Do you own a DVD burner?

United States
January 7, 2007 6:26pm CST
With the prices of the burners at an all time low and available for around $20 after rebates why wouldn't you get one since you can back up files, like movies and music, onto discs that can hold up to 4.7 GB on the single layer. Plus if you get them on sale you can buy DVD +/- R's for cheap. I was shopping today and bought good quality 50 DVD-R's for only $14. This is just a little more than you would pay for a CD-R. If you want to know of a good place to find a burner with a good rebate leave a response in this discussion.
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24 responses
@Asylum (48027)
• Manchester, England
8 Jan 07
I have had a DVD burner for quite a while now, and I would be loathe to part with it. I actually have a CD burner installed as well, so if I am writing a CD I will use that instead. I did consider a dual layer at one time, but the cost of the media makes it a poor purchase.
• United States
8 Jan 07
Why not just use the DVD burner to write to the CD? I use my DVD burner to write to CDs all the time. All DVD burners can do both I thought.
@Asylum (48027)
• Manchester, England
8 Jan 07
Yes it can burn DVDs or CDs, but the CD burner is much faster. I burn at less than half speed and still save time, plus it reduces wear on the DVD writer.
@emarie (5447)
• United States
8 Jan 07
we bought one like a year ago, we figured we had to to back up files because our comp got infected (once again) with a virus. i think that time it was a tojan...and freaking hard virus to get out. so we got that to get all of our download and work off the computer since DVD-R holds a lot more the a CD-R. Ours was a Sony burner, we got a pretty good rebate, i think around $40-50...it was a while back, but i know we sent in 2 rebate forms. so it was a pretty good deal. if anyone wants to know we bought it from Fry's...good store for electronics and good prices.
• United States
8 Jan 07
You can make a copy of an Original copy to your own Dvd burner/ It's totally sucks.
• India
9 Jan 07
yes i own a dvd burner and it can be said as the best computer revolution in this world with the prices dropping like a blasted hill i think even the prices of graphic cards could see this type of revolution including the prices of blu-ray burner or hd-dvd burner which is currently priced at around $900-$1000
@KenQuek (38)
• Singapore
9 Jan 07
I have 3 dvd burners in the past, i'm left with one now. I think its a must have. I will be Blueraying soon!
• United States
9 Jan 07
No, but planing to get one.
• Egypt
9 Jan 07
I don't like burners.I have CD-R and I rarely use it because I hate the cds
• Philippines
9 Jan 07
Yes I have one Gigabyte Dual Layer DVD Burner on my PC but never get to make real Dvds only Data DVDs or clips. It takes time to burn DVD's or even a DVD 9.
@simpleatif (2508)
• China
9 Jan 07
i Have sony dvd burbers at my home i mostly use it
@abhiroop85 (2827)
• Scottsdale, Arizona
9 Jan 07
hi ,i am from india,and i have a sony dvd burner,it is not so cheap here in india,it will cost you almost 40$,but the dvd prices are quite near to cds price,so i prefer dvd.
@denzelino (270)
• Germany
9 Jan 07
i have got an old nec 3500 but its enough for me. it burns fast and reads a lot of rs and rws
• Canada
9 Jan 07
I do too have a DVD burner an LG brand and im very satisfied with it too.... even tho im running really low on DVD's, because i always burn games for my xbox......saves a lot of money
@misskatonic (3726)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I've got a great one. I use it to back up all my anime, I don't know what I'd do without it. And they are pretty cheap - I forgot how much I got mine for, but it was under twenty bucks. At that price, you can't beat it. Plus, blank DVDs are pretty cheap, if you know where to look for them.
@addict (172)
• India
8 Jan 07
yea i got a samsung dvd burner, i bought around 7 months back worth 50$, but now prices have came down and it is available at around 30$ in my country,. by the way i m from India.
@Marie2473 (8516)
• Sweden
8 Jan 07
I actually have 2, on eon each computer and I love to have them. They are very useful =)
@boula100 (112)
• Lebanon
8 Jan 07
yes i have a dvd burner , it is an LG 16x , very good i can burn dvd -r , dvd +r and dual layer , ibought it for 60 $
@shywolf (4519)
• United States
8 Jan 07
That is awesome! I've been wanting a DVD burner since I first heard about them, but my family hasn't splurged on such an item yet. I love the idea that you can fit over 4.5 _gigs_ on a single disc! Compared to the 700 megs that you can fit on a CD-R, that's totally amazing! ^_^
@sigma77 (5384)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I plan on buying one soon. I have a few I like that I found on Newegg for very reasonable prices. I guess it is always a good idea to do some backup of files and whatnot.
• United States
8 Jan 07
Yes I have a DVD Burner and have had it for 3 or 4 years now along with and external burner and have yet to use either one. I have not checked the price of the CD's in awhile simply because I don't use them. I have and external hard drive I have been using for back up.
@SparkyG (357)
• United States
8 Jan 07
My computer came with a built in Cd and DVD burner and I absolutely love it!! I use it all the time to burn movies I download.
@raghed80 (113)
• Lebanon
8 Jan 07
i have one really it's important. i think it's hard to use a computer now without DVD. after a litlte period it will be hard to use a comoputer without DVD burnet..just like what hapened with CDrom burners