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Old 05-01-2008, 06:58 PM #1
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can i use any 16x - 20x dvd burner to get the LD from. does it matter of brand name.


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Don't get Samsung or lite-on drives.
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ok what would be a good one to get then. and just so i know what is wrong with lite drivers
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Lite-on drives contain short open can diodes which aren't near as powerful as long open can diodes.
I recommend you get this drive, it contains a long open can diode.
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i have a dvd recorder from my tv. can i uses that to get the LD. the tray is broke and i am getting a new one
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You need a dvd burner, not a reader. Unless you want to make a <5mW laser.
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it is a DVD RECORDER. it records movies from the tv. so it has to burn dvds
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Oh I'm sorry it's just that since you mentioned a TV I imagined you meant just a plain DVD player, and that's what a lot of new people are always asking. Guess I should have read CLOSER. ;D

So what speed does it burn DVDs at?
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i be leave it burns at 8x. i hope this will work for my first laser.
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It can work but I have no idea what current to drive the diode at since I haven't seen people use 8x diodes before.
I saw a video on youtube once of a guy burning through a floppy disk with an 8x diode. He said it had put out 84mW max but he didn't say what current he was driving the diode at.
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ok. i have the LD for free so i will play with it until i get the sony 20x dvd burner to play with. this will be a test run
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