My burner is buring TYG02s better than my LiteOn 451@832 ever did.
I have a bad batch of Ritek G04s that I got last fall that my LiteOn couldn't burn within spec at all - very hi PI and PIFS. Burning with my BenQ those discs aren't nearly as good of burns as the TY discs, but they are within spec and do play just fine (PIFs on the good discs are usually less than 500 but they run 2-3,000 on the questionable Riteks).
Sooooo, I'd say go for it! My -R burning experiences have been much better than with my LiteOn drive!