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Old 05-07-06, 11:48 PM
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DVD burner questions

I'm looking to buy a dvd burner and have a few questions? Whats the best dvd burner to buy for a reasonable low price. I don't really want to spend over $100-$120. Also, is it possible to burn .flv files to a dvd? I have alot of .flv files downloaded, can they be copied or need to converted or what?

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Old 05-08-06, 07:25 AM
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You're talking an internal drive, right?

Newegg has a one day sale on a good NEC dual layer burner for $34.99 plus $2 shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
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Originally Posted by Chew
You're talking an internal drive, right?

Newegg has a one day sale on a good NEC dual layer burner for $34.99 plus $2 shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

Yes, I got this burner and recommend it. For the price, features and performance, this is a great deal.
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I see no one said anything about your .flv files. I can't either, since I've never heard of them. There is a site that's all about burning................dvds and cds. You can get help with with ANY kind of burning problems or questions. I'm not saying you can't get enough help here. I'm saying that's all that site is about.
http://forums.afterdawn.com/

I like the LiteOn burners. They build for other folks too. I've also heard good things about the NEC burners. BenQ is another good brand. So, you probably can't go wrong with either one. All three of these are capable of "Booktyping", which is a very good feature to have.
Good luck!
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I try to stay away from answering conversion questions when the post specifically says "downloaded clips". Without knowing the origin of those clips, we could be helping with copyrighted stuff and we shouldn't be touching that.

.flv is Flash related and I guess I'm not sure if that's copyrighted or not.
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It must be some conspiracy from movie studios. Everyone I know thats considering getting a dvd burner thinks they cost over $100. There have been very high quality drives under $100 for a long time now.
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TigerDirect has a nice price on the Sony DRU-810A.
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I'll also recommend the NEC drive from New Egg. It's one of the best burners on the market, if not the best, and New Egg has an amazing price on it.
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Two days later and the price is still the same. So much for a "one day sale", I guess.
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For those of you in this thread how have the NEC burner (or any DVD burner, for that matter...) do you have it in an external enclosure? If so, which one? I was looking at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817146607

as an option and just wanted some input.

Thanks in advance.
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I can't swear to it and I've never had one, but I recall that brand as being considered a very good enclosure.
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Well, I'm also going to by a new DVD-rw, but don't you think that NEC is cheap comparing with such a reputation it has (29.25 only) !! I don't get it. My budget for DVD-rw is 50-60
and what is that "Booktyping" ??

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Sometimes price doesn't have much to do with quality. And in NEC's case when a new model is coming out (which is fairly frequently) they price the previous model cheaper to clear it out.

I think Sony's price mostly tries to rely on its old reputation, although that reputation was never earned in the DVD burner area. Same with Plextor now, relying on its old CD burner reputation.

Booktyping allows you to set a DVD+R or DVD+RW to look like a commercial DVD-ROM for maximum compatibility with standalone DVD players.
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Yeah , you're right! about Sony. and if NEC keep this strategy, then it will make a solid ground of fans. By the way, when we talk about the reading quality of a drive it's understood that it is the capability of reading bad shape CDs , for instance. But what is it when we say "this writer is the best" as to my experience all of them do write the same method and quality!! I mean in the end you get your CD/DVD written!!
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Originally Posted by Byte Burner
and if NEC keep this strategy, then it will make a solid ground of fans.
NEC already has a solid fanbase, and they have for a while now, because their burners are among the best you can get.

By the way, when we talk about the reading quality of a drive it's understood that it is the capability of reading bad shape CDs , for instance. But what is it when we say "this writer is the best" as to my experience all of them do write the same method and quality!! I mean in the end you get your CD/DVD written!!
Not all DVD burners are created equal. Some have more failed burns than others, some have more burn errors, so your DVD player has to work harder to correct those errors, and some burn discs that aren't compatible with a higher number of standalone DVD players.

I haven't had any of those problems with my NEC burner. The discs I've made have played on every DVD player I've put them in.
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I haven't had any of those problems with my NEC burner. The discs I've made have played on every DVD player I've put them in.
Well, you're the thierd person recommend NEC. So this is it, I'll avoid having Sony DVD-RW-DRU820A and go get NEC, what do you say?
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You'll be much happier with the NEC over the Sony.

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