Which Plextor for...

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by axel, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. axel

    axel Guest

    hi guys (especially, mike, john and tomas...),

    i am about to purchase a new CD / DVD! re-writer from plextor, the question is which model do you recommend for use with a G4 powermac...

    i have heard that the new plextor models containing samsung drives and that only the casing / branding is plextor and that they start to lack of quality?? is it a rumor? (as i personally guess, it is)

    so however the question is, would you guys go for a px-716 or a px-740 (the latest / newest model, as far as i know!)

    also, plextools is PC only, right

    which DVD creation / burning software do you recomend on MAC booth OS9 and OSX (yupp, i am still using fairly often OS9 because of some very old software i love!!), but obviously only OSX is ok as well as i can swapp anytime to create DVDs...

    thanks a lot

    :D axel
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Well I went with the Lacie DVD-DL burner which is a NEC drive. It works great and Lacie has put out drivers that work with programs like DVD studio pro so I can burn dual layer discs right from DVDSP. The problem I'm finding with the newer drives and OS9, is they aren't putting out drivers for OS9 so most programs won't see the drive.
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    The 716 is the "premium" drive (that will run PlexTools Professional).

    Don't know if there's a way to run it on a Mac or not...

    Don't know about the rumor either... I'd probably believe it if it were the other way around though.
  4. axel

    axel Guest

    cheers, mike and john for the info.

    so hmm... that with the nec drive makes me think, but i will go probably with the 716, unless i get some more input on the topic...

    still a bit confused about the software, thou... assume i only go for OSX for creating DVDs what company is DVD studio pro from?? sorry, but DVD is still an unknown chapter to me... (i know, i know... but for some starnge reason i got my first DVD requests just lately... so basically not much clue about it, yet :D )

    and hey mike, yeah.. i know the issue about OS9 it's really dying out, i wouldn't mind so much if i would not have some really old software, which i really love (or better say old versions) they just perform so stable and well, like peak 2.63 i found so much better then 4.14 or 5 (just my experience!!!) but fair enough that they want to get into OSX only on the other hand... i guess it's just a matter of time... to catch up...

    thanks, axel
  5. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    apple makes DVDSP

    If you are looking to author DVD's, You should look at dual layer burners.
  6. axel

    axel Guest

    cheers, will do :D

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