Best dual layer DVD recorder

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by silverback66, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. silverback66 macrumors regular

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    What's the best dual layer DVD recorder available (at a reasonable price of course)?
     
  2. opik macrumors member

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    I would say Plextor PX-716UF does the job. A friend has mine bought it for his iMac and completely satisfied. LG is about to release a new external drive withing the next few weeks and from the reviews it sounds like the best one except it doesn't have a MAC compability. It can write DVD-RAM, LightScribe, and is a bit faster than the Plextor. Google them both on the internet and compare.
     
  3. wattage macrumors 6502

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    I am happy with my LaCie D2 DL (lightscribe). External and using with my Powebook. It also comes with SilverKeeper, great backup software.
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Have you used the Lightscribe feature to label discs? If do, how does it look?


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  5. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    you need special disks to lightscribe right?
     
  6. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Correct. The top of the discs are covered in a material that reacts to the laser in the DVD recorder. They are more expensive than non-Lightscribe discs, but not prohibitively expensive.

    Lethal
     
  7. masterapple04 macrumors regular

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    Lacie D2, hands down. I have one, and I've used them on a few friends' computers. They cannot be beat for reliability.
     
  8. wattage macrumors 6502

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    The discs have a flat gold cover on them. I used one on a backup of 'A River Runs Through It' I put a picture and the movie title on it. Looks ok, nothing super special, it would be nice to simply Name discs though. I think it took around 30 min for the pict and title. The discs are expensive.
     
  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I've heard that both Lacie and Plextor make good drives, so those would be my recommendations.
     

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