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Thread: Smooth slot loading slimline drive-know of any?

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    Smooth slot loading slimline drive-know of any?

    I recently purchased a panasonic slot loading slim line drive, but I never realized how the loading mechanism worked until I actually used it. Unlike the high end dvd decks you buy at the stereo shop, instead of "pulling" the disc in, it jerked it in. Thats fine and dandy, but now I'm in the market for another slim line drive and was wondering if anyone know of any which were "smooth loading" types?

    -Jason

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    what do you mean it jerks it in?

    Mine smoothly pulls it in.

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...535#post101535

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    yea, my Panasonic (CW-8122-B) snatches the disc as well, rather than the smooth pulling action of my wife's stock car cd player. oh well
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    Angry Don't get a Pioneer DVD-120S!

    Whatever you do, don't get a Pioneer DVD-120S. I know, that's a full size unit, but we're talking about slot loads with manners, right?

    It doesn't even snatch the disk. You have to shove the disk in 3/4 of the way, against mounting pressure, until the pressure gives and the disk pops in the rest of the way. If I'd have know, I would never have bought the drive. What a waste of money. I'd rather have a tray load drive than this thing!

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    So a Mat****a DVD-ROM SR-8186 will gracefully "pull" it in.. Is it only available as a mac hack? Are there any others which pull it in?

    -Jason

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    Agreed, I am looking for this as well, and have tried the Pioneer, man, that sucked!!!

    let us know what you all use........


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    I assume by "graceful" you mean that you push the disk in far enough for the drive to sense it, and the drive pulls it in the rest of the way

    when you eject it does the same thing in reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeCummins
    I assume by "graceful" you mean that you push the disk in far enough for the drive to sense it, and the drive pulls it in the rest of the way

    when you eject it does the same thing in reverse.
    Exactly! I just want it to act like my car stereo CD player. It has manners. You insert the disc about 1/4 of the way and it senses it and pulls it in gently the rest of the way. When it spits it out, it does it slowly, and only spits it out far enough to easily get a hold of it, but doesn't fully release it until you grab it, so the CD's not flying around the car or anything.

    I know. I must be crazy to think that the manufacturers would use the same mechanism that they have been using for CD players for years!! Why would they do that, when they could make something that annoys the crap out of me!

    Arrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!

    Can you tell that I'm still ****ed about spending $37 on that stinking Pioneer drive? Thank God that I didn't spend a lot more on a slimline unit that did the same thing. That would have really F-ed me off.

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    So, how many "graceful" slim lines exist?

    So far I've only heard that the panasonic one for the apple g4 "smoothly" pulls it in. Any others? I kinda don't want to make a custom face and mount for that thing..

    -Jason

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    I bought a pioneer slot load drive ages ago (full size) and loved it. Recently, however, I purchased a new pioneer slot load drive and this one snatches the cd, pretty annoyed. It just shows where companies have cut costs.

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