does anyone have the following

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by chickenbomb, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. chickenbomb

    chickenbomb Guest

    NEC ND-3500A dvd burner?

    and if so, what are your opinions f it?

    and what media does it "like"?
    chickenbomb, Nov 6, 2004
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    Peter Rawlings, Nov 6, 2004
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  3. Intenso,Verbatim,Infiniti so far no probs with anything I`ve tried.
    Peter Rawlings, Nov 6, 2004
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    Papageno Guest

    Ritek 8x media only burns at 8x. At 60 cents each, not bad.
    But if you want 8x, you'll need different media.

    I also bought 4x Verbatim DVD+RW. Burns fine at 4x.

    NEC has a recommended list for this burner.


    -R Mitsubishi Verbatim 16x 16x
    -R Fuji 8x 8x
    -R Mitsubishi Verbatim 4x 8x
    -R PVC Pioneer 4x 8x
    -R Sony 8x 8x
    -R Taiyo Yuden 4x 8x

    -RW Mitsubishi Verbatim 4x 4x
    -RW JVC 4x 4x
    -RW TDK 4x 4x
    -RW Mitsubishi Verbatim 2x 2x
    -RW JVC 2x 2x
    -RW TDK 2x 2x
    -RW PVC Pioneer 2x 2x
    -RW Mitsubishi Verbatim 1x 1x
    -RW JVC 1x 1x
    -RW PVC Pioneer 1x 1x
    -RW Sony 1x 1x
    -RW TDK 1x 1x

    +R Taiyo Yuden 16x 16x
    +R Maxell 8x 8x
    +R Ricoh 8x 8x
    +R Sony 8x 8x
    +R MPO 8x 8x
    +R Taiyo Yuden prod rev 1 4x 8x
    +R Taiyo Yuden prod rev 0 4x 4x

    +R9 Mitsubishi Verbatim 2.4x 4x

    +RW Mitsubishi Verbatim 4x 4x
    +RW Philips 4x 4x
    +RW Ricoh 4x 4x
    +RW Sony 4x 4x
    +RW Mitsubishi Verbatim 2.4x 2.4x
    +RW Philips 2.4x 2.4x
    +RW Ricoh 2.4x 2.4x
    +RW TDK 2.4x 2.4x

    Looks like Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden are the winners.
    Papageno, Nov 6, 2004
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    Papageno Guest

    I meant to say ...

    Ritek 8x media only burns at 4x.
    Papageno, Nov 6, 2004
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    MCheu Guest

    Only 1/2 true. Assuming the use of the official firmwares only (1.16
    or 1.17), Ritek 8X DVD+R media (Ritek R03) has a maximum speed of 4x.
    The Ritek 8X (Ritek G05) DVD-R discs burn at the rated speed though.
    MCheu, Nov 6, 2004
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    David Harris Guest

    I was going to get one, then someone else gave me a hint - dont.

    Now, FWIW, I have the "other" contender, the Pioneer 108, and with NIL's help (hacked FW 1.14), it
    rips and writes at 16x on almost any 4x DVD-R media Ive ever thrown at it (12 so far) !


    David Harris, Nov 6, 2004
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    guv Guest

    G04 has a maximum burn speed of 2. Think you meant G04?
    guv, Nov 6, 2004
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    Kinda odd, my NEC ND-2510A burns RICOHJPNR01
    Ridata 4X DVD+R at 6X with stock firmware.

    Ken Maltby, Nov 6, 2004
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    Doug Ramage Guest

    I have had one for a few months and am very pleased with it. I bought it in
    preference to the Pioneer 108.

    Recent review (1 Nov 2004) rated the NEC 3500 higher than most of its

    Media I use is mainly Taiyo Yuden, Sony and Ritek.

    But the Pioneer 109 is immenent - although the triple format LG 4163 may be
    a better option. I, personally, am going for the LG.
    Doug Ramage, Nov 7, 2004
  11. I've enjoyed mine and burn TY media (fujifilm 8x dvd+r) at 12x no
    problem. The Pioneer seems to be more media friendly though if u want
    to go over 8x.

    Michael Thomas, Nov 7, 2004
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    Papageno Guest

    in > preference to the Pioneer 108.
    I got the NEC, too.

    I tried the cheap Ritek 8x +R media. Only burns at 4x on the NEC.

    I should have checked with NEC before buying the Ritek media. NEC's web site
    has a list of media and compatibility. Looks like Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim
    are the top choices for the NEC (for speed, anyway).

    Here's the list:


    -R Mitsubishi:Verbatim 16 16
    -R Fuji 8 8
    -R Mitsubishi:Verbatim 4 8
    -R PVC:pioneer 4 8
    -R Sony 8 8
    -R Taiyo Yuden 4 8

    -RW Mitsubishi:Verbatim 4 4
    -RW JVC 4 4
    -RW TDK 4 4
    -RW Mitsubishi:Verbatim 2 2
    -RW JVC 2 2
    -RW TDK 2 2
    -RW PVC:pioneer 2 2
    -RW Mitsubishi:Verbatim 1 1
    -RW JVC 1 1
    -RW PVC:pioneer 1 1
    -RW Sony 1 1
    -RW TDK 1 1

    +R Taiyo Yuden 16 16
    +R Maxell 8 8
    +R Ricoh 8 8
    +R Sony 8 8
    +R MPO 8 8
    +R Taiyo Yuden rev 1 4 8
    +R Taiyo Yuden rev 0 4 4

    +R9 Mitsubishi:Verbatim 2.4 4

    +RW Mitsubishi:Verbatim 4 4
    +RW Philips 4 4
    +RW Ricoh 4 4
    +RW Sony 4 4
    +RW Mitsubishi:Verbatim 2.4 2.4
    +RW Philips 2.4 2.4
    +RW Ricoh 2.4 2.4
    +RW TDK 2.4 2.4
    Papageno, Nov 7, 2004
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    Lordy Guest

    Why not put your model number somewhere in the Subject?
    Help everyone else to help you...?
    Lordy, Nov 7, 2004
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    Doug Ramage Guest

    My Ritek G05s burn at 12x.
    Doug Ramage, Nov 8, 2004
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    Octavian Guest

    How can you find out what kind of disks you have?

    These Ritek's say Ridata on the inner rim. There are no other markings.
    Octavian, Nov 9, 2004
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    Octavian Guest

    Oops ... there is indeed another marking.

    disk 1: T-101CH1401093510A06
    disk 2: T-101CH1401093509B06
    disk 3: T-101CH1401094448C07
    disk 4: T-101CH1401094447D07
    disk 5: I give up ... each disk has a different number.

    Are these serial numbers?
    Can you determine the type from this number?
    Octavian, Nov 9, 2004
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    Biz Guest

    Biz, Nov 9, 2004
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    NSM Guest

    | > How can you find out what kind of disks you have?
    | >
    | > These Ritek's say Ridata on the inner rim. There are no other markings.
    NSM, Nov 9, 2004
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    Octavian Guest

    Thanks. It appears that I have a batch of Ritek RO3 (rev 2) disks.
    Octavian, Nov 9, 2004
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    MCheu Guest

    Nope. G04 is Ritek 4x DVD-R. I've got a few of those too.

    I've got a new stack of RiData 8x DVD+Rs and and a half stack of Ritek
    DVD-Rs right next to me. Just checked them. The 8x DVD+R IDs as
    RITEK R03, the 8X DVD-R IDs as RITEK G05.

    Haven't got any of their 2x media, but according to VCDHelp's DVD
    media archive, the ID code on Ritek 2x DVD-R media is RITEKG03.
    MCheu, Nov 10, 2004
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