Best DVD burners and what about these new dual layer burners
Posted on 2004-09-24
What's your favorite DVD & CD burner? I really only need -DVD format (because my Suburban's factory player doesn't like +DVD, so I never use it), but I see that most burners nowdays are dual format. I'm in no hurry to explore dual-layer DVD since the media prices are still high and I'm not sure how good the whole dual-layer home-burner process will be. It sounds like it could potentially be finicky because of the required precision for the way the dual layering works, but I dunno. I have to burn single layer DVDs at 2x to get a good enough burn for that crappy Panasonic player that GM puts in Suburbans. It's a special OEM configuration so I'm stuck with it.
Would you recommend one that has dual layer? What brands & current models are the highest regarded by most experts? Getting a highest-quality burn even at faster speeds would be ideal.
Is an 8X burner more likely to make a higher quality butn at 4x than a 4x burner would make at 4x speed? When they rate those speeds, theere ought to be an industry-standard "crappy burner" that is used, cuz 4x or 8x may NOT mean that you can get by with burning that fast, it mostly depends on how good your players are at error-correction.