OT: Help on buying DVD burner...

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I am going to buy a DVD burner and would like your input on what to
look for and what I should avoid when considering one. I don't have a
lot of money that I can afford to spend on one, so I wanted to keep it
under $150 if possible. Also, which is a good brand to stick with and
are there any to avoid at all costs?

Lastly, I want to do some video editing, copying parts off VHS tapes I
have accumulated over the years (mostly piano performances,cutting out
all the commentary and just making a disc of the actual playing). I
have only a 30 gig HD right now, but I am going to add a second one.
What gig size would you suggest would be appropriate for this? 100/200
gig? or less?

I have a Gateway machine, Pentium 4, 1.8, with 1024 installed memory.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Rusty

Re: OT: Help on buying DVD burner...


| I am going to buy a DVD burner and would like your input on what to
| look for and what I should avoid when considering one. I don't have a
| lot of money that I can afford to spend on one, so I wanted to keep it
| under $150 if possible. Also, which is a good brand to stick with and
| are there any to avoid at all costs?
|
| Lastly, I want to do some video editing, copying parts off VHS tapes I
| have accumulated over the years (mostly piano performances,cutting out
| all the commentary and just making a disc of the actual playing). I
| have only a 30 gig HD right now, but I am going to add a second one.
| What gig size would you suggest would be appropriate for this? 100/200
| gig? or less?
|
| I have a Gateway machine, Pentium 4, 1.8, with 1024 installed memory.
|
| Thanks in advance for your help.
|
| Rusty

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Re: Help on buying DVD burner...

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From that last statement, I assume that you're looking for an internal DVD
burner.

Two years ago, I bought myself the NEC ND-3500A for $74 from Newegg.
A year later, I bought my daughter an NEC ND-3550A drive for $40.
So your $150 target is EASY to beat.

Both of these were "OEM" units, meaning:
   - No instructions ... but all you need to know is how to the unit in with
4 screws.
   - No software ... but I already had Nero.
   - No cables ... but both computers already had an extra power connector
and an extra IDE connector, so I didn't need cables.

We've had good luck with both NEC units. No failures so far. And they can
burn at 16x speed using 8x disks (certain brands). I like to stick with TY
brand.



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