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  07-30-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Im thinking of buying a dvd duplicator for the first time and wondering what are the best to get in the UK, how much are they and where can i get them. would like more info about them.
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  07-30-2010, 02:57 PM
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Here's a decent price on a 1:1 duplicator: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...SIN=B000XFTAYY

I generally look at known media stores for a duplicator.
In the UK, that's SVP.co.uk. In the USA, it's Meritline or Supermediastore.
After seeing what is available, I see if the Amazon stores have better prices.
SVP had this: http://www.svp.co.uk/technology/peri...y-writers.html
HOWEVER, the price at Amazon.co.uk is better than SVP on these devices!

Duplicators are not cheap. They usually run about the same price as an inexpensive computer, because that's essentially what these are -- single-task specialty computers. Not much different than a DVD recorder, in this regard.

Most duplicators are also just the "controller" and maybe a DVD-ROM/CD-ROM. You have to buy the burner drives separately. In some cases, it's even wise to replace the DVD/CD-ROM with a burner, too. Most read-only drives tend to be crappy at giving a quality read on a burned source disc. I'd suggest using Pioneer or Samsung drives, too. Maybe Sony Optiarcs. Not LG, not Plextor, not Liteon.
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When I was into fansub trading I used to get my covers from these guys, they sell duplicators to, but there in NTSC if you don't mind that.

http://www.americanrecordablemedia.c...er-Duplicators
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  07-31-2010, 01:21 AM
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Duplicators just copy discs -- they cannot be NTSC, PAL or anything else.
It's just raw data.
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  07-31-2010, 09:26 PM
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I have a Pioneer and I'm very happy with it. Somtimes it won't burn discs but I've found that it's usually a problem with the disc. I've even had problem discs complete burning in hours and the completed disc will copy just fine on the duplicator. I timed it one time and I found it that it copies working SL DVDs in about 7 and a half minutes.
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How long does it normally take for a duplicator to copy a dvd compare to a PC. going to get rid of my pc and just use a duplicator.
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  08-01-2010, 02:24 PM
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I have a NEC that burns 3 discs at once and it cost me around $500.00 at the time. It burns up to 18x speed. It doesn't take any longer than my PC.
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way faster than a pc
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Well, a duplicator is a computer at its core.
The only difference would be if your current desktop/laptop computer is not optimized to burn discs at the fastest available rate. Most are not, so a duplicator would be faster, since it's a dedicated-task machine.
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  08-02-2010, 04:01 PM
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As I said before, my Pioneer duplicator usually takes about 7 and a half minutes to copy a SL DVD. Twice that long for DL. My computer could take up to 15 minutes to copy a disc. That's why I always use my duplicator whenever possible.
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