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    Default What dvd burner to buy

    I have been experiencing some problems with my burner
    see:

    http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?p=385276

    And since I cannot seem to be able to find out what the problem is, and I really don't have tons of time to dedicate to fixing it.

    I looked at some burners people were talking about and I was wondering what would be the best burner (based on most reliable burns/ scans / best firmware, etc). for under $100.

    I was looking into the benq 1650 or NEC 3550

    any other suggestions

    I am running a
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    my current drives are:
    HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B
    _NEC DVD__RW ND-1300A

    (i'll be losing the NEC)

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    I like Nec. good price for a good burner

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    for 100$ I'd buy both.
    Benq good burner, scanner, slower accurate reader
    Nec good burner, fair scanner, fast as heck reader/ripper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy
    for 100$ I'd buy both.
    Benq good burner, scanner, slower accurate reader
    Nec good burner, fair scanner, fast as heck reader/ripper
    Rip with Nec write with Benq, then you can cross scan if burn go bad

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    Actually I rip with my benq 1650 on old stuff, rip with nec on new disks.
    Burn with nec, scan with benq, the 3550 burns just as good as the benq
    and I have a hunch will hold up a little longer.

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    The BenQs are definitely fast writers, the NEC I can't offer an opinion because I've never had one but everyone that owns one only praises its ability.

    I'm sure you could get both for less than $100 like Chewy says from Newegg.com. ( less than $100 combined).
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