Philips DVD8701 DVD Writer

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Philips DVD8701


OEM:
Philips-BenQ
Chipset:Philips
48xCDR CAV
32xCDRW PCAV
16xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
16xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
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$75 6.5/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Bulkpaq 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD-R (OPTODISCR008) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MMore 4xDVD+R (MBIPG101R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Swisstec 8xDVD-R (OPTODISCR008) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
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Tried to burn to some Datawrite Yellow (8x) - the first disc burned at 8x as it should, the rest dropped to 4x despite the burn speed staying as "max" (the discs were from the same spindle / batch).

Manually setting the burn speed to 8x made no difference.

The media still burns happily at 8x on an LG drive I have attached to another machine.


Comments posted by Colin Wilson from United Kingdom, May 30, 2006. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





Just bought a new computer from Fujitsu siemens - a Scaleo H with AMD x2 4200 dual core etc etc, and the dvd writer was the Philips 8701. A bit unsure if I should cross flash as I have never done anything of the sort before. I would prefer it to be the Benq, as it has more add-ons, and seemingly a better drive.
Still hedging, mainly due to the warranty !


Comments posted by Phil K from United Kingdom, February 14, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.





Have this drive fitted to a Dell 5100.
No problems writing or reading DVD+R/RW.
Can write DVD-RW.
Cannot read DVD-RW disks (finalised, of course) created on my Panasonic DMRES20DEB. The panny created disks can be read on my old Tosh laptop and on my stand-alone DVD player.

Tried with Verbatim, Maxell, and TDK 2x and 4x media.


Comments posted by Mike from United Kingdom, January 01, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.





Anyone have Philips DVD8701 firmware for region free unlock/reset.


Comments posted by NUSTech from Singapore, December 13, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





OEM drive in Dell XPS 600.
So far no problems burning +R,-R and +RW discs with Nero 6. It's also burned CDR/RW discs with no problem. Bitsetting is available, I used DVDInfoPro to set it.

I haven't tried any DL media. Supposedly this can be cross-flashed to a Benq 1640, but I haven't seen a need to do so.


Comments posted by Dave from United States, November 21, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


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)


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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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