I have got back to this because I want to order now the prices are lower. I did need a beige faceplate which would cost extra.
I phoned Pioneer UK who told me that they have stopped selling/supporting optical drives and was told that they are now only supported by Pioneer EU support. So I phoned Pioneer Belgium to ask whether they had any faceplate spare parts for their older DVD rewriters, as mentioned earlier in this thread. They told me they didn't, they have no spare parts for optical drives at all!
So I had to find an older beige burner which I could use the faceplate and there were two DVR-116D's for sale on fle.eBay and I won one of them for just under Â£12.
When I receive that, the auction was yesterday, I will order a Pioneer BluRay rewriter.
Is it worth me getting the BDR-205 or the BDR-206? Will the firmware updates stop for the 205 fairly soon as it's a fairly old drive now?