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24-11-2004, 08:45 PM
I see Harvy Norman's has BTC DVD + - R & 2x DVD + - RW Burning.
What would thes be like for the home user.
I would be using it for home made vido

24-11-2004, 08:59 PM
Have a look at this recent thread...


You can get a brand name Dual Layer DVD writer for less than $200 including GST.
The LG GSA4160B has a two year warrenty

Also have a look on www.pricespy.co.nz to find the cheapest supplier nearest to you.
If you have been to Harvey Norman then obviously you're in main centre but spend the extra $50- 7- bucks and buy something decent.

24-11-2004, 08:59 PM
I would check google or yahoo for the model/make of that burner. And check out reviews on it. To see how good it is.

24-11-2004, 09:03 PM
I have had bad experiences with BTC brand drives, however it might have been an isolated case.

24-11-2004, 09:12 PM
Worst drive i have ever owned was a BTC...

Murray P
24-11-2004, 09:34 PM
Jen C and I have both bought NEC ND 3500's lately. Haven't used mine for DVD burning yet but it does CD's just fine. It's probably the best all round drive in the medium price range and can be got for $179 from http://www.emergetech.co.nz/ ,a new shipment was due in last week so stocks should be ok for a little while. Review here (http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=10711) but check out other reviews and comparisons.

Alan Cottrell
24-11-2004, 10:15 PM
BTC rates along with Mustek as supplying some of the most troublesome hardware I have ever seen installed in a PC.

My advice is to steer well clear,

As a guide check out the manufacturers website (make sure it has one) and see how much support they offer in the way of firmware updates for older models (this at least lets you know if they are interested in supporting their older models, some manufacturers are not)

Liteon. LG and Asus are three brands I know of who do support their older drives and there are probably plenty more brands that I have not personally seen.