It is a Panasonic DVD-CV52. According to the database over at videohelp.com it will play +R, but that hasn't been my experience. Looking at the comments on videohelp, it seems to vary widely... for example, TYG02 -R had one person say it wouldn't play, while TYG01 -R would.
I dunno, seems strange. I'll take those reports with a grain of salt though, since there are similar comments on my own player (Panasonic F61), but I've found that it plays everything (including the ones the CV52 won't play, which seems a little strange to me since they have similar capabilities according to Panasonic.
I don't have an NEC anymore, although I've been considering getting another one. I've tossed around ideas that the Benq somehow burns a little different and that makes a difference, but I have no basis for that.
Anyway, I just ordered some TY from supermediastore, along with some Verbatim 16x +R for myself...