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Sebastian Mares
post Apr 18 2006, 19:28
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In case anyone is interested, Plextor is going to launch Plextor Premium 2 CD-RW units in Japan: http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Detai...px?NewsId=16821


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ChangFest
post Apr 20 2006, 03:22
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I've never had a problem with my PX-716A. I've ripped my 200+ CD collection with it with no problems. As Sebastian said, I want a Premium for it's features. I'd buy a different drive if there ever was one that had the features of the Premium. Too bad it does come with such a high price tag, but I'm willing to pay it. To each his own.
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post Apr 20 2006, 08:49
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QUOTE (ChangFest @ Apr 19 2006, 06:22 PM) *
I've never had a problem with my PX-716A. I've ripped my 200+ CD collection with it with no problems. As Sebastian said, I want a Premium for it's features. I'd buy a different drive if there ever was one that had the features of the Premium. Too bad it does come with such a high price tag, but I'm willing to pay it. To each his own.


As I said for me DAE quality is the highest importance. Liteon CD-RW I tried beats them hands down. I tested several times. It has only 6 sample offset. Negligible. It has perfect C2 reporting. I have not tried, but with KProbe it should be able to do quality tests. I hardly see any reason to own a Plextor.

In addition it seems that they do not even have a QA dept to test plextools. Just look through the kind of problems it had in the past and I still found bugs in it. Check out cdfreaks for past problems (e.g. They screwed up the Lame MP3 conversion big time not long ago). About the current problems: one is the DAE 2.32 is much worse. 100% replicable. I downgrade to 2.28 and got far better results with the retries. No mention in the changelog of course. I did this comparison 3 times between 2.28 and 2.32. The way I found this that this SW is deemed to be a piece of crap in my book based on its troublesome past. I forced myself to do a full ripping test (DAE quality and other tests) every time I upgraded. This is how I found this. The other currently existing problem is saving the settings. Some settings never saved. Saving settings to a file did not work.

As for the writing quality. I only tested CD-R-s. I used Plextor own C1/C2 checker. I burned TY with Liteon CD-RW, PX-716A, and Premium. Liteon C1 figures were on the very same level as Plextors. Not better again.

I stop now. I just merely wanted to point out my experience with their products. Money is not such an issue. The issue is that they cannot deliver anything acceptable.

And consider yourself lucky with PX-716A. You must have a TLA03xx unit. Just go to cdfreaks. You will see the problems. I had a TLA02xx unit and it could not read 10% of my pressed CD. I got blinking amber errors. The kinda stuff a lot of us had.

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- Sebastian Mares   Plextor Premium 2   Apr 18 2006, 19:28
- - ChangFest   Very good news. I've wanted a Premium ever sin...   Apr 18 2006, 22:11
- - Klyith   Down with Plextor Beyond the questionable (IMH...   Apr 19 2006, 05:55
- - Sebastian Mares   Yes.   Apr 19 2006, 08:13
- - ChangFest   Yes as well.   Apr 19 2006, 17:28
- - vitos   Interesting. Can you give any reasons why you real...   Apr 19 2006, 18:22
- - Sebastian Mares   Supports over-reading into the lead-out, has a ver...   Apr 19 2006, 18:54
- - Triza   DAE-wise my Liteon CD-RW beats it big time! Th...   Apr 19 2006, 19:49
|- - JeanLuc   QUOTE (Triza @ Apr 19 2006, 06:49 PM) DAE...   Apr 19 2006, 20:28
|- - micmac   QUOTE (JeanLuc @ Apr 19 2006, 01:28 PM) M...   Apr 19 2006, 21:10
|- - Triza   QUOTE (JeanLuc @ Apr 19 2006, 11:28 AM) Q...   Apr 20 2006, 00:43
- - ChangFest   I've never had a problem with my PX-716A. I...   Apr 20 2006, 03:22
|- - Triza   QUOTE (ChangFest @ Apr 19 2006, 06:22 PM)...   Apr 20 2006, 08:49
|- - JeanLuc   QUOTE (Triza @ Apr 20 2006, 07:49 AM) And...   Apr 20 2006, 18:50
- - Sebastian Mares   Maybe it's just me, but this conversation leav...   Apr 20 2006, 09:59
|- - Triza   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Apr 20 2006, 12...   Apr 20 2006, 10:27
- - ChangFest   QUOTE (Triza)And consider yourself lucky with PX-7...   Apr 20 2006, 13:00
- - outscape   while it looks tempting i must say: that's it?...   Apr 20 2006, 15:26
- - Never_Again   Not counting daydreaming about a new SCSI drive, a...   Apr 30 2006, 00:48
- - HypnoToad   What you all fail to mention about the PlexWriter ...   May 30 2006, 08:47
|- - Never_Again   HypnoToad wrote: >What you all fail to mention...   May 30 2006, 13:26
- - Sebastian Mares   CDs sound better? Is that even possible?   May 30 2006, 10:02
- - Firon   I remember it being discussed here before, it...   May 30 2006, 11:40
- - HisInfernalMajesty   From what I've read this "Audio Master Qu...   May 30 2006, 16:22


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