Monday, December 7th 2009

Pioneer Unveils DVD Writers Supporting Latest Technologies

Pioneer today announced the DVR-S17J series of new internal DVD Writer drives that bring some of the latest technologies to the DVD. The three models differ only in the bezel colors - black for DVR-S17J-BK, silver for DVR-S17J-SV, and white for DVR-S17J-W, respectively. The drive has better writing precision thanks to its Focus and Tracking Servos improvements, and a new actuator. The drive also features PureRead and PowerRead technologies, in addition to Yamaha's LabelFlash technology. It uses the SATA interface. Writing speeds include DVD-R for General Version 2.0/4x, 6x, 8x, 12x and 16 x -speed for DVD-R Revision 1.0/ 2.0/ 3.0/ 5.0/ 6.0(for video and Data) respectively; Dual Layer DVD-R; DVD-RW Version 1.1/ 2x-speed DVD-RW Version 1.0; DVD-RW Version 1.2/ 2x-,4x-and 6x-speed for DVD-RW Revision 1.0/ 2.0/ 3.0 (for Video and Data) respectively; DVD-RAM 2.0,2.1 & 2.2; DVD+R Version 1.2; DVD+R Double Layer Version 1.0; DVD+RW Version 1.2. They will be available later this month.

Source: Akihabara News
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11 Comments on Pioneer Unveils DVD Writers Supporting Latest Technologies

#1
Meizuman
If the price isn't too high, I would gladly retire my sony/optiarc... When I first build this rig, there was a case of two bad samsung writers, after those I got this Sony, but it can't even slow down itself when reading movie DVD's. So I need to use nero DriveSpeed for slowing it down (less noise) every time I watch a movie. And its kinda annoying. The LG in my >old< rig was way nicer to use, but no dvd-burning on that one.
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#2
TheGuruStud
Does sony still rebrand lite-ons, b/c that would be your problem haha. Lite-on isn't good anymore. And that's all I used to buy b/c they were the cheapest and best :(
Try crossflashing it to another model if there' a better version.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Liteon is still a great brand, not sure what you are experiencing. As for these, they look good but speeds seem to be slow. Also, Yamaha Labelflash? I have heard of labelflash on Toshiba laptops but thought it was Toshiba's version of litescribe.
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#4
to6ko91
if they are bellow 35 Euro I might get one .. :rolleyes:
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#5
TheGuruStud
Burn quality took a nosedive. Maybe they're better now, but they were spitting out some pretty meh scans.
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#6
buggalugs
Is this the model with the NEC chipset? Or a Mediatek Chipset?
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#7
[I.R.A]_FBi
i ran thru 5 liteons til i finally got a hood one and now im ok :)
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Ive used 5 liteons and all were keen bean with me, never any problems with them. Why 5? Ive changed and or rebuilt 5 systems or given them away :D
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#9
Wile E
Power User
I've gone thru 4 Lite-Ons in the past year and a half. All of them died. Giving LG a spin now.

Tho my most reliable burners are my Pioneers. I have ones that have burned 1000's of discs that are 5 years old, and still going strong.
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#10
TheGuruStud
I just read the model numbers (haha). I wonder if there's going to be a bare features drive released later? I like buying a 25 dollar drive, patching and cross flashing it to the J series :)

WTF? I didn't bother googling about crossflashing since these were supposed to be new. But it's just a 217 drive. These have been available for a long time, including s17J firmware.
LAME! There is already a newer drive out (218 series).

edited for bad wording and edited again
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#11
imperialreign
I love Pioneer's equipment . . . this new model looks perfect to replace my current ODD.
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