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    Default Best Deal on 8X Burner?

    Been looking around. Seems the Liteon 8x is the best deal at $159.

    Any better deals/drives for that money?

    Thanks

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    Try NEC ND-2500 It is an 8-in-1 combo-drive offering industry leading 8x write speeds to both -R and +R media.
    Just out and ú79.95 {OEM) here in UK - Must be cheaper in USA
    link http://www.nec.co.uk/ND2500A.asp


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    Default dvd brnr

    just picked up 1 for 79.00 after rebate- I/O magicspin 8x at office max works great no coasters yet

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    Default 8 x pioneer DVR 107

    yeh! After my own advice to go for an NEC I just found the new Pioneer 107 8 x +/- Dvd burner and bought one. Reason? I have a pioneer 104 DVD burner which has never let me down and thought.... yeh! buy that. Also have pioneer 3100 dvd recorder for TV and it is just brilliant - see the trend

    Haven't received the 8x recorder yet but when I do and see how it goes, will post another note.
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    The NEC ND2500a is $117 from some places, the cheapest 8x/8x I've seen. The old ND1300a used to be the cheapest 4x, although I'm not sure of the quality.

    The Pioneer 107, is around $159 unfortunately, although if it's as reliable as my 105, I'd recommend it - hey gotta be better than that Sony crap!

    The thing with the 107 is that a "modified" 106 was demonstrated burning dual layer discs, so there are rumours that this may be available as a firmware upgrade - so would be well worth the extra $40!
    Last edited by sej7278; 26 Jan 2004 at 04:07 PM

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    Received my new Pioneer 107 DVR - cost inc taxes ú117 0r $198 - probably would have got it cheaper if I had waited, but you know what happens if you are an 'early adopter.'

    Have made about 7 dvd'S since receipt and no coasters.

    I have no 8x media but was impressed by the speed burned @ 4x. If you hear of anything else regarding firmware upgrade to 'dual' layer, please let me know.

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    Totally different results than I've had. Every single computer device I've ever owned that said "Pioneer" on it has croaked...and usually had a very short lifespan. Since replacing all my Pioneer paper weights with Lite-on stuff I've been a very happy camper.

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    Pioneer 107 for 8X and was news item about a firmware update for the 106 to burn dual layer also.

    Pioneer's quality and factory support is why I choose such.
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