I need to buy an IDE DVD burner for my father-in-law and I have been an NEC fan ever since my 2100AD (modded to 2510A thanks to Liggy). I know these 719x drives are Lite-On's but are they at least stable/reliable enough with quality media like Verbatim or TDK (at 12x)?
I still waiting for the 7200's but NewEgg still doesn't have them (prefer to purchase via them). If these are truly crap drives, then can someone recommend another <$40 IDE DVD burner (ex: ASUS, Pioneer, etc).
Also, I'd prefer to stick with drives that AnyDVD probably doesn't have region issues with.