CD-R info schenkt ons een review van de 10 speed Pioneer DR-104S DVD speler. De performance van de DR-104S blijkt er goed te zijn, klein nadeeltje alleen dat hij niet net als zijn kleine 6x broertje regio vrij gemaakt kan worden. Hieronder wat meer info:
Overall the Pioneer DR-104s seems to be very a very good drive. Data and DAE parts are very satisfactory and the high CPU load bug of Pioneer's 6x (IDE) models has been fixed. We used the drive as a source for writing CDs ,with Sanyo CRD-BP2, at 12x and drive managed it ok. Previous Pioneer 6x model didn't had good data performance and when used for CD to CD copy this caused buffer underruns and coasters. The SPDIF digital output will please power users, who can connect it to suitably equipped sound cards (such as Creative's SounBlaster Live! series). Also noticeable is how quite the drive is when working even on full speed.
DVD Performance is very good and CPU usage is average when using software players. It's price is some overrated and current Pioneer 6x DVD owners hardly will find reasons to change their drives and buy the newest 10x.
Also remember that drive is region locked (which most of 10x DVD Rom are..) and if have a big collection of different regions DVD this will cause you problems. For you consider going for the 6x model which is region free (you can change regions with DVD Genie).