.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}
My DIY Linux PVR
Sunday, August 21, 2005
  The DVD Drive
In the Master Plan, I mentioned that I would not purchase a DVD recorder and that a DVD reader would suffice. That was based on the assumption that the price differential between readers and writers was on the order of $300 or so. Now that DVD recorder prices have come down to around $100, it makes sense to spend the few extra dollars to give this PVR the ability to store content on removable media. It only makes sense to buy a recorder that supports the -R, +R, -RW and +RW formats. I opted out of dual-layer burning because the technology is relatively knew and probably not supported in Linux. I first consulted the HCL for an SATA DVD-+RW drive that had been previously confirmed compatible. Although NEC has some great drives, fully sported, they are IDE only. Plextor seems to be the only manufacturer with an SATA +-RW entry in the HCL. I chose that one and am crossing my fingers that the #define, recompile kernel hack discussed, works as advertised.

Plextor Black SATA DVD Burner Model PX-712SA/SW-BL
$89.99 - Newegg.com: 4.6 / 5  Add to list
PLEXTOR Type DVD Burner Model PX-712SA DVD-ROM Access ... CD-ROM 48X Form Factor 5" Panel Color Black Load Type Tray Interface SATA Operating Systems ...

35962737 120B7Dfd6A O

Blogger...It is nice seeing someone else interested in cpu motherboard amd enough to also make a blog on the subject. Your topic...The DVD Drive is exactly what I am spending my time investigating. Thanks.
hello, your blog is interesting to read. I have a website about burn dvd. It recommend some powerful burn dvd software for copy movie. So make sure you visit.
Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home
A project log (Plog) documenting the planning and assembly of a Linux PVR.

O'Reilly's MythTV PVR Project
PVR Hardware Database
PVR Plog Listing
PVR Review Listing
Linux Hardware Compatibility List

The Hard Disk(s)
The Graphics Card
The Motherboard
The Case
The Master Plan
The Free PVR Plog

August 2005 / September 2005 / November 2005 /

Powered by Blogger