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    Cd burner and DVD-rom

    Which should I consider getting? Should I go for a DVD player or a Burner? Or both in one. I have seen some nice deals out and I was wondering if you guys had some suggestions on brands and types of cdroms that I can get. My price range is around 150 bucks. I don't really need either for any special thing, but I would like to have one or the other or both. So any suggestions would be great. Thanks

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    personally i would get a burner and buy a dvd later. but if you want a good all-in-one then i recommend the toshiba drives, they are rated highly for quality of dvd/cdrom

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    I thought dvd burners were more expensive than $150 , I was under the impression they were somewhere around $800 and still undecided on a universal formatt? if you know where i can get 1 for that price please post i so i can go buy one.

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    Don't buy them as a combo - you can get a DVD player and burner separately with a total cost less than that of a DVD/CDRW combo drive.

    Burner wise, I just bought a LiteOn 24x drive and it's fantastic. Its reading of CDRW discs is a little irritating (16x CLV means that random access is slow and noisy), but I don't use CDRW discs. It cost me around US$125.

    For a DVD, I don't think you can go past Pioneer's 16x drives. The only difference between the 106S (slot) and 116 (tray) is that the 106S has a socket for a digital audio cable to your soundcard (which only affects playing audio CDs, nothing else). Probably around US$70 these days.

    Which one should you get first? You'll have fun playing with either, and by the time that novelty value wears off you can afford the other.

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    Originally posted by Ivman679:
    ...Should I go for a DVD player or a Burner?...

    A vote for a CDRW drive.


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    Hey thanks a lot. That helps me in what i am going to do. I hear that yamaha makes really good burners aswell. A lot of my friends have never had problems with them. They have more successful cd's then any other one that I have seen. But I don't know about Pioneer, i have heard good things about that aswell. Thanks again, any tips on what brand I should go for would be great.

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    Avoid the 16X Yamaha. The 20X is a solid burner.

    For DVD, the Lite-On LTD163 is the hot item right now. Best DAE on the market.
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    Ivman679 you need to fix up your sig. It says Duron800@945(9X107) 9X105=945 9X107=963


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