Cheap DVD burner. Good deal or steer clear?

By circusboy01
Jan 10, 2012
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  1. Newegg has a Asus 24x DVD Burner-Bulk 24x DVD+/- R Black Sata-oem on sale for $18.99 free shipping.
    Good deal,or should I be leery? because it's so cheap?

    Would this be a burner/player? or just a burner? Is it so cheap because it does not have Blue-Ray capabilities? Thanks Ray
  2. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Optical media is an older technology, and it's very inexpensive to make DVD burners nowadays. The Optiarc one I bought was only 22 dollars, that was in 2008, it still works great so you should be fine.

    I recommend buying it. :)
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

    Yep, I wouldn't worry about it. $20 is about the going rate for a standard DVD burner.

    By the way, welcome back Obi-Wan, I haven't seen you around in quite a while.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Agree with the above. Nothing wrong with that burner. It will allow you to play dvds too, but you can't play/read blurays.
  5. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    Thanks all..Since $20.00 is about the going rate. I don't have to worry about buying one from Newegg before the sale is over Ray

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