NEC ND-1100A DVD Writer

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NEC ND-1100A


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2 3t PRO 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 3t PRO 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Acro Circle 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Arita 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Arita 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BenQ 8xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ2) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 2.4xDVD+RW (NANYASC.DRW) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 BestMedia Platinum 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 BestMedia Platinum 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Budget 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
6 Bulkpaq 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 4 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Bulkpaq 2.4xDVD+R (PRODISC.R01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Clas Ohlson 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Clas Ohlson 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 CompUSA 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 4 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOP2) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 DataTrack 2.4xDVD+R (DATATRAK001) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Datawrite Generation 2 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Digital Matrix 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
5 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 5 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (VDSP.SAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 GreatAZO 4xDVD+R (VDSPMSAB001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Hello Disc 2.4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hema 2.4xDVD+RW (SENTINELW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Hi Space 2.4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA001) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hi Space 4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA040) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 HP 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
6 HP 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 6 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Imation 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Infiniti 2.4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Infiniti 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 2xDVD-R (DDD DVDR....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 2.4xDVD+R (PRODISC.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Intenso 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 KHypermedia 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Kodak 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Liquid Video 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Liquid Video 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 2.4xDVD+RW (MCC.....A01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Maxell 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Medianca 2.4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Memorex 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (MBIPG101R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
10 Memorex 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 8 good, 2 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD+R (VDSPMSAB001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsumi 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MMore 4xDVD+R (MBIPG101R03) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
8 Nashua 2.4xDVD+R (DATATRAK001) comments, 5 good, 1 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Nashua 2.4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Optimum 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Packard Bell 2.4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Packard Bell 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (Philips.081) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Philips 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 4 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Plextor 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Premium 16xDVD+R (SONY....D21) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PrimeDisc 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PrimeDisc 4xDVD+RW (RITEK...004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Radius 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Ritek 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 4 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Ritek 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 4 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sentinel 2.4xDVD+RW (CMC MAG.W01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sentinel 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sentinel 2.4xDVD+RW (SENTINELW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sentinel 4xDVD+RW (SENTINELW02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 4xDVD+R (AML.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sky 4xDVD+R (POMSA0010R.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 SmartBuy 2.4xDVD+R (PRODISC.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sony 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Sony 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Staples 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Storquest 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 2.4xDVD+RW (MCC.....A01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 TDK 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Traxdata 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Traxdata 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Traxdata 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...R01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TX (Think Xtra) 8xDVD+R (VDSPMSAB002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Velocity 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLife) 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLife) 2.4xDVD+RW (CMC MAG.W01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLife) 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLife) 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MCC.....001) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
5 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 4 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
5 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+RW (MCC.....A01) comments, 2 good, 2 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+RW (MKM.....A02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) / Pastel Disc 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim DigitalMovie 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I got my drive with my new dell, i burnt a dvd+r no problem with dvd encryptor, i cant get nero, fireburner, or ez cd creator to read the drive. I updated my aspi drivers and also flashed the drive with the latest firmware. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Comments posted by Anthony from Other, June 18, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





Got mine for 169 euro. For it's price a great machine. But: I could not write any firmware, not the nec one, not the rpc-1 (which would be nice). It does not work well with Nashua DVD+R (avoid like the plague), the nashua's could be read on my saba dvd player, and the toshiba of my dell laptop, but not in a hitachi dvd rom or a philips combo of my mac. I tried Maxell and Philips DVD+R which worked without problems. For the money great value, just need to fix the firmware thing. And avoid nashua.


Comments posted by Christian from Other, June 11, 2003. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





Reinhart I had the same problem with rewriting to dvd+rw's as well, so I went out and bought a new dvd player which was +rw compatible. Most older dvd players will have a problem with +rw's because of the bitsetting of +rw's. +r's don't have this problem because they match the dvd-rom bitsetting whereas +rw's don't. Other drives can use a patching program to fix this but unfortunetly the current firmware of the 1100A doesn't support changing the bitsetting. I never did try the image trick though. Oh well, another new dvd player. My girlfriend understands, NOT!


Comments posted by pavesk8 from Other, June 10, 2003. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





This is working great for me. Burnt some DVDs with Nero - no problem. I burned directly from DVD drive as well as from an image. I am using Verbatim 4X +R media.
The DVDs play in my settop toshiba SD-3109.
I had a problem with my Epox motherboard's VIA ide driver. This driver was causing hangups. Once I removed it, Windows XP directly supported it, it worked flawlessly.
Great drive at a great price. I bought it as Cendyne 225.


Comments posted by kulata from Other, June 08, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





This drive is great - mine is the NEC-branded one, not the Dell OEM and everything works as it should. I can create DVD+R video from Nero or direct from Ulead DVD Workshop and they all play fine on set-top players (Toshiba SD-2109 and SD-100). No joy with +RW discs as neither player likes them, but I use the +RW for testing final DVD's before committing to +R and also I use a couple for backup of video work in progress and general day-to-day data (digital photos, downloaded software that I bought etc.).
At the moment, I'm sticking with Verbatim 4x +R discs as they have worked well and I get them for a reasonable price.


Comments posted by Nick Evans from Other, May 29, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I'm back!
Just tried the trick. Burn to image with nero and after that: burn that image to de DVD recorder! Very weird, but I get working DVD's this way. Any clue anyone?????

Reijndert.


Comments posted by Reijndert from Other, May 28, 2003. Rated this writer 5 of 10.







Comments posted by R. de Haas from Other, May 28, 2003. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





I've only had this drive for about a week. After rebate, I paid $130 (US) at Staples. So far, I'm happy. But, I'll start w/ the bad.

Burns with both Nero (current version, just downloaded) and Pinnacle Studio 8 (current version) fail to burn to this disk properly, UNLESS SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN. Both write to the disk, but create disks (dvd+r and dvd+rw) that cannot be read, even by the 1100A drive, even using just Window Explorer.

Now, for the excellent news - the problem is easy to overcome. Using Studio 8 for authoring (because of its editing capability), I created video content, but did not burn. Then, I opened nero and selected to make a new DVD-Video disk. I moved the content that I created in Studio 8 into the Video_TS in the Nero windows. I then had nero create a disk image only, i.e., without burning to the disk. After that, I used nero to burn a DVD+R (or DVD+RW) from the image. Worked perfectly, my ancient pioneer 414 DVD standalone player reads the resulting disks like a champ, and the workaround takes only a little time (particularly compared to the many hours it takes to rendered capture VHS video into DVD-format).

Since the NEC 1100A can certainly do a fine job of writing DVD's, I give good marks to the drive. I wish that the authors of DVD authoring applications would do a better job of providing full compatibility with this drive however. From what little I've read so far, it seems like other drives can have similar problems with some software.


Comments posted by edelbeb from Other, May 28, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Dell is replacing mine under warranty! It would burn DVD+R's but not DVD+RW's. I am getting perfect burns with Ritek+2.4's($1.75) and CopyTo DVD($30.00). I tried the firmware upgrade but no luck. I will keep you posted on the new drive. Dell tech support is GREAT!


Comments posted by gary431 from Other, May 26, 2003. Rated this writer 6 of 10.





This burner is the best buy ive ever made concerning computer related hardware, i mean it works like a swiss armyknife, with everything i trow in it. Its fast and stable,Ive tried it with:
Soft:
Nero
RecordNowMax
Copytodvd

media:
packard bell
Verbatim
TDK
Fujifilm
Ritek
3 t pro
Memorex

have yet to miss watching movies in my samsung s224



Comments posted by veloci from Other, May 24, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





After using the Pioneer 103 I jumped at this when the price got to an acceptable level. Also with -r prices on the rise this was a no brainer.
The burner has worked perfectly and is so much faster then the 103. Throw away the included software and go to town with the one clicks or CCE.


Comments posted by Sepen from Other, May 24, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





After being used to the highly praised Pioneer A05, i was a little skeptical about getting the NEC +RW burner..I was woried it wouldn't burn as well and just would be top quality like the Pioneer...i was gladly wrong.

I've backed up many dvds on cheap Optimum brand dvd+r with no problems what so ever. Works perfectly fine with my dvd burning suite...dvd decrypter, dvd2one and record now max.

I'm very happy with this burner but I bought it at Staples for 179.99 after rebate under the Cednyne badge but I will be retuning and buying from avlogic.com for 147.00 plus shipping.


Comments posted by vice86 from Other, May 23, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





For those having trouble with the NEC ND-1100A, here's my two cents. I got the burner for $80 with a new Dell dimension. I upgraded the firmware to the latest. Like others have mentioned I've had a hard time burning working dvds with 3rd party software like Nero--particularly if I want the disc to play on a home dvd player. So far the ONLY software that burns dependably with this drive is Sonic Solutions DVDit! PE. I've tried Nero with all the different UDF settings. I've tried Roxio 6, Sonic DVD architect, Stomp, and at least 3 others I can't remember. None made discs that played on home units and many didn't play on the same drive that burned them. Even "MyDVD" that shipped with the burner had problems. So if you're going through similar problems save yourself the week of agony I went through before I found something that worked (thank god for file sharing). Adobe is coming out with burning software in the summer--hopefully a real software company will get it right.


Comments posted by Pink from Other, May 21, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





I bought this burner recently for $160 for AVLogic.com. I have burnt 4 DVD+Rs and 6 DVD+RWs with NO PROBLEMS. Well, the only problem that I had (which I knew before I bought the burner) was that my old stand alone player (Apex 600-AD) does not play +R.

I have only burnt DVDs using Pinnacle's Instant Copy and the current version of Nero.

I have used K-Hypermedia Optimum and Fuji DVD media.

It may not support both formats, but for the money you can't loose!!!


Comments posted by BlizzofOZ from Other, May 20, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Dell HAS a Flash fix for this DVD burner/R59801!!. Works great. Loves Ritek 2.4 purple/ R or RW. 30 DVD's burnt without a coaster. I have found no disadvantages. DvdXcopy, DVD2one Great burns with CopytoDVD/ worth the $30.00 & very easy to use. Easy CD is a waste. Best of luck.
The DVD's play well on the Philips 724AT. Process and burn in 45 minutes.


Comments posted by gary431 from Other, May 15, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.







Comments posted by eisbaer from Other, May 14, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





This writer is the dogs danglies.... it only gets 9 because of relatively low CDR/RW speed (and of course the lack of DVD- support)

;o)

C


Comments posted by Carl from Other, May 13, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





This is an excellent writer, with DVD decryptor, dvd toolkit and nero I have make DVD+Rs that even play back in my 4 year old philips 420at that has trouble reading CD-R


Comments posted by JP from Other, May 12, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.







Comments posted by Jack Visser from Other, May 04, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Bought it (ND-1100A) 3 days (30 Apr) ago. Firmware is 1.90, price was US$158 at Hong Kong. So far so good. Had burnt a few DVD+R discs with original DV contents transcoded to MPEG2. Had also burnt some DVD+RW (repeatedly on 1 disc) for testing purpose. Burn a 4.7GB disc takes 22 minutes on 2.4x medium.

My set top DVD player (which is a Skyworth 1050D) is able to read the DVD+R and DVD+RW discs written by the ND-1100A. But I found a 2 years' old Sony set top DVD player which doesn't like DVD+R nor DVD+RW!

Also tried to rip an original region 1 pressed DVD (Air Force One) using DVDDecrypter. Surprised me is that the DVD is a DVD-10 disc (double side and each side with one layer) but not a DVD-18. I ripped one side (the widescreen side) and burnt the ISO image to a DVD+RW, and just enjoying perhaps the 10 times I watched the movie at home! The first scene (to capture General Radek) is my favorite test on DVD players (for MPEG decode, deinterlace and video performance) and TVs!

On the down side, there is NO rpc-1 firmware yet! So, has to keep another DVD-ROM drive on my PC to read disc.

I really look forward if the ND-1100A can be updated to write DVD-R and DVD-RW. If I had that US$100 extra in my pocket, I will buy the Pioneer A05! My personal experience is that DVD-R is still the most compatible media on set top boxes. But the ND-1100A is just so cheap!

Branded media is around US$2 per DVD+R (TDK/Verbatim 2.4X) and US$3 per DVD+RW (TDK/Verbatim 2.4X) here in Hong Kong. They made me remember the time when I bought a piece of Kodak CDR at US$7 around 7 years ago, and the legacy 2X Yamaha/Plextor CDR drive!

Anyway, the quality of the ND-1100A is within my expectation.

My 2 cents.

Stephen Wong at Hong Kong.


Comments posted by Stephen Wong from Other, May 02, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Great Burner !
I use it since three weeks and I'm very happy with it.
Burned a lot of DVDs (data and movies) from different manufacturers such as
- Intenso +RW
- verbatim +R / +RW
- philips +R
They all work fine in my computer and different desktops.

I guess it's important to burn with the last version of NERO if you use it. I choose ISO/UDF and strict Iso Level 1 / UDF 1.02 and that's it.

I'm now a little bit worried about the posting of grey imports (I bought it online and I will check my serial-no.) allthough I think that NEC can't refuse support and I can't read in NEC's press statement something about that you can't run firmware updates on it.

I don't miss the -R burning capability and I'm happy that I've saved the +100 Euro which I would have to spend for it. Life cyles are very short and I'll better buy a 8x burner next year ;-)


Comments posted by Frank from Other, April 30, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.







Comments posted by James from Other, April 29, 2003. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





The writer is currently on sale in Germany for approx. 180 EUR by many online retailers.
But if you decide to buy, you should be aware of this press release by NEC: http://www.necd.de/press.php?id=223
It's in german, so I try to summarize it's content:
NEC warns about import drives with a non-upgradable firmware, which is not supported by NEC on the european market.
Supported drives can be recognized by the letters "GNX" or "VOB" on the drive printed next to the serial number.
Non-supported Imports have a "GEF" next to the serial.
NEC advises to return the drives with the "GEF"-Lebel to the retailer to have them exchanged with a "VOB" or "GNX" drive.


Comments posted by mastad from Other, April 27, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





I would like to communicate with DJ Petro who left a comment just today (April 24, 2003) and has had such good results from the burner.
I have tried using several different applications to burn, and out of 15 tries have only come out with 3 DVD's that will work properly. Currently am using the Movies to CD/DVD by Magix - previously used AverDVD by Mediostream - tried MyDVD by Sonic - and was told by Dell tech support to use the Easy CD Creator. All of which are giving me problems. I would really like to figure this out if someone would be so kind as to assist me.


Comments posted by Melissa from Other, April 24, 2003. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





This drive is a champ. I have had absolutely no problems with this drive what so ever. It came with my Dell Desktop. I have made many burns with no coasters. Had to ditch Easy CD Creator because it blows. I have always had problems with it. Using RecordNow Max which is a sweet software and still burning with no problems.

DVD Media...
Imation
Verbatim
Memorex
all good burns

Only thing I wish it supported was -r/rw media.

Great Drive.



Comments posted by DJ Petro from Other, April 24, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.




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Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


Rating
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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