I currently only have a NEC 3500AG burner which works great for burning DVDs.
However, it is TERRIBLE at reading scratched DVDs, ive tried to backup a few of my worst originals and i couldnt read most of them. I recently tried them in my fathers Aopen 1648 DVD-ROM and it read them faster than my NEC reads unscratched DVDs(i told him to buy it based on advice in this forum btw).
Unfortunately, the Aopen 1648 now seems to be unavailable in Denmark, so i am looking for a good DVD reader/ripper. Speed is important, but im more interested in performance with damaged DVDs.
What is the best alternative?(its okay if its a burner btw, after they dont cost that much more). I would be nice it was came with a black front, but it is not a must.