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Old 02-11-03, 03:21 PM
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Need recommendation for DVD-RW or DVD+RW drive

I am looking for a DVD burner that is fast and reliable. Any recommendations?
Old 02-11-03, 03:39 PM
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I just picked up a Sony DRU500AX at Circuity for 349$. I love it. It burns BOTH DVD-R and DVD+R at 4x. It also burns DVD-RW at 2x, DVD+RW at 2.4x, CD-RW at 10, and CD-R at 24x.


It aint the cheapest but it does both formats which is why I bought it.

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Old 02-12-03, 02:32 AM
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I too got a Sony DRU500A. It is nice being able to burn both formats. Circuit City was the only local place that had them and they had them marked as discontinued which was odd.
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got the new cendyne 4x (pioneer 105) dvd-r burner from staples last week for $150.. too bad that deal's over..
Old 02-12-03, 10:56 AM
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Duz,

The Sony DRU500A has been discontinued. It was replaced with the DRU500AX.

Sony claims the only difference is that the "X" model comes with the latest firmware and some software that previously users had to download from the 'Net. Is it the truth? Who knows?

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Old 02-12-03, 11:06 AM
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I too am looking into getting a DVD-Burner, and the Sony was recommended to me before. I have a question though, might be a stupid question, I don't know. If I want to burn one of my R2 dvds will it do it? Or will it only copy R1 discs?

Also is the Sony compatible with Easy CD Creator 5?
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I can't recommend it as I know nothing of it's reliability, but the fact that the DRU500 does both formats it a nice feature imo
I don't know about the firmware, as I don't support the drives at my department at work, but I've had a firm info calls on it and from what I could find in the spec sheets the only published diference was the AX has one more software program than the A
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Glad I stumbled upon this thread. I am looking to get a DVD Burner in the next several days. I have heard about the Sony's that do both DVD-R and DVD+R, which seems like a nice benefit. Unfortunately, I have not found it much cheaper than $350.00. I have seen that the CenDyne DVD-R drive can be had for about $150.00 at Staples this week. I also believe I can get the HPDVD200i, which is a DVD+R drive for $200.

Is there a perferred format? I would like to be able to play the burned DVD's that I edit in Adobe Premiere in my Pioneer DVD Player, but also want something that works well as a backup solution.

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