Especially as you mention DL media, the Pioneer.
If you are into DiscQuality scanning, you have to consider Lite-On.
The LG is a good “safe” bet.
As you only mention burning.
3rd Optiarc (Sony/NEC)
Only consider Lite-On for the reason mentioned above.
Thanks for the welcome. I will be using more TY dvds than DL media. It will mostly be used to store my movies (.mkv) and a few important files and photos. I will be using the drive for burning/writing and reading. I won’t be using it for scanning so that is not an important feature.
With that in mind, would you still recommend the Pioneer DVR-218LBK over the Sony 7240s? Thanks again.