Sony BWU-100A DVD Writer

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Sony BWU-100A


OEM:
Panasonic
Chipset:Panasonic
24xCDR ZCLV
16xCDRW ZCLV
8xDVD-R ZCLV
6xDVD-RW CLV
4xDVD-RDL CLV
8xDVD+R ZCLV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
4xDVD+RDL CLV
5xDVD-RAM ZCLV
2xBD-R CLV
2xBD-RE CLV
2xBD-R DL CLV
2xBD-RE DL CLV
HDDVD-R
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HDDVD-RDL
HDDVD-RWDL
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32xCD
12xDVD
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HDDVD
EIDE, 8MB
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$700 9.0/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Imation 2xBD-RE (MEI...T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 2xBD-RE (VERBATIM0) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2xBD-RE (MEI...T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2xBD-R (MEI...T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Panasonic 2xBD-RE (MEI...T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 2xBD-R (MEI...T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 2xBD-R (SONY..ES1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2xBD-RE (TDKBLDWBA) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim 2xBD-RE (VERBATIM0) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I can now say that my two previous posts here reflect almost entirely on the software bundled with the Sony BWU-100a. The Cyberlink PowerProducer still only makes simplified "BDAV" projects that lack menus....and do not even play on Sony's own BDP-S1 player (with 3/12/07, ver 1.55 firmware). I have had great success with full "BDMV" projects and menus using Roxio's DVDit Pro HD. It makes 2 hour+ projects on BD-R and BD-RE (25GB and about $20) and if your project is 30 minutes or so, full BDMV projects can be burned on DVD+R that costs one dollar.


Comments posted by Don from United States, May 12, 2007. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Followup:
On the above trial, I noticed a DVD I had made as 4:3 was stretched by the Samsung player. A post on the AVS forum suggests that later build machines (August in their case) had fixed this and 4:3 played pillar-boxed. Thus the machine the retailer let me borrow must have been an early version. This is all very early stuff - buyer beware!


Comments posted by Don from United States, September 27, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.







Comments posted by Don from United States, September 14, 2006. 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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