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October 25, 2010 7:42:49 AM

I would really be grateful if someone could please help me out with some advice on picking a new Blue-ray burner. The only think I'd request it to have it 12x write as I noticed the DVD recording speeds are almost the same. The main reason I need this help is I not too long ago had my Sony DVD burner go down after yrs of service and replaced it with a Lite-on. The Lite on crashed within a yr or 2 which is unacceptable. So I'm not scared to get them again. Could someone please tell me a manufacturer that makes quality drives at fair prices? I need serial ATA internal drive. I would like the drive to support as many DL formats as possible and I don't care for light scribe. /unfortunately I have had some spine surgeries and have not been able to put in as much time as is required to really do a thorough research. Lastly, I would like to make sure that the blue-ray burner supports as many (practical ) BL formats as possible. Would really be grateful for your help. I have a asus p6t and an Intel 920 and gtx 285 (slis) so I don't think hardware will be a problem. I now have vista and want to upgrade to win 7 pro (do u guys think it's the best win 7 for the mild tech geek?) Main prob is that on Newegg the prices expire as of the 31st. So I'd really be grateful if u can get back to me at you're earliest convenience.
Thanks,
Sebastian

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October 25, 2010 7:44:29 AM

main heading was to read, PLEASE help if you can. As I'm w/out any dvd or media burner and need to reinstall my vista as my old is about to conc out. TY very much
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October 25, 2010 7:33:38 PM

I only use Plextor Drives,been thru the lite-on stuff,but had same problem as you,drives taking a *** after only a year or so of use,but the plextor drives are work horses...
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October 26, 2010 5:25:19 AM

yeah, I bought a lite on as a replacement for my sony DVD burner that worked for yrs and finaly konked out. I didnt get any time from the lite on. I think their brand sucks. After the break, i took it apart and figured out it was the spinning motor(when i hand spun it all i heard was snap crakle and pop), on top of that, before it went i had probs ejecting a disk. It was a lightscribe model which to me is a lot of hype, I never used the feature even though I purchased it for it. I think current printers can do a far better job.

What do you think of LG? its the only one I'm considering seriously as plextors are more expensive.

Thanks,
Sebastian
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October 26, 2010 5:26:45 AM

BTW, do u know of any other good tech hardware review site other then THG?
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October 26, 2010 5:28:02 AM

teaser said:
I only use Plextor Drives,been thru the lite-on stuff,but had same problem as you,drives taking a *** after only a year or so of use,but the plextor drives are work horses...


thanks for the input, what would u consider the runner up?

thanks,
Sebastian
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October 26, 2010 4:46:41 PM

Have alway used DVD plextors even though they were much more expensive. But they quit the OEM market and currently only over rebadge drives. Not sure if their Blu-ray drive is a true plextor, or just a rebadged drive. If it is a true plextor, it might be worth it, but if a rebadged unit then it is overpriced.

Have a LG blu-ray writer (about a year and a half old) and a pioneer Blu-ray writer ( about 10 months) Have had not problems with them.
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