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Plextor PX-708A 8X dual format DVD Burner US$ 259

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September 5, 2003 7:23:26 PM

Hi

QUESTION: DVD with ATAPI vs EIDE <which is better ???

I spent 2 days pricing Pioneer Pioneer DVR-A06 & Plextor PX-708A ...>I like both HOWEVER> Plextor is "8X DVD+R :-)

Seek and You $hall FIND:

Plextor PX-708A 8X dual format DVD Burner Beige Color. 8-in-1 Combo Drive: 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD-R, 4x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-RW, 12x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-R, 24x CD RW and 40x CD-ROM.Support DVD+RW background format, DVD+VR format. Support OS: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP One year full warranty. Retail Box with Roxio Easy CD Creator 6 Basic, Roxio PhotoSuite 5 SE, Roxio DVDMax Player, Dantz Restrospect 30 day trial, and Menu.

In Stock Now: PX-708A/SW US $259.00 [Not in Stores YET?[list $299.99]

https://www.antarescomputinginc.com/servlet/OOSProductB... &details=y&pid=1027&x1=Computer Parts&CLink=DVD Drive&userID=0&EW_TKEY=774152

Plextor Web Site:
http://www.plextor.com/english/products/708a.html

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Pioneer Web Site:
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pe/article/0,,2076_42...

Sale price: $231.00

http://store.yahoo.com/supermediastore/pioneer-dvr106-c...

PRICE WATCH: $157.00 <Beware low Price [Bare Drive] "NO SOFTWARE"

http://castle.pricewatch.com/search/search.idq?CiBookMa..."PIONEER"*+AND+"DVR"*+AND+"106"*+AND+@totalcost>0&ne=14709&r=15

ps: I would Rather buy in a Store, because after you add S&H they workout to to be the $ame Price or close to it)

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September 6, 2003 1:50:53 AM

Yeah 8x is great, haven't seen any 8x media though. I remember buying a 8x CD burner for $250 and thinking "well it's never going to get much faster than this" Now I've got my 4x DVD burner for $300 and I'm thinking the same thing :smile:
September 6, 2003 12:01:53 PM

IMO, if you buy a DVD writer that will also function as a CD writer (you don't have another CD-RW besides it), the CR writing speeds are more important since I think you'll find yourseld burning more CDs than DVDs because of the price per GB.

Roses are <font color=red>red</font color=red>, violets are <font color=blue>blue</font color=blue>, post something stupid and I won't reply to you!
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September 14, 2003 5:31:05 PM

Prices from Newegg (09/14/2003):

* Plextor PX-708a: $256
* Pioneer DVR-106: $180 (!!!)

Shipping is free for both drives.

Argghhh ... you are so lucky you have Newegg in the USA :p 

Btw, Anandtech has a review on PX-708a and the results are not very good I think, although its specs are impressive.
September 15, 2003 3:32:17 AM

This plextor is a dual format drive not +R only and the first "8x" burner out on the market. So its not really overpriced considering the retail package is ~$250. Its not really 8x though, its 6x for most of the disc and then burns 8x for the outer tracks.

If you are planning to get a burner, Sony U10A, Pioneer A06 and the Plextor seems to be the best choice right now. The sony and the pioneer both cost under $200 when you buy the OEM version.
September 20, 2003 11:53:37 PM

anyone from europe ever order from antares? I am thinking of ordering a 708a from them but was wondering how the shipping + customs fees(if any) would look like
September 20, 2003 11:59:14 PM

oh, or a euro store selling the 708a would be appreciated if anyone knows one.....english is preferred as the language :) 
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