It seems to me that the question,“what is the best burner” gets asked more often that any other(except for “what firmware…” ). The current/old threads("Which 16x DVD writer should I buy?"v1&v2) that were implemented to alleviate this constant question, or at least provide a link to send someone as well as open the floor for conversation concerning this topic, are now a bit old…almost a whole month or two . They are no longer up-to-date to link to these threads in answer to this question from whomever wishes this answer.
I would like to propose that there be one started every month to keep somewhat up-to-date on this hot topic, since so many new burners and firmwares come out quite often.
I would propose the format be similar in the way of the current “Which 16x DVD writer should I buy?” but with a twist… the year/month(for ease of alpha-numeric organization) listed after/before the title…“Which 16x DVD writer should I buy 200504?” or something similar. Everyone must post-to-vote, possibly with a brief update on what did or didn’t change from the previous month’s vote. Posters would be encouraged to vote once every month. At the end of the month, the thread becomes closed and NOT stickied(‘unstickied’ to eliminate congestion) and a new, stickied one begins. There could be a sticky with links to each months thread.
Possible variations, if possible, the thread could be stickied/accumulatively-cross-posted(‘live-updated’)( I used the ‘c’ word) to each burning hardware forum for maximum visibility(particularly for newbies) and participation. It might be possible to set up a 1st/2nd/3rd vote system with 3/2/1 points and ‘most points-wins’.
Over time, there would be a cool log of the evolution of ‘best-burner’. You could graph/chart the points/votes to see the rise-and-fall of the state-of-the-art-burners. This could be included in the thread-locating-sticky
Anyway, just an idea. Comments?
can you believe this is my first thread started?