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  • amdfanboy - Monday, October 04, 2004 - link

    *Test* Reply
  • chucky2 - Friday, October 01, 2004 - link

    As a follow-up to reviewing the LG GSA-4160BI drive, it'd be nice if you do review the drive that you use the lastest revision of the firmware, which I belive is available here (http://us.lgservice.com/b2c/jsp/SubSys.jsp?SYS=SWL... by choosing DVD-Writer.

    In fact, I think the latest revision of firmware for each drive should be used so as to be fair to all drivers involved.

    Thanks either way for doing the review, even if you don't include the LG!

    Chuck
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  • deathwalker - Thursday, September 30, 2004 - link

    A final thought on my original post...the Pioneer 108 is $79 at newegg and this BenQ is $77...for a $2 difference give me the pioneer any day of the week. I'll pay $2 more for a company that has been doing it right for a long time vs. a company that is still tring to figure out how to do it right. Reply
  • deathwalker - Thursday, September 30, 2004 - link

    Well..just call me a stick in the mud..but..if the chipset in use on this burner is a version of the one that was in the NU-082, then they can keep it. I have a NU-082 and it is quite possibly the worst optical device i have ever put in a computer..and just to think I bought it due to the praise it recieved from AnandTech. Having gotten that off my chest..keep up the good work guys I know you do your best to bring us quality reviews with objective analysis. Reply
  • WooDaddy - Thursday, September 30, 2004 - link

    A couple of questions:

    - What is Mount Rainier?
    - Will the overview include a table of features per drive? In particular I'd like to see things like HD-Burn and DVD-RAM read capablities, etc.
    - Bitsetting disks .... why not just burn all discs in DVD-ROM format anyway? Is there a benefit to burning in the other? DVD-ROM is supposedly more compatible anyway. (This is a question, not a statement.)

    And last but not least,
    - Why won't Ian STFU!? Geez... Quit acting like a hater... If Anandtech doesn't have something you like, do you own damn website. oh wait.. YOU DO! So go do it! (Kris, I know you wanted to say that.)

    For the record, IAN YOU HAVEN'T EVEN DONE A REVIEW ON THE DVR-108 YET! NOR HAVE YOU DONE A REVIEW ON ANY DRIVE WITH 16X -R MEDIA...

    Gawd...

    You do have a nice website and whole helluva comprehensive reviews. But because you're such a d|ck, I'll wait for Anandtech to come out with their review.
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  • assemblage - Thursday, September 30, 2004 - link

    I don't like the mouseover images you all are using. Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    Ian: Got any 16X -R media for us to test it with?

    Kristopher
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  • Ian@CDRlabs - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    It says Pioneer DVR-108 above the specs.

    Why no 16x -R writing tests?
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  • chucky2 - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    I'd really like to see how the LG GSA-4160BI drive stacks up in the roundup...with a current price of $86 + $4 shipping, it'd be interesting to see how it compares to the larger names like Sony, Pioneer, etc. Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    lennylim: Fixed.

    Kristopher
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  • Compddd - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    Is the Pioneer DVR-A08XL still the best one though? Reply
  • lennylim - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    Firmware link is incorrect, although it doesn't take much to figure out what it should be. Reply
  • Fionavar - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    Did you say weeks on the round-up? I hope it is much sooner than that as I need a new DVD player and at the moment I am seriously considering the NEC ND-3500 ... the specs and the fact that it comes with the full Nero 6 package is a seeller - of course your round-up might tell me otherwise ... Reply
  • Resh - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    Why did you guys put this out before the round-up? Seems to indicate you think this one is better than the rest, which makes one wonder about the point of the round-up.

    Anyway, get the damn thing out so I can buy one already. :)
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  • Basse - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    ...and some are missing!

    Looking forward to reading the roundup :-)
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  • Basse - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    Check the mouseover images, they seem a tad large. Reply
  • UlricT - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    uuhhh... what is this here?

    Page 3:
    "...Unfortunately, the drive lacks DVD-RAM and Mount Rainer support. The drive claims slightly quicker than average access times as well.

    Make a special note of some of the neater capabilities of this drive, including DVD-RAM support,..."
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