I'm thinking of buying the 4160 dvd burner,
What about 4163? It isn't much more expensive than 4160, but it's the next model, so it's better.
I have a dvd player for my tv(but i can take it back still), so i was wondering how this dvd burner would work as my main dvd player? would the quality of watching a dvd movie on the drive with the video out to tv be as good?
Dunno that. Probably depends on your computer speed, and quality of TV out. For sure, not on DVD burner reading quality, you won't have problems with that.
also are the programs for watching dvds on computers?
Yes, of course.
like can you still get the dvd main menu and access the extra's as well?
do you recommend this dvd burner?
I had no problems with that burner, except the one at the beginning, that I already described in this thread. So, I do reccomend it.
What software do you recommend for watching dvd movies and burning?
Watching - PowerDVD
Burning - Nero
do you know if sony dvd - + R burn well with this
I have burnt succesfully with it over 90 DVDs, but I haven't tried Sony media.
what do you think the biggest downfalls of this burner are? (what are booktype?)
Hmmm... no booktype setting? :) That have something to do with burning DVDs for watching it on standalone DVD players. But I had never have any problems with that, so I don't complain.
Also I had problems with burning TDK media, so I just dont' use them, any other burn fine. And that may be fixed in current of future firmware releases.