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Old 12-25-05, 10:13 AM
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DVD Burner...What is the difference

Can somebody help me out with a dvd burner that I plan on getting.

What is the difference between a Dual Layer dvd burner and a Double Layer dvd burner

Can anyone tell me which burner is better than the other and why

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Old 12-25-05, 10:49 AM
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Dual layer and double layer are the same thing. They just chose different words that meant the same.
OF the two you linked to, I'd go with the BenQ, because it has bitsetting capabilities, and the Pioneer does not. Bitsetting is setting the booktype. You can burn a +R, +RW, or +R DL disc, to be a dvd rom, which will make it more compatible with dvd players. Commercial dvd movies are booktyped to dvd rom. That's why they play in almost every player.
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Yeah, that's the only real negative about Pioneer burners (can't set booktype). But if that's not important to you, I highly recommend Pioneer. Mine has worked flawlessly, I love it. The only time I burned a coaster was when I (unwisely) tried using cheapo media.
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I would highly recommend the pioneer. Mine has burned alot of dvds on all types of media and played fine on all players. Many other burners are more picky about the media they burn or the players they play good in.
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Old 12-26-05, 12:32 AM
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I've had a couple Pioneer burners. I've had a couple NEC burners. I've found nothing to recommend Pioneer over NEC.

NEC can set booktype. That's why I don't buy Pioneer anymore and I recommend NEC.
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here's a good price for an OEM nec burner.
http://www.chiefvalue.com/app/produc...MP=EMC-M121905
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I've had a couple Pioneer burners. I've had a couple NEC burners. I've found nothing to recommend Pioneer over NEC.

NEC can set booktype. That's why I don't buy Pioneer anymore and I recommend NEC.
how do you do the set booktype setting in nec? it's thru a burning program like nero?
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Old 12-26-05, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by the_dude8
here's a good price for an OEM nec burner.
http://www.chiefvalue.com/app/produc...MP=EMC-M121905
Nice price but they do not ship outside of the USA

I think I am going try out the BenQ burner. Wish me luck
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Originally Posted by the_dude8
how do you do the set booktype setting in nec? it's thru a burning program like nero?
I've read that Nero has a place to tell it to do that but I've never found it.

I always flash my NECs with regionless firmware that also adds the ability to leave the booktype on or off until you tell it to switch. I can't think of a reason to not leave it permanently on.
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In my version of Nero Ultra 6.6.0.13, I changed to booktype in:
Recorder>Choose Recorder>*highlight recorder*>Click on the "Options" Button, Under boot type settings, use the drop down arrow and select "DVD-ROM">Click OK to Exit box
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Go here to learn a little about booktyping.
http://www.dvdplusrw.org/Article.asp?mid=0&aid=42
I'm replacing this link with one that is more DVD Talk friendly. Please don't use that one again.
Good luck!
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I've read that Nero has a place to tell it to do that but I've never found it.

I always flash my NECs with regionless firmware that also adds the ability to leave the booktype on or off until you tell it to switch. I can't think of a reason to not leave it permanently on.
I'll probably be buying one of the newegg NECs you recommended in the hot deals section. Where do you get the regionless firmware to flash the NECs?
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