[olug] Replacing and upgrading DVD Drives

OBrien, Timothy IrishMASMS at olug.org
Wed Jun 11 14:41:38 UTC 2008

Not to mention Sony's superb DRM implementation on their music CDs a few
years back...

I am still confused as to how & why folks are still using TigerDirect.

<quote who="Jordan Fox">
> I wouldn't buy a sony drive.  Sony uses their own proprietary
> communications
> format.  Linux has reverse engineered it, but if you wanted to switch to a
> BSD or another OS, you might be out of luck.  OpenBSD doesn't support Sony
> drives because they don't want to spend the time to reverse engineer it.
> Most any drive will work with Linux - including the generic ones.
> Jordan
> On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 12:14 AM, Bill Eberly <imjustabill at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I've been using a Sony Optiarc DVD-RW in gentoo, and it works just
>> great.
>> Got it off Newegg for about $25
>> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 11:36 PM, Joe Gulizia <jrguliz at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> > I'm looking at replacing and adding DVD-RW drives to two or three
>> machines.
>> >  Any brand not linux friendly?  What brands do you prefer?  What
>> should I
>> > avoid?  Will either get from BestBuy or online via NewEgg or
>> TigerDirect.
>> >  Probably TD.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Joe

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