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Which DVD-ROM should I get??

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vtec96

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Im looking into a High Quality DVD player. Im have seen a few reviews on the Creative 16x, Toshiba, and Pioneer.......They say that the Creative does not rip DVD's as well as others! Im not really trying to rip DVD's now, just barely starting to view them:cool:
However, CD playing and Ripping are VERY important since this will be the only CD player in the system!!!!!

All seem to be less than $70, so in your opinion, which one would be the best all-around player?
 

Tweaked!

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I don't knoew a whole lot about dvd players, but I know that to rip dvd's you're going to need a dvd-r. I've got a cdrw now and I can rip data and music (regular media format and mp3 format), but can't actually rip dvd's.:( To rip a movie onto a dvd requires a dvd-r or dvd-rw. As far as cd players, I would'nt consider anything less than a cdrw. The one I have now is a Creative w/ the adaptec (Roxio) cd creator 5.0 platinum. It works just fine for me. Never had any problems out of it.:D
 

NASsoccer

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they are just awesome. i love my pioneer slot load everyone who sees my computer for some reason just wants one. They are an awesome drive and not at all expensive.
 

JaY_III

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i rember when i 1st got my 2x DVD (when they were like $300)...
left the tray open and kicked it by mistake....
I almost soiled myself thinking i broke it.....
(luckly the tray went back in and it still works)

And ever since that day i have always wanted a slot loading one... I fugured cars have them for CD's why cant computers?
 

scoobydoo

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Sep 1, 2001
I will third/forth the Pionner 116S slot load, that is the DVD drive of choice for home theater fanatics also. Fast, Quiet, Reliable!

I would have purchased one myself and I almost did, but I wanted a black drive(without painting) to match my Lian-Li case so I choose the Lite-On 16X drive.

I have had no problems with the Lite-On and matched with the Black 24X Lite-On CDRW it works great:)

So my top picks:

1. Pionner 116S
2. Lite-On
3. Toshiba
 

macky

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Omaha, NE
lonewolf1983 said:
anything pioneer
i have a dvd116 tray loader
the slot loader is the dvd 106s
both great drives for any cd/dvd and ripping


Hey, thanks for correcting my tunnel vision, lol. I guess its the 106S, not the 116S. Sometimes im wrong, and other times im waaaay off. LOL
 
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vtec96

vtec96

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wow!!! i guess the vote is for Pioneer... and slot load...
The slot load just looks kinda different than what im used to seeing in the front of the case :eek:
Any other opinions? I will consider pioneer since it seems to be so popular ... :cool:
 

scoobydoo

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macaddict311 said:



Hey, thanks for correcting my tunnel vision, lol. I guess its the 106S, not the 116S. Sometimes im wrong, and other times im waaaay off. LOL

I was following you and you let me astray! Damn you macaddict311;)
 

Colin

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Time for a dissenting vote. I went with a cheap Lite-On, primarily for it's audio performace. It's far better than my old Creative DVD drive and it sounds better than any drive I own. It also screams when ripping MP3s. Not bad for $53!
 

NASsoccer

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Colin said:
Time for a dissenting vote. I went with a cheap Lite-On, primarily for it's audio performace. It's far better than my old Creative DVD drive and it sounds better than any drive I own. It also screams when ripping MP3s. Not bad for $53!

competition is what makes products great. :) and i am sure the more opinions the better, at least that is what i would want when asking a question.:cool:
 

Dieni

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My Pioneer DVD slot in is really great. Especially after that I managed to brake the tray of my previous Sony 16x DVD player.