I've just read through this thread, and the consensus seems to be different burners for different uses, so I'll just ask the same question and let you know my needs:
I'll be transferring and editing holiday DV videos to DVD, so family etc can watch them.
I'll be backing up PS2 games occasionally.
I'll be backing up DVD movies a fair bit. Both Region 1 and 4.
I was briefly looking at the Lite-On SOHW-832S, but having read up and seeing that Dual-Layer is realistically several months to a year away, I can just buy a new burner when the prices all drop appropriately.
I was going to buy the Pioneer DVR-107 but I've seen some recommendations for the NEC 2500 and/or other NEC drives.
Ideally I'd like to buy it asap (like 12 hours from now) so if anyone has any advice or thoughts, feel free to shoot.
Also, would a retail box for any of the above drives be significantly better than OEM?
Apologies, I'm pretty much clueless when it comes to issues like RPC unlocking, bios flashing and so forth (I know what they mean, just no idea how to do them or where to find or download the programs).
thanks for any help,
Also, any advice on specific media to use with the burners of choice would be great. I know that both Shintaro and Princo DVDs are available locally at a decent price, any thoughts on either of those on the above writers?
< Message edited by Azazel -- 6/27/2004 9:53:51 AM >