I don't think that SithTracy & I are all that different in terms of which drive does what best etc.
Looking at your last post.
The Samsung is likely to be the better choice for you.
Although the Pioneer is a better DVD burner.
The Samsung is a better reader/ripper/CDR burner.
This is true for audio too.
While the quality of the DVD burns it produces are still very good.
Scanning is where you use CD/DVDSpeed to check DiscQuality after burning. www.cdspeed2000.com
Bitsetting: - At the beginning of a DVD there is a 4 bit code.
This tells the player the media type.
DVD+ media had some compatability issues with early standalone players.
So Bitsetting was introduced.
This rewrites the 4 bits of information, the result being that the player is fooled into thinking that the media inserted is DVD-ROM.
The same as commercial pressed discs.
This compatability issue is almost never present with newr standalone players.