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pat650
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Can I connect an external DVD Burner to a PDA?
      #14414 - 08/14/04 06:26 PM

Hi,

I'm new to PDAs.

I would like to know if I can connect a DVD Burner to a PDA. The purpose of this is to backup my pictures and videos from my digital camera while travelling.

If it can be done, which PDA do you recommand? Right now I'm looking at the Toshiba E400.

Thanks in advance,

Patrick


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Re: Can I connect an external DVD Burner to a PDA? [Re: pat650]
      #14435 - 08/15/04 11:23 PM

Not that I've ever heard. Even if you could connect it with USB, you'd need power and drivers.

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Re: Can I connect an external DVD Burner to a PDA? [Re: Tanker_Bob]
      #14442 - 08/16/04 02:06 AM


Power should not be a probleme since the DVD Burner can have his own power supply.
But yes, you make a good point about the drivers...

I think I'll forget this solution.

Thanks,

Patrick


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Re: Can I connect an external DVD Burner to a PDA? [Re: pat650]
      #14474 - 08/17/04 03:22 AM

Righto-- you'd need drivers (hard to come by) and the PDA would need to have USB host just as does your desktop or notebook computer. Very few PDAs have USB host, the Sharp Zaurus SL-6000 and Toshiba e805 being some of the few that do.

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