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Goenk
27.07.2006, 12:15
Hi all there

I'm looking after some years for a new DVD-Burner (+-R/RW/DL and RAM).

Which one would you buy at the moment with the best support in reading out DPM...

Wainting for good hints.
Goenk

Jito463
27.07.2006, 17:05
I love my LiteOn SHM-165H6S personally (there's also the 165P6S which is the same but without Lightscribe).

LocutusofBorg
28.07.2006, 18:42
depends. I actually test a brandnew Plextor PX760SA, will report
later here how good this new drive is. One thing's for sure
already: it is far superiour then PX740/750, which both
dissapointed me alittle bit (Quality of burned DVD's, Read-
capabilities).

As I usual have a real hugh batterie of different models here
from all important manufacturers, so far I would recommend
PX760A/SA - it is, however, not a cheap drive compared to
competitors and lacks "labelflash"-burn (if you need this
at all, me<-not;) )

On the plus-side the drive is pretty fast, have alot of capabilities
(similar to that of Plextor Premium). On the down-
side it seems to me that this special-mmc's are only available
to Plextors own native software, Plextools. Seems they im-
plemented some kind of challenge/response-check to secure
the drive. I currently investigate this (in my free time) and
try to find a way around so that 3rd-party software can
use it again. And before someone asks: no - this is not illegal ;)

Copytrooper
28.07.2006, 18:47
There are some "unprotected" Plextor firmwares available to overcome this idiotic behavior Plextor introduced in newer drives (AFAIK unfortunately not RPC1 though, at least not yet).
Ppl who actually don't need 18x DVD writing may also take a look at the PX-755A/SA.
Both 755 and 760 also lack DVD-RAM support (yet, don't know if Plextor will add this later).

AmphetaMarinE
29.07.2006, 05:37
depends. I actually test a brandnew Plextor PX760SA, will report
later here how good this new drive is. One thing's for sure
already: it is far superiour then PX740/750, which both
dissapointed me alittle bit (Quality of burned DVD's, Read-
capabilities).

As I usual have a real hugh batterie of different models here
from all important manufacturers, so far I would recommend
PX760A/SA - it is, however, not a cheap drive compared to
competitors and lacks "labelflash"-burn (if you need this
at all, me<-not;) )

On the plus-side the drive is pretty fast, have alot of capabilities
(similar to that of Plextor Premium). On the down-
side it seems to me that this special-mmc's are only available
to Plextors own native software, Plextools. Seems they im-
plemented some kind of challenge/response-check to secure
the drive. I currently investigate this (in my free time) and
try to find a way around so that 3rd-party software can
use it again. And before someone asks: no - this is not illegal ;)

Hi locutus....
Come visit me on my forum at www.speedlabs.org
Talk to some of our residents there, or make a post in tthe Optical Drives board...
We are old hands at firmware modification, and will help you all you need... :)

Goenk
02.08.2006, 09:56
Hi Locutus,

the plextor looks quite nice, I'll wait for your short summary whether its a good one reagrding DPM read out. Looks like I'll buy one after my vacation time end of october... so still a long way to go....
Cheers to anyone giving it's opinion

Underheaven
02.08.2006, 10:26
I'm waiting until the Plextor Premium 2 is available to more markets (so I can start reading reviews on it and so I don't have to pay overseas shipping).

LocutusofBorg
03.08.2006, 14:07
@Underheaven: the PX-760A/SA (and PX-755A/SA) seem to offer the same as
the Plexwriter Premium 2

@Goenk: The review is around here @Sunday, so far this
drive is really amazing

Goenk
03.08.2006, 14:43
Nice to hear, looks like I'll enjoy reading it.

Thanks in advance
Goenk

Mystique
03.08.2006, 21:58
I own myself a Plextor 755A and i can say, its a real quality Product. I will never buy anything else like Plextor.

FordPrefect
03.08.2006, 22:20
I own myself a Plextor 755A and i can say, its a real quality Product. I will never buy anything else like Plextor.
You mean "I will never buy anything else than Plextor", don't you ;)

AnalCobra
03.08.2006, 22:29
Yeah, i think he means that he will only buy Plextor Products.
Its only one word which is different but it changes the whole meaning of the sentence.:wink:

Mystique
04.08.2006, 15:49
Yeah, you guys are right :)

Btw. my 1 1/2 year old PX 716A got fragged and i did this RMA thing on theyre site. Boom after 48 Hours a got the PX 755A without any costs or sending my old one to them.

This is real service you wont find often this times.

Copytrooper
04.08.2006, 16:30
Seems they even don't want their bad 716s back. ;)
Congrats to your new good Plextor writer. ;)

Mystique
04.08.2006, 22:29
Yeah, seems to be ;)

Goenk
29.11.2006, 09:01
Hi Locutus,

Even if you didn't find the time to write a short review. I finally (ok it took longer as expected...) bought the PX-760SA and yes he really rocks! Thanks for the advice.