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Question about DVD-R Drive
Question about DVD-R Drive –
Im not new to the Ps2 scene. I've had my mods and flip tops, now I want to get a DVD Burner. I want to get a burner that I can grow with. Take my DVD player for instance, when I first got it, I had only the intention of playing DVD's, but when I got into VCD's it was not compatible. It wouldnt play cd-r/w and I had to buy a whole new player that was compatible. I dont want to make that mistake with a DVD burner. I have only the intenition of making back-ups now, but like my prior DVD player, I dont want to have to buy another DVD burner when I get more advanced and go further than simply making backups. Take another example, some DVD burners have blue lenses, which are far more durable then generic lenses. Another example, DVD burners that are limited to DVD media that has the capacity to burn on DVD5 media, or possible DVD's that will be able to handle DVD9 since that looks like the direction most of the PS2 games are heading. Is there a general agreement on specific DVD-R/RW's that most of PS2 gamers would agree on, 1 that I can "grow with," without later finding out I will be limited to this and that, and have to go out and buy a whole new burner that can perform advanced techinques that simple DVD burners can't.
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if you're that worried take a multi format dvd burner drive..
and, if i was you, i would wait a until the lite-on drives come out (a month or so*) as they will be cheaper than the one that are currently on the market and might, as well, force other companies to lower/review their prices.
after, if you don't want a multiformat drive, i believe a DVD-R drive is the best choise for the ps2.
if you're talking about a burner that can handle the dvd9 format...
or possible DVD's that will be able to handle DVD9
we're not going to see one of those for a long time and more surely we'll -never- see one of those.
maybe someday we'll get some larger media as for cds (80minutes, 90 and 99) but not quite yet.
if we didn't get a new format between...
first of all CDs already have 80 minutes
second of all, i must say i just bought my 105 (4x burner) at officemax for $180 after rebates and taxes...in my opinion thats a damn good deal
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if u want a dvd burner then these are the burners to go with
1. pioneer a05
3. pioneer 105
4. pioneer a04
5. pioneer 104
all these burner work with buring dvd games or ripping movies and burning it onto a dvdr, but the new ones u cant burn at 4x without worrying u might burn out the laser. because everybody burn at 1x or 2x and getting a 4x is kind of usedless rite now but if u want a new dvd burner then go rite ahead and there well be no dvd9 burner anytime soon. dont think there that much dvd9 games for ps2 until ps3 hits maybe.
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Well, the problem with longevity is there is no final standard quite yet. DVD-R/RW is in the book as an ISO standard, but Blue Ray just hit the horizon, and may have a profound impact on the recordable DVD market in a few years. It's really getting quite nasty between the Pioneer (-R)and Sony/Phillips/HP (+R)camps, but they seem to be able to cooperate with the BlueRay project, so that may be the ultimate direction taken in the long run--which means all of us will need new drives, especially if Sony puts it in the PS3.
As for the short term...and I hate to bring it up and start another debate....getting a drive that supports -R/RW burning is your best bet. The -R standard has the largest compatability with older technology because it is partially an actually pressed DVD, whereas the +R discs are 100% end-user burned grooves, and some older equipment can't read them consistently. The -R is the tried and true success story for the PS2. Newer units can read the +R (for now at least), but not enough time has passed to beat the longevity factor yet. The -R however is still read on the old v3 and v4 designs with original laser units (the few that still exist?...hehe).
Personally, I like to recommend the Pioneer designed drives because they can be found cheaper, and will meet the casual user's needs. All the bells and whistles theorized for the +R media is mostly speculation and little practice since most of the software packed in with the drives will not allow the write manipulation because it violates the DVD Video production specs--so don't let the slick salesman talk you into forking out $300 if you make up your mind to get a Pioneer/Cendyne for $160 with the rebates. Either standard will perform equally well on your PC, and in most Set Top Players built after 2001--but ONLY the -R media is virtually guaranteed for a modded PS2.
One VERY important thing to watch out for with either drive--don't use the Sonic MyDVD product if it comes with the drive. DVD movies produced with this software has documented compatability issues that have only been resolved by switching to other burning software from names like Ulead, Veritas, Nero, Pinnacle, and Magix(to name a few).
We were having this discussion "somewhere else", and I honestly don't believe that for a second.
but the new ones u cant burn at 4x without worrying u might burn out the laser
this got me concered. I have a v7 SCPH-390001, so should I consider the -R or +R. I just want an economical yet practical burner that I can use with my fliptop to make backups and maybe RIP a game from blockbuster or two >=)
Newer units can read the +R (for now at least), but not enough time has passed to beat the longevity factor yet. The -R however is still read on the old v3 and v4 designs with original laser units (the few that still exist?...hehe).
So from the ones metioned above, within the $200~~$235 range, given my PS2 stats, which will be ideal?
Someone who has a fliptop, a V7 console, and has had success making backups.. which burner did you use?