I'm thinking of getting the A04 burner and was wondering if I would have any issues as far as playback of commercial dvd's goes...ie, is it really loud? can the playback speed be set with one of the utilities?
Pioneer told me it is as good as their better ROM drives in that regard. Quietness is specifically listed among th eA04 enhancements over its predecessor, the A03, and the Pioneer engineer I've spoken to told me during the DVD playback he could barely hear the drive inches from the open case.
Now, this is him saying and we do not know how good his hearing is, but for what it's worth I would not go and get another drive just for DVD playback before actually trying and not being satisfied with the A04 in that capacity, for you may not need the 2nd drive.
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