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    Question New DVD writer - Recommendations?

    I seem to remember that PCTech recommended Asus or Liteon brands. I have had a good run out of a Liteon one.

    Do you have suggestions as to where I could get one?

    There are none locally (that I can find), nor at my usual supplier Ascent (for the moment). Not sure when Ascent will have more supplies.

    Thanks for you help, of course!

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    Default Re: New DVD writer - Recommendations?

    Asus are the brand to go with.

    OCZone are good to deal with.

    http://www.nzoczone.com/product_info...oducts_id=3829

    If you have SATA on your motherboard, get a SATA DVD RW.
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    Default Re: New DVD writer - Recommendations?

    Go for an Asus. Ascent have those in stock.

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    Default Re: New DVD writer - Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by wratterus View Post
    Asus are the brand to go with.
    Why? It used to be that they were rebadged Pioneer but cheaper.

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    Default Re: New DVD writer - Recommendations?

    So, what if they are rebadged Pioneer burners?

    They're reliable.

    Actually some of the ASUS burners are around the same price as the Pioneers.

    And some are dearer.
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    Default Re: New DVD writer - Recommendations?

    Asus and Pioneer are good brands. Who carers. I never heard of Asus stuff being re-branded.
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    Default Re: New DVD writer - Recommendations?

    I've had a bad run with Liteon drives recently, really really loud compared to other drives. Their only saving grace is that the supply 3 different coloured face plates although i think other companies are starting to do this too.

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    Default Re: New DVD writer - Recommendations?

    Same here. Not a big fan of LiteOn, I have two at the moment, but don't really like them.
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    Default Re: New DVD writer - Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulD View Post
    Why? It used to be that they were rebadged Pioneer but cheaper.
    And Pioneer were the brand to go for ages ago. I just could not afford one at that time.

    I have two ASUS DVD writers in my computer and one has Lightscribe.
    Neither has given any problem.

    The HP Lightscribe I had some time back was returned under warranty and replacement received. Both the original and replacement failed within weeks rather than years.

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    Default Re: New DVD writer - Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    So, what if they are rebadged Pioneer burners?

    They're reliable.
    That's the point. They used to be based on Pioneer so the reliability was similar. That history is meaningless now.

    New Asus drives are their own design based on the same chip that Liteon use.

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