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#1 Leglez

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:04 AM

I always see people saying that they want it and it is also a lot more expensive i got one whats so great about it?

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:07 AM

Compared to a Thompson, it's amazing. Basically it reads most file formats without any problems, which makes it much easier (and cheaper) to use cd-r's and rw's instead of DVDs.

Although I now know that Sammy's won't read DVD+R's very easy.. sad.gif

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:08 AM

its seems to run most types of media out of all the xb drives that have been released.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:28 AM

Well the DVD+R/RW support doesn't concern me, dieing out anyway and just sony's bullshit way of cutting royalties so they create another format to confuse us.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 02:02 AM

personally i liek the 2004 philipsm they read everything the samsung reads plus the dvd+r (if thats an issue)

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 02:16 AM

i own a samsung and it works like a charm...i have had no problems

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 02:47 AM

i have a samsung 616f and a stock new sammy, and a 2003 thomson.

reading speed is the same in all, but the samsung is quieter.
and if you use good meida (ritek, yuden) then you shouldnt have a problem anyways.

i think the reason a lot of people say "samsung is god" is because they like the two holes in the disc tray for when they get lonely.


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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:20 AM

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and if you use good meida (ritek, yuden)


Taiyo Yuden IS Ritek, essentially. They use the same ink as the G4s. wink.gif

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:34 AM

i love the 616t for xbox live gaming, i don't care what people may say, it's much faster loading and def gives an advantage on loading times.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:46 AM

QUOTE (Xombe @ Dec 20 2004, 04:23 AM)

Taiyo Yuden IS Ritek, essentially. They use the same ink as the G4s. wink.gif

i dont know man... are you sure?


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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:48 AM

That's what DVDDecrypter reports when I put a Taiyo Yuden blank in the drive... (if it makes a difference, though it shouldn't, I buy the Japan-made ones and not the Taiwan-made ones).

Edited by Xombe, 20 December 2004 - 03:49 AM.


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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:51 AM

QUOTE (bigted41 @ Dec 19 2004, 09:37 PM)
i love the 616t for xbox live gaming, i don't care what people may say, it's much faster loading and def gives an advantage on loading times.

honestly i think tis all in your head, or the drive your comparing it to is messed up

ive used both 616ts and 605s, they operate exactly the same, the 616 is just uglier (and a bit louder i think) lol

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:56 AM

thomson loads as fast as the sammy, at least mine does.

if you disagree... then you are just part of the "samsungs are my god" population.
ignorance is bliss tho, so enjoy it you ignorant **cks. biggrin.gif lol

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 04:39 AM

i have a first gen thompson its loads great when it loads the rest of the time it gets a little confused saying either there is no disk or that the disk is dirty. which is pretty annoying considering its happened with halo 2 i just got. i know i should use a lens cleaner......but i am probbly just going to put a new drive an hd in it any i think the thommy is an ancient but thats what the floppy disk said to the zip

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 05:00 AM

QUOTE (ILLusions0fGrander @ Dec 19 2004, 09:59 PM)
thomson loads as fast as the sammy, at least mine does.

if you disagree... then you are just part of the "samsungs are my god" population.
ignorance is bliss tho, so enjoy it you ignorant **cks. biggrin.gif lol

the misconception is that when thomsons get old they dont read as well, so it might have to try 2-3 times to read something before it picks up, giving the illusion that its loading slower, which i guess technically it is, but its really just taking longer to start loading, then it loads as fast




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