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12 December 2003, 09:49 PM
Can anyone offer any recommendations (mainly on cost) for an external DVD burner (portable or bulky - doesnt really matter).

Preferably at least 4X write speed if possible


12 December 2003, 01:41 AM
After much research I went with a DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW from Pioneer.-,,2076_17221_12659331_tab=B,00.html?compName=PNA_ProductDetailComponent

They work with most of the media that is available off the shelf. I would say that a good DVD burner is a must for 2d/3d artist who works with large project files. And you can output professional looking presentations and demo reels that will play in most set top DVD players. Hope this helps you.

12 December 2003, 03:14 AM
new 8x external "DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW" from sony is out now, so price for 4x sony 510 should drop. i have one and would highly recommend it, no errors yet at all and very fast, but bulky

12 December 2003, 10:49 AM
I was looking at the new sony drive. How does it handle cheap generic media? Cheap disposable disk always come in handy for handouts. The Pioneer burn almost anything you can throw at it.
The sony looks like it could be my next upgrade drive.

12 December 2003, 01:59 PM
I've just been using maxell, sony, and i think we burned some fuji? sorry haven't tried any yet so not sure about generic cheaper ones, the spool of 50 maxells are a good deal though.

i agree a dvd burner is becoming must have for projects, in fact whatever happend to the specs for dual layer and double sided? I need more...

12 December 2003, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by ggg

i agree a dvd burner is becoming must have for projects, in fact whatever happend to the specs for dual layer and double sided? I need more...

Oh yeah. I always hated breaking up my large project files into three or more cdrom sections. Now everything goes on one disk. I haven't copied live video captured from my mjpeg board to a dvd disk yet, but itís supposed to work. Iím just getting the hang of editing dvd presentations. And so far itís been wonderful. I don't know about the dual layer and double sided spec issues. But I did a quick search and came up with this.-

It looks good. More storage is not a bad thing.

05 May 2004, 11:01 PM
Just sticking this BTT because I finally got some money together to buy one! Just wondering if you guys would tell of your experiences using those burners or if anyone else can recommend any new ones which werent on the market back when i posted the original thread.

Cost, as allways, is still an issue :)

Cheers all

05 May 2004, 11:03 PM

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