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#1 Kojak

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 07:48 PM

Hello soon im going to buy me an xbox. I want 1.1 and i know how to identify it. But how do i know if ive got an 1.1 with a samsung drive??? Is there some way to indentify it, without opening the xbox??

And merry x-box-mas from Sweden to u all.

#2 BenJeremy

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Posted 06 March 2003 - 12:10 AM

I'll have to move this one to the FAQ forum

POSTMARKER: WHATSTOCKDVDDRIVEDOIHAVE

MOD EDIT: Adding in updated image links, old URLs were dead. -Xeero (07.16.03)

Philips...
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Thomson...
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Samsung...
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Edited by HSDEMONZ, 22 August 2003 - 04:17 AM.


#3 Cheerio

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Posted 06 March 2003 - 12:54 PM

worst one is thompson.....best = samsung.

#4 DrFrreezz

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 01:33 PM

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Cheerio Posted on Mar 6 2003, 02:54 PM
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worst one is thompson.....best = samsung. 


that's really just an opinion.

I have a DVD+RW burner, so Thompson works great for me (since it is the only one that can read DVD+)

#5 ybaig123

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 01:01 AM

i would have to disagree that the worst is tompson...cuz when i had a tompson it read all my cheap dvd-r, but not cdrw...now i have a philips...all it reads is cdrw...and none of my dvd-r ... so yeahh...if it came down between tompson and philips..i would go with tompson

#6 Joe123

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Posted 24 June 2003 - 06:38 PM

yeah, i got a thompson. It reads almost all cdrw brands, and all dvd+/- r/rw that ive tried. I even got it to read a cdr that had music on it that i copied to the hd (but it went very slow).

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 02:43 PM

I just wanted to add something to this list. I have a philips drive in my Xbox and thought I was going to have to get a new DVD drive for my Xbox or purchase a new DVD-RW drive because I have a DVD+RW drive and all of the DVD+Rs I tried didnt work. The only media that I got to work with the philips drive was CD-RWs! I gave it one last chance and tried Sony DVD+Rs and it worked. I tried eight other brands and thay didnt work. I hope this can help someone that has the same drive and burner format as me and I hope it can save them some cash because I shelled out some big bucks tring to get this to work.

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Posted 08 September 2003 - 04:47 AM

It all depends on the particular piece of recordable media as to what you're going to get to play well in what drive. Overall, the general concensus seems to be that the Samsungs have the best compatibility and reliability. The Thomsons, while maybe not necessarily having the worst compatibility, certainly are the least reliable of the bunch.

Having said all that, probably the most compatible and reliable (if done properly) solution (that still plays retail games) is the Samsung 616 mod, which seems to play darn near everything you throw at it. I only modded one to replace my dead Thomson cheaply, but many use it because it not only can play retail games without chip mods but is also very liberal in the kinds of recordable discs it can play well.

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Posted 12 September 2003 - 02:33 PM

Just a quick note, Philips DVD+R 2x work like a charm in my xbox, I seemed to have some issues with TDK 4x's. I am currently using a samsung drive.

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Posted 30 November 2003 - 02:31 PM

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I just wanted to add something to this list. I have a philips drive in my Xbox and thought I was going to have to get a new DVD drive for my Xbox or purchase a new DVD-RW drive because I have a DVD+RW drive and all of the DVD+Rs I tried didnt work. The only media that I got to work with the philips drive was CD-RWs! I gave it one last chance and tried Sony DVD+Rs and it worked. I tried eight other brands and thay didnt work. I hope this can help someone that has the same drive and burner format as me and I hope it can save them some cash because I shelled out some big bucks tring to get this to work.


I think that you just solved my problem bro!! I have a phillips dvd and have been using dvd+R with nothing working. I am going to the store as soon as it opens, Thank You!! beerchug.gif

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 03:30 PM

I think the whole thing is a little funny..
I have got a thomson drive, and the only media I have tried that does not work is Kodak cdrw..

My friend has a samsung, and it does not read TDK CDRW,EMTEC CDRW,EMTEC DVD-R or verbatim cdrw...

The only thing that we get it to read is some cdrw's named something with silver in it's name..

I cant remember the name.

#12 joe1031

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 04:43 AM

I've got a LG 4040B combo drive.

I bought a spindle of cheap dvd's (50 for 32 canadian). To this day, I havn't had a successful burn with any one of the discs. They also claim to be 4x but the max burn speed is 2x!

So I bought a couple of Ritek 4x dics. They work like a charm and burn in 12-15 min.

Slightly more expensive than the per-disc cost of the spindle, however it seems to be a reliable, high quality media.

On a side note, I have a Samsung. My friend also has a samsung, but he can read all my discs flawlessly... whats the deal? Even drives from the same manufacturer can have different reading abilities?

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 04:27 PM

I have a thompson that plays Sky 2x movies but not games what is up with that? I know the game works bc it works in my friends who has philips

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 08:20 AM

I've seen some philips drives that have the same tray as a thompson weird huh?
Mostly in one I get from wal mart but whatever hope this helps

#15 The LukeMan

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 05:24 PM

Thomsons suck disc i had one wouldnt let me flash my bios install evox from slayers disc so i bought a samsung thomson suck i tried 15 media of cd-rw !




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