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Old 02-13-03, 07:52 PM
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Can anyone help....I am going to be purchasing a DVD burner for my husband as a gift and I want to make sure I get a good one. Can anyone recommend a brand to me. I would like to keep it under $300 if possible.

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Hush hush...

I have a pioneer and it's great.
Old 02-13-03, 09:24 PM
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I picked up the HP DVD200i at Staples last month for $149.99 after rebate. It sells for $300.00 everywhere else.
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Either a Pioneer xxxx-05 (299) or a Sony +/- drive (349)
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Originally posted by Seeker
Either a Pioneer xxxx-05 (299)
don't dare pay $299 for a pioneer 105! paid half that @ staples last week.. $150 after $50 MIR. can't beat it. by the way, it's the cendyne 4x drive, which is in fact a rebadged 105...
Old 02-13-03, 10:56 PM
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Is the extra $50 worth it for the Sony that has all the features?
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The whole +/- thing is really not that big of an issue. If you're talking about giving other people discs that they can read, you're going to be giving them the $1 write once discs, not the $5 rewriteables. Either + or - write once media is readable on most people's players/drives so you don't gain anything by going with one over the other (though the - media is still a bit cheaper right now).

So unless you need to trade re-writeable discs with your friends/colleagues, it doesn't really matter which way you go. Both formats are established well enough that neither are going to disappear any time soon.

Personally, I'd recommend the Pioneer units. I have a 104 and it has yet to burn a coaster (but I tend to stick with name brand media). The 105 is the current model. The A04 and A05 are the retail versions and I believe they come with software, so if you need that, you may want to go that route instead.
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looks like staples is going even LOWER on the 105 next week!!!

$299 - $60IR - $50 MIR - $50 off $200 coupon = $139!! wow!
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Originally posted by mkdevo
looks like staples is going even LOWER on the 105 next week!!!

$299 - $60IR - $50 MIR - $50 off $200 coupon = $139!! wow!
Nevermind, for those who saw it...wrong info

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