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    Hi there,

    I have just got a new computer for christmas and i want to stick a DVD-RW in it. At the moment it has an LG CD-RW.

    If I was to get one how would i copy a dvd? Would I also have to buy a plain DVD player to go with it? Or do dvd-rw have a program that can create an image of the DVD you want to copy? If so how long does a dvd image take to complete?

    I have seen a dvd-rw that i like the look of which is the: Pioneer DVR-106 4x DVD DUAL R/RW IDE BURNER - OEM for 84 at ebuyer. Does anyone know if this is a good deal or can suggest another dvd drive which i could buy instead?

    Thanks so much!!

    Frosticle:cheers:

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    Bein' an OEM version it's unlikely that it will come with the software needed to do ya burnin' with. Buy a retail pack and that way it will have the software ya require. No ya do not need another DVD player plus ya can keep the CDRW in there.

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    Just make sure you get a multiformat drive.
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    thanks a lot guys! good help and ill be getting that DVD_RW in no time. :)

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    What I mean by multiformat is it will use dvd-r, dvd-rw, dvd+r, and dvd+rw. Dont run out and by a whole bunch of discs right away. First make sure which format will work with your home dvd player(s), then get more discs.(some players are picky)
    Another thing, I can't get any dvd-rom to recognize these burnt discs and have to use a dvd burner to play them on a pc.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

    opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
    thermaltake tsunami dream -black
    seagate sataII 500gb
    evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
    samsung sata dvd-rw
    2x1024 ocz black
    logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
    ocz fatal1ty 550w

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    Cheers for the help,

    What is the difference between dvd-r and dvd+r?? Is +r better than -r or the other way around? What is the best to have? Should i get a + driver or a - driver? Or both?

    Thanks a lot

    Frosty

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    Have a look at LiteOn's, Pioneer's or Sony's dual DVD writers which will cover both DVD formats for ya.

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    what do you think of this?



    Sony's Dual RW DVD technology means you don't have to worry about DVD formats. Create DVDs of your favorite home movies and even interactive slide shows that playback on most standard DVD players. Dual RW drives can burn all popular DVD formats and even CD-R/RW, so you're covered no matter which of the popular DVD formats becomes popular. Supports all popular DVD formats for maximum compatibility. Write speed - DVD+R 4x, DVD+RW 4x, DVD-R 4x, DVD-RW 2x, CD-R 24x, CD-RW 10x 1/4x. Read speed - DVD+R, DVD+RW 4x, DVD-R 2x, DVD-RW 2x, CD-R 24x, CD-RW 10x/4x, DVD-ROM 8x, CD-ROM 32x.

    for 76.30

    Good Deal / Bad deal?

    Thanks

    Frosty

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    Ya'd have to have someone from your country to be able to tell ya whether it's a good deal or not but that's the type ya need but don't forget to get discs for all formats as well.

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    In the real world, there's not much difference between the + and - media. Most will work in most DVD players, however same players might not like one of the types, or it might not accept either. It's mostly trial and error. So getting a multi-format drive will be better as you'll be able to find out which media works better for you.

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