Quote from: Martin H on 14 July, 2006, 10:53:33 PMI said LG GSA-4167B, not LG GSA-2166D 4166B is identical with 2166D, except that 2166D is external. Not 100% sure about the 4167B, but I thought if the previous model 4166B has a new hardware, LG might continued using it in the 4167B.Quote from: Anansi on 19 July, 2006, 11:19:57 AMps: sebastian cdrlabs forum aparently the folks at cdrlabs have already been throug the is it a real plextor or not discution and seem to agree its an original plextorSorry, but I fail to see any major discussion there whether or not it's a real Plextor. The OP only posted something that looks like a Plextor press release and the rest only asked if it should be seen as update to Plextor Premium or not and some mentioned the price still being high compared to NEC DVD burners.
I said LG GSA-4167B, not LG GSA-2166D
ps: sebastian cdrlabs forum aparently the folks at cdrlabs have already been throug the is it a real plextor or not discution and seem to agree its an original plextor
(btw if it is a rebadge who is the oem manufacturer?)
What are you talking about? If the Plextor has a write offset of -30 samples, the 30 samples JeanLuc added to the end are going to be dumped and the resulting CD will be a perfect copy of the original.
The method of adding silent samples (according to your drive's write offset) to an image will cause the drive to pad silent samples at the end of each track/the image file until a whole-numbered multitude of frames is reached - only these can be written to disc (Feurio! allows you to control this behaviour btw). Thus, the last track will indeed be longer.But this isn't the point here ... the point was about preventing the drive from not writing data from the original image due to the lack of overwriting ... and the method of adding samples ensures that everything is written to disc ... at the expense of some extra silence at the end.
What exactly can Feurio! do about this? Will it allow you to burn partial frames?
Best CD burners are TEAC (every model) !
Not 100% sure about the 4167B, but I thought if the previous model 4166B has a new hardware, LG might continued using it in the 4167B.
Quote from: Anansi on 19 July, 2006, 03:51:56 PM(btw if it is a rebadge who is the oem manufacturer?)BenQ/Philips ... regarding the drive's read offset and outer dimensions
I should have mine tomorrow...Why does it matter if it is a rebadge? It has been proven as one of the best for Audio reading. If it does the job very well, does it really matter?
if it should be so crappy, then what were the c't people smoking during their reviews hey? are we to then just dismiss their analisys completly? (one could argue such magazines can be bought off but why then would they preffer the cheapest plextor over the Uber expensive plextor premium... )
Nobody is saying that it's bad, it's just that if it isn't a real Plextor drive, chances are good that it won't support overreading or reading pre-track 1 data.
Quote from: JeanLuc on 19 July, 2006, 03:58:39 PMQuote from: Anansi on 19 July, 2006, 03:51:56 PM(btw if it is a rebadge who is the oem manufacturer?)BenQ/Philips ... regarding the drive's read offset and outer dimensionsand does the drives read offset match that of a benq or does its size match that of a philips, you keep working on the assunption that it must be a rebadge therefore I should look for those details but I have yet to see a statement that goes something like "ah this drive has x feature/size/offset therefore its a rebadge" all I have been able to find so far is statements that the drive is a rebadge and therefore must lack certain features not a real reviews of its actual features,( just an assumption that it can't have certain features because it must be a rebadge and... a bit of circular reasoning going on there...), wich is what Im looking for so if anyone can point me in the proper way please let me know, thanks in advancemore to the point does anyone here actually own one?
I have run 1000's of cds the last few weeks through many different drives, the PX-230A so far comes out tops (have a PX708a and Nec to test). It is a quality drive.
does it indeed not overread or handle htoa?
Quote from: Anansi on 20 July, 2006, 01:20:43 PMdoes it indeed not overread or handle htoa?What does EAC say about audio caching with this drive?What is the C2 accuracy?Will any of the three modes of gap detection work when set to secure?
Quote from: greynol on 20 July, 2006, 01:35:31 PMQuote from: Anansi on 20 July, 2006, 01:20:43 PMdoes it indeed not overread or handle htoa?What does EAC say about audio caching with this drive?What is the C2 accuracy?Will any of the three modes of gap detection work when set to secure?EAX says yes to Cache / Accurate Stream / C2.Gap Detection Mode C always works. A, B or both should also work. It's rare that A and B don't work.
>EAX says yes to Cache I am 99% sure this drive does not cache.
If anyone can point to a commercial audio cd that has !=NULL audio samples right upto the last 768 samples, I want that CD.