Thanks for you input Kenshin,
I did take Dee-ehn's advice, and dug into the search engine of this forum.
From what I gather, the Sony +/- seems to be THE popular unit, based on what I assume is that it can do both + and - media.
But, a fellow forum member here mentioned that the Toshiba's copying ability can almost be considered a "3-sheep" ability, refering to ClondCD's rating system.
I have read from more than one source that + media has a future, and - does not. But when will that be, 5 years from now, who knows?
All I want is a excellent burner for DVD movies, something that has a good chance to backup copy protected games, and perhaps plain data. I dont care about speed so much, if it takes an hour, that is fine. As long as it plays in my DVD player (I have to verify it has - capability)..
Based on what you wrote, I am favoring the Toshiba now..