I guess I’d have to see it to believe it. I have one of these, and it works fine. It’s a gateway computer and no longer under warranty. You can also just copy the movie. It really makes me want a dual-layer burner, so I can just do straight backups without compression. They are way too proprietary!

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Taking 8 Gigs and cramming it into 4. Check newegg and other online vendors first since you maybe able to get a newer model for the same price or a little more.

Sorry for the derail, but is DVDShrink that good? As far as DL media goes, by the time it gets cheap and commenplace you have a newer computer.

Won’t let me install. Jul 30, Posts: You can get BSOY here: Even tried looking for the update before BSOS I’ve been using it for almost two months now and I can’t tell the diffence between lite-n orginal or the copy.


Whether I can or not, I will likely get this drive, but I wanted to see what others thought just in case. However you are more likely to end up with a dead drive. I have one of these, and it works fine.


Anyway, my 2 cents. My main question is that looking at the next 2 models up S and Sthe only differences being first the addtion of Dual Layer writing, and then faster write speeds for a few formats, including dual layer media.

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Wed Nov 03, 2: Miles Ars Praefectus Tribus: Soyw-1613s but couldn’t find it, all the links I found were no longer valid. After watching minutes of the film, I’d have to say while it is still very watchable, I can definitely see a reduction of image quality. Thu Nov 04, 2: BGS4 is not standard Liteon firmware.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Dec 19, Posts: Your name or email address: I did a full backup, not a re-author. Thu Nov 04, 5: I’ve also fitted a few drives to customer PCs, and had no complaints so far.

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Just don’t do it unless it’s from a reputable place and a drive that allows one to recover if it doesn’t work. Do you already have an account? Of dohw-1613s watching this on a HDTV you may see more problems that the rest of us don’t. Thu Nov 04, 8: If the computer is still under warranty, you’ll need to check with them for a firmware upgrade. Your BGS4 may be the firmware supplied by the computer manufacturer. When using DVDShrink use the least amout of compression that you can.


This is one of the reasons I buy custom built computers, instead of the big named ones. Wed Nov 03, 5: Link to LiteOns page.