVD's that can be read in most DVD-ROM drives and played on most standalone DVD players, then that HP drive wouldn't be a very good choice. It's an older generation drive that can only write to DVD+R/W discs which are a re-writeable media which is more expensive and less compatible than the write-once medias like DVD+R or DVD-R.

If you do buy this drive, you'll definitely want to make certain ahead of time that the discs it burns will be readable in the drives/players in which you plan to use those discs.

A good alternative you may want to look into is the Pioneer DVR-104 (which is the OEM version of the A04). It's a DVD-R/W drive which can burn DVD-R discs.
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Old 09-11-02, 11:06 AM
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These drives are dropping by the day. By spring, they'll probably be about a hundred bucks
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Old 09-11-02, 11:08 AM
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Hopefully by this time next year they'll be in the back to school ads for free after rebate.

I'm hoping a good one can be had for <$200 in time for Christmas. All of my MAME roms on one DVD would be sweet.
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Old 09-19-02, 06:29 PM
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What is the difference bwtween:

DVD+R/W

DVD-R/W

DVD-R
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Old 09-19-02, 07:19 PM
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2X drives are all that are available at the moment, the 4X ones will probably be out before the end of the year, though. This smells like a refurb.
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Old 09-20-02, 03:30 AM
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I didnt realize burners were this cheap.
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Old 09-20-02, 04:47 AM
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Try officemax. This week they have a Cendyne (aka Pioneer) DVD-R drive for around $200. These drives are the most compatible with DVD players.
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Old 09-20-02, 04:49 AM
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Found the deal.

It's a Cendyne retail DVDR/RW for 299.99 minus a $50 mail in rebate.

This drive is just a rebadged Pioneer DVD-104 drive.
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Old 09-20-02, 07:07 PM
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Why not wait until November when Sony release it's new burner.

It will burn to DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW.

Will retail for $349.
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