I’m looking for a recommendation on a DVD burner. I don’t want to mess with firmware changes because I don’t want to take a chance on voiding my warranty, but I figured this would be a good place to get an expert opinion.
I’m interested in the Sony drives, because they consensus on the web is that they run very quiet and are quite reliable (even if you have to pay a little more for the Sony name).
But, I’ve also read that the (current) firmware available from Sony for their 700A dual layer drive does NOT allow bitsetting (which I’d want to ensure I give my clients the most widely compatible discs). It also seems that their older, single-layer drives never had this capability (unless hacked).
So with these factors, what would people recommend?
- need a quiet drive
- black, if possible, to match the case
- need bitsetting capability WITHOUT firmware hacking
- 8x speed capability, again without a hack that would void my warranty
Sorry if this is too newbie, or too vague for the forum . . .
Thanks in advance for any help!