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Need CD-Writer, what choice ?

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Hi,
I am intending to buy a CD-Writer. But the choice is so great.
Should I buy a CD-Writer or a Re-Writer ?
With what machine can I make music CD's which can play on my CD-Player in my car ?

Thx for the information
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sleighd earned 20 total points
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petevdb,
I'll help you out as much as I can here. I've also been looking into this.
 
CD-R's: create cd-roms & audio cd's; can read cd-rom's & play   audio cd's

CD-RW's:(early models) read cd-rom's(cannot write), write cd-r's.
Disks made w/ cd-rw's can only be read by cd-rw's.

There is a new standard called Multiread, which will enable cd-rom's & compact disc players to read disks made w/ cd-rw drives.
I'm not sure if this standard is available now but if your looking to play audio cd's in your car, (assuming your cd player in your car doesn't have multiread capability (?), I'd go with the CD-R.
You'll wanna look into Multiread, I havn't read too much else about it.

Well, I hope that helps you a bit.
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by:ashleya
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whatever ever u decide on make sure it has a SCSI interface.. also i think that re-writers are a waste of time.. $2 for ordinary cd's (holds 650mb) re-writables $40+ (holds 650mb).. u work it out.. how many ordinary cd's can u burn for the price of a re-writable??? loads
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by:rmarotta
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petevdb,
I have a $249.00 IDE 2x6 re-writable recorder that burns CD-R or CD-R/W flawlessly.  You don't need to hassel with a SCSI interface to use it.
R/W blank prices are coming down every day.  Check newspaper sale ads.
Re-writables can be used to copy and erase just as you would on a floppy or hard drive.
The only way to know if your car player will play a certain CD-R is to try it.
There are many factors involved, including the media used.
Everthing you want to know about CD recording can be found at the following website:
http://www.fadden.com/cdrfaq/
Regards,
Ralph
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by:ashleya
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your car stereo will play it but cd-r's skip more than normal cd's.. i know i've tried it.. if u have a crap cd stacker and rough road.. might skip a lot..
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by:petevdb
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Thx, everyone for the information.
I'll look into the multi-read stations.
It is indeed a good idea to try music copies in my car. Just have to find someone with a CD-R(W). Maybe the store can help me out.

Thx a lot
Peter.
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