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    Default DVD-Burner advise

    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

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

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    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

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    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).
    Everybody be cool! You, be cool!
    They'll keep fighting! And they'll win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LocutusofBorg
    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...

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    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

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    Default Plextor Premium 2

    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).
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    @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

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    Nice to hear, looks like I'll enjoy reading it.

    Thanks in advance
    Goenk

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    I own myself a Plextor 755A and i can say, its a real quality Product. I will never buy anything else like Plextor.
    You weak pathetic fool, it's all to easy
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