Is dvd read speed 16x fast enough for viewing movies on my pc? Tags: Movies Desktops DVD Components Last response: April 26, 2012 4:05 AM in Components Share tvzinecker April 25, 2012 7:24:29 PM Hello, I do not want any skips or time delays while watching DVDs on my desktop after I build it. More about : dvd read speed 16x fast viewing movies rixy1991 April 25, 2012 7:32:07 PM 16x is more than enough my laptop reads at 8x and never misses a beat m 0 l DJDeCiBeL April 25, 2012 8:08:16 PM 1x is what a set-top home DVD player is, so no, you shouldn't have any problem. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaguarskx April 26, 2012 4:05:27 AM 16x speed is for burning DVDs. When playing back a movie, the DVD drive reads the DVD movie at 1x speed. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources PLEASE READ: PC does not boot after booting from DVD drive (movie) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !