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LG GSA-4167B

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Overall 9
Features 9

LG GSA-4167B Super-Multi DVD±RW/RAM

14 October 2005
  • Conclusion: Like the GSA-4163B before it, the GSA-4167B has had its share of growing pains. People that picked up the drive right away quickly found out that its writing quality wasn't as good as some of LG's previous "Super-Multi" drives. Thankfully, LG was quick to respond, releasing a couple of updates for the GSA-4167B. The new firmware fixed many of the problems people were seeing, turning the GSA-4167B into a pretty decent drive.
  • Pros: Writes to DVD±R media at 16x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Writes to DVD+R DL media at 6x, Writes to DVD-R DL media at 4x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD±R media at 10x, Reads DVD±RW and DVD±R DL media at 8x, Reads and writes DVD-RAM media at 5x, Features 48x CD-R and 32x CD-RW writing speeds, Excellent DAE speeds, Features Super Link buffer underrun protection, Good CD writing quality, Includes software from Nero and Cyb...
  • Cons: Questionable writing quality with some DVD+R and DVD±R DL media, Had a hard time reaching its rated speeds when reading pressed and CD-R discs, Wasn't able to write to Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL media at 8x, Reads DVD-Videos at only 5x, Cannot set the book type of DVD+RW media, Cannot do write quality testing, Has a 2048KB buffer, Overburns to only 95:10
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Overall 8

Expert Review

PC Advisor
12 November 2005
  • Excerpt: For some time now, LG has been churning out prized DVD writers. Combining raw DVD+R speed with decent performance across a range of other formats, LG writers have tended to seal the deal with their enviable price tags, and if that's not enough, LG can promise support for a standard not covered by any of the other manufacturers: DVD-RAM.
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LG GSA-4167B Internal Super Multi DVD Writer

Hardware Zone
19 October 2005
  • Conclusion: Even after being subjected to a series of cost cutting measures that have since saw LG drives bearing a more bland appearance and manufactured in China instead of Korea, the performance of LG's latest Super Multi DVD writer has barely taken a dip at all. Although the new GSA-4167B and future LG DVD writers would all be coming out from a newer factory, the figures and experience acquired from our tests of the GSA-4167B were encouraging to say the least.
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Overall 8
Features 8
Ease of use 8
Functionality 8
Appearance 6
Equipment 8

Expert Review

9 September 2005
  • Conclusion: The already excellent GSA-4163B has been replaced by the GSA-4167B. So it would be rather interesting to see what is new from LG. Firstly, the supported writing speeds have been increased, allowing LG to compete against other manufacturers. The CD writing speed has reached 48X while for DVD+RW and DVD-RW, it has been increased to 8X and 6X respectively. DVD+R DL now is supported up to 6X while DVD-R DL writing added in the drive's features at 4X speed.
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Expert Review

5 November 2005
  • Conclusion: Osoba która miała kontakt wcześniej z nagrywarkami DVD firmy LG od razu po wyjęciu GSA-4167B z pudełka zauważy znaczny krok wstecz w stosunku do wcześniejszych modeli. Przedni panel wykonano z bardzo przeciętnie wyglądającego plastiku. W stosunku do wersji pudełkowych wcześniejszych modeli usunieto z zestawu płytę DVD-RAM, co w świetle bardzo słabej dostępności rynkowej tego typu nośników sprawia że większość posiadaczy tego napędu nigdy nie skorzysta z obsługi zapisu...
  • Pros: Kopiuje tylko stare wersje zabezpieczeń SafeDisc, Tragiczna jakość zapisu, Nie umożliwia skanowania jakości płyt, Przeciętny design (w stosunku do wcześniejszych modeli), Brak płyty DVD-RAM w pudełku z napędem (do starszych wersji takowa była dodawana)
  • Cons: Omijanie wszystkich zabezpieczeń audio, Najszybszy czytnik audio, Overburning 90 i 99 minut oraz odczyt płyt o długości 99 minut, Zewnętrzna gwarancja, Obsługa DVD-RAM
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Overall 10

Test: DVD-Brenner LG GSA-4167B

CHIP Online
1 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Der DVD-Brenner GSA-4167B von LG ist ein Brennkünstler. Alle Medien, die unser Testlabor ihm zum Befüllen gab, verarbeitete er in kürzester Zeit.
  • Pros: hohe Brenngeschwindigkeit, Brennt alle Medien, Guter Firmware-Support
  • Cons: lange Zugriffszeiten
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