CD Burner Suggestions

drbam wrote on 2/26/2002, 5:54 PM
I've just ordered the V V 3 upgrade (from Vegas Audio 2) and would appreciate some suggestions on which CD burners will be compatible with it (as well as Sound Forge 5). I've been monitoring these forums and notice that a some popular burners (Plextor) are not compatible. I'm running 98SE, w/ AMD T-Bird, Asus A7V266 motherboard, etc. Thanks!!!!


SonyEPM wrote on 2/27/2002, 8:25 AM
I'm using a Pioneer A03 -works great. This unit burns DVD-R, DVD-RW, and CDR-R, CD-RW. A little more expensive than a CD burner, but maybe worth considering?
falz wrote on 2/27/2002, 11:03 AM
I noticed either somewhere on this board, or somewhere in the docs that External USB and perhaps Firewire burners do NOT work at present time, FYI. You certainly don't want a USB burner anyway, though :)
Caruso wrote on 2/28/2002, 3:58 AM
Like, how expensive for that Pioneer burner? I don't presently have a DVD capable burner, would love to try out the MPEG2 codec (not thrilled with my VCD results at present), but, I'm not certain if my curiosity level is high enough for what I might have to $pend.


vitamin_D wrote on 2/28/2002, 8:14 AM
I'm personally holding off on the DVD burner idea -- way too expensive ($375) versus the fastest CDRW (40/12/40 for $190) and really not yet justified in their price/performance ratio to my mind -- burn's a DVD at a mere 2x.

If you have already assembled a client list for which DVD burning is an imperative, then the A03 would be worth it, but until then, you're going to be spending poorly.

- jim
drbam wrote on 2/28/2002, 5:00 PM
Thanks for the responses. I'm really only interested in a COMPATIBLE CDR burner for audio only (and data of course). I'm not doing video and I'm not interested in the DVD format yet. CDR burner compatibility hasn't even been resolved so I'm not about to invest in DVD. As a result, I've recently returned to burning my audio tracks and mixes real-time to a stand alone CD recorder. It takes forever but at least I can count on it. So any and all suggestions are welcomed! Thanks!
bryanbailey wrote on 2/28/2002, 6:52 PM
Look at the Hewlitt-Packard 8200 series. Works fine. sorry i forgot the exact price. It's a simple CD-R/RW, though
Rednroll wrote on 2/28/2002, 8:01 PM
I've used a Plextor 8/20 and 8/2/20 and have had no problems, maybe it's just the newer Plextors that aren't working correctly. I love my Plextor drives, I would render to a wave file and then use another program to burn the cd before I changed to another drive....I've been through those headaches before.