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DVD ROM - Sony or Toshiba

Postposted on Sun Dec 29, 2002 2:19 pm

I am getting a DVD finally, and just wondered which one to get. I have heard the Toshiba is better fo reading all the sub-channel data, but the spin up time is a bit slower than the Sony. Also I have read that the Sony is quieter.

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Postposted on Sun Dec 29, 2002 2:30 pm

I have a Sony on my computer, and it's doing very well. I've extracted many sub-channel data, and so far, I didn't have any problems. From what I know the Toshiba has the hability to read the DVD-R more easily, but is more expensive...
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Postposted on Sun Dec 29, 2002 2:39 pm

my toshiba is really quiet... i dont know if you could get any quieter.
i dont know anything about Sony DVD drives though.
i havent had any probs with my toshiba drive.... its been good to me. *singing* yeah good to me baby.
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Postposted on Sun Dec 29, 2002 2:41 pm

and .. its only $39
http://www.essencompu.com/nupplysingar.asp?ID=2864

havent seen any cheaper.. although i'm sure there are somewhere.. i just havent looked much. $39 seems good to me
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Postposted on Sun Dec 29, 2002 4:20 pm

Thanx guys

I'll probably order the Toshiba.

As both of you have stated it's backwards compatible, and it reads DVD-R better than Sony.

danny e:

$39 would be a great price if it was in Canadian pesos, but up here it'll cost me about $75-$80. :x (damn Canadian loonie)

Thanx for all the info guys, it was helpful. :wink:
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