Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 42

Thread: Which DVD writer to get?

  1. #1

    Default Which DVD writer to get?

    want to get a DVD writer, but which one to get?

    is the TDK Dual Format +/- 8x DVD Writer @ S$139 good?

    Because i have absolutely no idea about the specs of DVD, what is dual format and +/- means?

    And how much does a piece of cheap DVD-R and DVD-RW cost?

  2. #2

    Default

    im currently using the TDK 8x for almost 5months and so far so good. the cheapest 4x blank dvd-r that i bought was $2.90/pc in SLS. the + and - is no longer an issue since most new drives now are dual format. for $139....its really a good price considering that I bought it that time at $299

  3. #3

    Default

    Can get the TDK 8x at $139? I know someone just got it for $169.

    The TDK can write some good 4x DVD-R at 8x, so you can save quite a bit on the media.

    You can get Verbatim 4x DVD-R at $2 or less (in 25 pack), depending on stock and luck. Try level 6, SLS. DVD-RW around $5.

  4. #4
    Member chantyeroop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    North Eastern Zone
    Posts
    1,281

    Default Good price for TDK dual format DVD+-R/W

    Which shop is selling at that price?

    VP is selling at $169/-

    Check out here :

    http://www.videopro.com.sg/category....t=DvD%20Writer

  5. #5

    Default

    just to check, what size does the DVD-R and DVD-RW come in? 4.7GB?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,719

    Default

    can i copy dvd movie with this burner...
    sorry, dvd burning newbie...

  7. #7

    Default

    Most media are single-sided, single-layer, which is 4.7GB. I think effective space is 4.3GB (not 100% sure).

    You can copy DVD movie if it is not copy-protected, and can squeeze into 4.7GB, as many dvd movie is on single-sided, dual layer disc.

    See DVD FAQ:
    http://dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    South Pole with Penguin
    Posts
    5,270

    Default

    4.7GB is actually 4,700,000,000 bytes

    since 1024bytes = 1 kilobyte

    4,700,000,000 bytes = 4589843.75 kilobytes

    similarly, 1024kilobytes = 1 megabyte

    4589843.75 kilobytes = 4482.27.... megabytes

    finally, 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte

    so 4482.27 megabytes = 4.377 gigabytes

    sometimes it is rounded off to 4.38 GB

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    South Pole with Penguin
    Posts
    5,270

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lwm
    You can copy DVD movie if it is not copy-protected, and can squeeze into 4.7GB, as many dvd movie is on single-sided, dual layer disc.
    There is always work around for this thou, there are software to help you to split a dual layer disc for you to burn into single layer DVD-R, however u will need a powerful PC to re-encode the video

    I have tried splitting a dual layer, double sided DVD (that's 19GB!) into four and burn into 4 x DVD-R

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    South Pole with Penguin
    Posts
    5,270

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by behyx
    just to check, what size does the DVD-R and DVD-RW come in? 4.7GB?
    If u need more than 4.7GB of space, there are dual layer DVD-writers like the Sony, LG and Benq (soon), but there are no dual layer media in the market yet, and burning will be very slow for dual layer

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Town of Queens doing PORT-9YOU
    Posts
    12,716

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    If u need more than 4.7GB of space, there are dual layer DVD-writers like the Sony, LG and Benq (soon), but there are no dual layer media in the market yet, and burning will be very slow for dual layer
    Single-side dual-layer media is already available, but @ $17 a pop.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    South Pole with Penguin
    Posts
    5,270

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ23
    Single-side dual-layer media is already available, but @ $17 a pop.
    hmm..which shop is selling? can't find it in sim lim leh, i just checked yesterday

  13. #13

    Default

    wow... 19gb per piece..

    but very risky... once the disc got problem, all your 19gb data GONE!!! haha

    but 4.7gb is about enough.. don't be to greedy lo... haha

    recommend you a cheap to buy disc. SLS the top floor... quite good service, Very good prices...

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    South Pole with Penguin
    Posts
    5,270

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by yamcake
    recommend you a cheap to buy disc. SLS the top floor... quite good service, Very good prices...
    ya..i got most of my disc there, can ask for discount somemore, just went there yesterday to get some more DVDRW

  15. #15
    Deregistered
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Planet Nikon
    Posts
    21,905

    Default

    Go for plextors

  16. #16
    Moderator nightwolf75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    really MORE diaper changes
    Posts
    17,839
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    those want to buy blank DVR-R, can try chamoxa at funan. they are selling 10pieces of mitsubishi 4x at $22 and comes with jewel cases.
    If Life worked on auto mode then manual mode for photography would have never existed. ― Deeksha Mittal

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    South Pole with Penguin
    Posts
    5,270

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Go for plextors
    Plextor is good if you plan to use it with branded media, quality drive + quality media = most reliable disc

    however, if you want to use those cheap, bulk pack media, the results may be worst than what you get with a TDK

    this is because plextor firmware are more optimised for branded media, while brands like TDK will tweak their firmware for better optimisation with both branded and cheaper media.

    Pioneer is another good drive, but the price is

  18. #18

    Default

    I wouldn't recommend those super cheap ones though. I'll probably stick with the Verbatim, maxell etc, and yeah, chamoxa or the shop on 6th floor sls (Z-nix??) is prob the best place to get


    Quote Originally Posted by behyx
    ....

    And how much does a piece of cheap DVD-R and DVD-RW cost?

  19. #19

    Default

    I am also considering buying a DVDwriter since I had lost 50 gig of data recently... But dunno which brand is most preferred.

  20. #20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    Plextor is good if you plan to use it with branded media, quality drive + quality media = most reliable disc

    however, if you want to use those cheap, bulk pack media, the results may be worst than what you get with a TDK

    this is because plextor firmware are more optimised for branded media, while brands like TDK will tweak their firmware for better optimisation with both branded and cheaper media.

    Pioneer is another good drive, but the price is
    how much is the so called quality media?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •