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Is a DVD burner a compromise for CD burning?
Old 6th September 2007
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Is a DVD burner a compromise for CD burning?

I am about to get a completely new computer setup, and want to know if the quality or error rate is any better on a dedicated internal CD burner, or if a DVD burner is just as good for burning CDs.

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Blair
Old 6th September 2007
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It totally depends on the particular DVD burner you are using. The results that I get from my PX716 DVD burner are virtually identical to the results from my Premium CD burner.

The results I get from a Sony DVD burner fitted to a PC I bought recently are terrible though.

Cheers

James.
Old 6th September 2007
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pioneer dvd writers have some of the best quality burns of any cd/dvd writer.

check:

CdrInfo.com - The Hardware Authority

see the detailed reviews with full graphs of all quality related data like error rates etc with many different media. also depends on the speed of writing, firmware etc... try CD Freaks.com - Worlds largest digital storage community for more of this kind of info
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