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Dell Laptop, with XP. Need to buy a burner..

I want to  take photos stored in my laptop, and burn them to a cd/dvd. What burner can you recommend, and do they come with a burn program? i need "simple ! simple"! not very computer savy..

 and i hear that not all of the disc's will play on all computers, will i be able to play it on a TV?

 

 what type of disc's do i need to buy?

Thanks!

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Re: Dell Laptop, with XP. Need to buy a burner..

The most common disc out there that will play on televisions is DVD. However there are formats such as DVD+R and DVD-R. A majority of DVD Players out on the market hooked up to American televisions will play both the Plus and Minus format. So you will need plenty of those.

 

Next I found the following burner:

 

LG - SecurDisc 20x External Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Super Multi Drive

 

This can be viewed here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8363415&type=product&id=1177717702793

 

22 customers who rated this average out at a user rating of 4.4 and it seems to be a satisfying 4.4 at that.

 

The the current  cost is $99.99 and it hooks into your USB port on your computer. You most likely have to plug in an AC adapter into the wall but that does not require someone to be computer savvy to do that Smiley Very Happy

 

All DVD Burners purchased, unless I am aware otherwise do come with burning software solutions to accompany the new drive you just bought.

 

 

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Re: Dell Laptop, with XP. Need to buy a burner..

Thanks hockyguy! sounds simple enough.I appreciate your response, and will reply back with just how easy it is! Smiley Wink

Kim in Taylor, Mi

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Re: Dell Laptop, with XP. Need to buy a burner..

Windows XP also has tools built in to help you burn them to a disc. Im not sure what its called anymore since I made the switch to Windows Vista.
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Re: Dell Laptop, with XP. Need to buy a burner..

Really?! well i will have to check that out too..so glad i found this site..lots of good info, and i am learning a bit, hope it works out.Don't evn want to think of switching to vista just yet!  Kim
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Re: Dell Laptop, with XP. Need to buy a burner..

If you are looking for a no frills simple program for Windows XP without breaking the bank too much, Microsoft offers a program for Windows XP users called Photo Story 3. Heres the downside, in order to enable DVD Burning, you need to pay a fee of $19.99 for the plugin that allows you to burn discs from Photo Story. However the good news is that I took a look at the programs interface and it looks very user friendly.

 

Microsoft explains how the program works here:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/DigCameraPhotostorytoDVD_StepByS...

 

 

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