I have read many drive reviews and looked around the forums, but I still cannot decide on what to purchase. I will be mostly burning DVD movies and backed up Xbox games on to DVD-R. Mainly using TY DVD-R media. I might switch over to DL once the prices go down, but deff not now. I will also be burning CD-R's here and there. But I assume all current DVD burners can burn them fairly well.
In terms of features, I don't care about litescribe but would like booktype. I perfer quality burns over speed, so I normally will be burning at 8-12X. I would not like to pay more then $80 USD.
I'm debating over the Pioneer 109 ($48), BenQ 1620 ($48) and Nec 3520A ($50). I would like to purchase it tonight due to these labour day sales. :c)
I was originally going to go with the BenQ but I hear it is not good with DVD-R media? Is this still true today even with the latest firmwares? I also heard there is a nice hacked firmware where it rips SL @ 16X. That would be a great feature.