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Re: [ProgSoc] dvd stuff
On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Murray Grant wrote:
> > > Are there any drives
> > > I should be looking for in preference to others?
> > They're all the same, really.
> > There are some popular ones out there, like that Pioneer DVD-105S model
> > (i.e. the slot-load one) for instance, and you could probably find a crack
> > app on the web that'll allow you to disable the RPC-2 firmware on it and
> > make it RPC-1 if that's what you're really after...
> I own the tray load version of the Pioneer DVD-105.
That would be the Pioneer DVD-115. 105's don't come in tray format...
The firmware should be similar, though...
> It reads CDs better
> than most CD-ROMs I've bought. The Creative 12x DVD (not sure about the
> model) my dad bought recently has problems reading CD-Rs and
> CD-RWs. Because of the different laser wavelengths needed to read DVDs
> over CDs, some DVD readers have problems reading CDs (I read this
> somewhere, can't remember where now).
I've got a Mitsubishi Diamond Data DVD-ROM (model 1640A-132), and it's
more reliable than the Pioneer 105S Slot Drive a mate of mine had. It can
read just about anything I throw at it, and an added bonus is that it
doesn't shake my entire PC Case while it's spinning at high speed (a far
cry from the LG CD-ROM Drive that I used to have)
The only thing that the DVD-ROM has trouble trying to read are those DVDs
that are Dual Layered: It usually takes about 20 minutes with the laser
head moving back and forth before it can finally read those DVD types
(which is sucky 'coz nowadays a growing number of DVDs are now Dual
Layered to cram more video time and extra bells 'n whistles into them).
> Murray Grant
> Progsoc Computer Systems Officer
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