Im building(buying) my son a new computer, something he will be able to take to college with him next fall. He wants a DVD burner, and I have narrowed my choices to either the BenQ or the NEC, basically because of "price". We wanted to keep the price of that particular purchase in the $55-$65 dollar range, and I believe both of them can be found, somewhere on the net, in that range. I have reviews/comments in both particular forums on this site, and Im sure both have their loyal followers. This will be the only DVD/CD drive he has in his computer, unless he buys a cheap DVD or CD rom drive somewhere. I'm sure he will record his fair share of movies, and song titles with whatever unit he buys. And knowing him, when he's off at college, he will be money strapped, and will buy the cheapest DVD/CD media he can find. With all this in mind, which of these two brands, would the majority of you recommend, and why? He would like the black faceplate to go with his computer box, but isnt really that big of a deterrant, if it isnt.