What kind of DVD burner should we buy?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Yvan J. Gagnon, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. I know that there are several different types of DVD burners available
    for the consumer market these days (DVD-R / DVD-RW, DVD-R + RW, etc.),
    yet I'm a little confused about which ones do what. I would like to
    know specifically which type of DVD burner our company should purchase
    that will allow us to burn DVDs that are playable in some of the
    set-top DVD players. (We intend to place an order for one some time
    this week, and I just want to make sure we don't buy the wrong type.)
    Can anyone here offer any advice?

    Yvan J. Gagnon, Jul 30, 2003
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  2. Yvan J. Gagnon

    BLITZ Guest

    DVD-R has the highest compatibility, but you can get a burner that does both
    + and -.
    BLITZ, Jul 30, 2003
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  3. Yvan J. Gagnon

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    The Pioneer A06 just hit the market and it handles all + & - formats. Based
    on past user reviews and performance, this is the one I'd go with. I've got
    the A05 myself and have been very happy with it.
    Nice website, BTW.

    Mike Kujbida, Jul 30, 2003
  4. Yvan J. Gagnon

    Jerry Jones Guest

    Jerry Jones, Jul 30, 2003
  5. Yvan J. Gagnon

    Alan Beagley Guest

    You don't see the Sony DRU510A's larger cache (8MB vs. the Pioneer's
    2MB) as being advantageous?

    I have not yet decided myself.

    Alan Beagley, Jul 30, 2003
  6. The person in BUYING a drive. If the person already had, say a DVR-A05,
    then I would tell him to not buy a new drive and stick with what he had.

    But since his COMPANY will be buying the drive, I say spend the extra
    bucks, get the newest Pioneer DVR-A06 drive, the one that will burn 4X
    DVD-/+R(W) for ~$200.00.

    If this was an end-user, money was tight, and he could get a good deal on a
    NEW DVR-A05 (say <$150.00), then my answer might be different.

    Skip the DVR-A03/A04 for something being used for a company. They are two
    generations old and won't burn 4X. I find the advantages of a 4X burner
    and getting the newest generation drive to offset the small cost

    We're talking a ~$200.00 drive here, not a ~$4,500 Pioneer DVR-S201 drive.
    Anonymous Sender, Jul 30, 2003
  7. Yvan J. Gagnon

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    I haven't read anything about that feature so I can't really comment. As I
    said, I've been happy with my A05.

    Mike Kujbida, Jul 31, 2003
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