Originally Posted by billmich
But wouldn't I be able to use my computer for duplication rather than purchase a stand alone duplicator
Yes a computer can do everything a duplicator does and more, it's only drawback is it takes longer and may tie up your computer when copying. Copying a DL disc on my computer can take 1-1 1/2 hrs while using my CopyPal it only takes ~27 minutes. Note I use verification and a slower burn on my PC while my CopyPal has no verification and always burns at full speed.
The advantage to a PC copy is you can use bootlegged software to copy even protected movies(not sure about games, probably not) and once the image is on your HDD you can easily burn another copy at any time without the master disc.
Truthfully I've been using my CopyPal less lately, I like the ability to use a slower burn speed(2.4x for 8x DL blanks and 8x for 16x SL blanks) and I also like the verification on my PC but if using high quality blanks(AZO Verbs) I wouldn't have a problem using my CopyPal.