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Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 10, 2002 7:12:34 PM

I want to get a DVDRW combo CDRW drive. pretend money isn't an option and tell me what's the best- then pretend I don't have more than $400 and tell me what's out there...
or any other options- is there a cheaper model that can only write to DVDs?
also, what is DVD-RAM vs DVD-ROM vs DVD-RW ?

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Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 10, 2002 7:22:27 PM

The Pioneer A03 DVR is both a CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW.
It's not in a almost Class law suit like the compatitor and not made by HP.
I have it and it's very good.

Price is under 400$


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March 11, 2002 6:09:57 PM

go to newegg, they have a panasonic for $300 I believe.

my 2 rubles.
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Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 12, 2002 10:37:40 AM

The Panasoninc is not RW.
It uses DVD-Ram and it's a very diferant thing as it dose not play on normal DVD players.


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March 12, 2002 10:40:06 AM

Glad you noticed,

could you please explain the difference between

dvd-ram
dvd-rw
dvd+rw
dvd-r

thanks.

my 2 rubles.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 13, 2002 1:07:16 PM

DVD-RAM is a propirty format for Panasonic.
You can burn video on it but you can only read the media in DVD-RAM drives.
On the good side it's good for data archiving with 9G space per DVD-Ram in the new models.
Thze new LF-E311 can also burn DVD-R for video.

DVD-RW is a format made by Pioneer. It's like CD-RW in that you can burn and erase. it's also compatible with lot's of normal DVD Players.

DVD+RW is the same as DVD-RW but made by Richo
Main supporters for this format are HP and Philips.
The burning media is not the same as DVD-RW and more expencive. Like DVD-RW you can burn video DVD's that will work on lot's of normal players.

DVD-R is Pionner format for one time write DVD.
Compatebility with normal players is reported to be Better then DVD-RW and DVD+RW.
Media price is very low.

DVD+R was supposed to be the Richo/Phillips/HP answer to the DVD-R. Current models were supposed to support it with a firmware update but aperantly will not. This will probably create a Class law suit.
I have yet to see a burner that can burn to such media or media to buy. new models from Phillips and HP are roumored to be launched at Cbit. (starting today)

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Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 14, 2002 12:40:03 PM

The DVD+RW are even Less.
And this is from official sources at very known companies.

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March 14, 2002 5:23:14 PM

The tests that were run weren't completely scientific, but the initial trials show that both RW formats are only compatible with about 35% of existing DVD Players and 80% of DVD Drives. Taking everything with a grain of salt, I'd still pass on either type of drive for now.
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