Plextor PX-708UF DVD Writer
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Most horrible product been used. Now It burn
all kinds 8x or 16x DVD disks at 1X or 2X speed.
Tried all versions of firmware upgrade and it's no
use. Will NEVER buy a plextor!!!
Comments posted by Bob from United States, January 06, 2006. Rated this writer 5 of 10.
Comments posted by mobius from United States, September 11, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
This writer's performance really is superb, apart from looking very stylish, too.
Having had a lot of problems with playback on standalone DVD players, I decided to purchase this drive and have not had one single coaster or playback problem in any player I've tested. You can't really ask for more, can you?
I'm using quality AA+ Ritek DVD-R's. I've found it really doesn't pay to use cheap media, although the Plex seems to cope well with cheap stuff, too !
One very happy Plextor customer.
Comments posted by Filmbuff from United Kingdom, August 02, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
this Plextor PX-708UF is worth it.. burned almost a 75 dvd-/+r as of now... still no coasters encountered.. just recently upgraded my firmware to 1.06. tried the cheapest dvd-r media for $13 50pcs already consumed the half of it.. and still no coaster.. although its a bit pricey.. but you get both firewire and usb2.0 ports... you can use it with 2 computers using the port selection switch, the other one is connected via usb2.0 and the other one using firewire.. i prefer using my drive with firewire.. :)
Comments posted by patryk from Philippines, April 27, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Just got it and it works flawlessly. Could'nt get any better. Highly recommend. Real quality!
Comments posted by rakljk from United States, March 16, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.
Have had this burner for about three weeks now and have burned about 40 dvd movies, have not had one single coaster. Using dvd decrypter, dvd shrink, and Nero for dvd movies. Also comes with stand so you can store it vertically (very nice if you have mutliple drives :)
I can't say enough about this burner as it is pricey, but burns fast and perfect!!!! I had an external tdk 4x ext. 440n burner and returned that as I only burned two watchable movies out of a stack of ten with the same software!
Comments posted by emeraldblonde from United States, February 04, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Simply the best! I cannot get a coaster even if I'm trying :)
Using Nero 6 Ultra edition, DVD Shrink, DVD X Copy and works excellent.
Tried Khypermedia, Memorex media... DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and all of them work great.
I did about 30 DVD's with multi Xbox games using ISO Craxtion and no problem to play them in moded Xbox.
Also tried CD-R media to burn some audio, iso's and data in combination with Nero and also everything was perfect.
No problem to download files and browse internet (DSL), do a streaming (using Relax 0.74) to Xbox at the same time when plextor burns DVD. My machine is PIII/733 MHz, 512 MB RAM.
Comments posted by Al Coholic from United States, January 23, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
ok once again the drive is the best...Roxio basic that is included with drive is poo poo!!!. I got Roxio plat (full retail just to test of coarse) from web and it is far superior (encoding) than the basic that is included with burner. I burned a dvd now with smooth video and good picture.. the encoder that comes with basic makes a large video look real blocky so poo poo to Plextor for not giving us a better program with our lovely drive and poo poo to roxio for releasing a version that will try to force one to pay alot to get what they should of got in first place..
Comments posted by djbri from Other, January 04, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Great drive!!! the basic roxio software could be better but better dvd authoring software can be easily had on the internet...try Tmpgenc software it is pretty good ..I burned quite a few dvds and not one coaster... I would suggest the internal or external version of this drive..good job plextor...and poo poo to Roxio!!!
Comments posted by djbri from Other, January 01, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.
Superb DVD burner. Decided on this model after narrowing the field down to the Sony DRX500ULX, Plextor PX-708UF and the Pioneer DVR-S606. The deciding factor for me was Plextor's long-standing reliability, compatibility and support for their products. I have been a long-standing supporter of Plextor's products and will continue to be one in the future. The only negative thing I can say about the company is that their products are a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. If you want commercial grade products that will likely outlast your current computer for a couple dollars more, then go with a Plextor you will not be disappointed.
Comments posted by sfoor from Other, December 02, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
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New comments= New comments since your last visit.
New Writer = New DVD Writer since your last vist.
Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.
Write support / Read support
DVD-R = Works
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.
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)
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.