I need to buy a DVD writer not only good at writing DVD's, but also good at reading them.
My options are:
LG 4163NEC 3540LITEON 1693
The one you want is the Lite-On 1693 itâ€™s very good burning a DVD and also itâ€™s A very good reader strait out of the box.
Yes/1693 has good reports! The 3540 needs a hack from this forum to do better, but the hack is good.
LG-4163B / LG-4167 are too good drives, though you may want to get the 4167 as it has updated specifications.