I've decided to purchase the Plextor 716A after reading this forum for a while.
I know that the burner had some problems early on and was more expensive, but it seems to me that Plextor has taken care of most of the issues with firmware upgrades and a new revision of the hardware. Also, the price has come down especially with the $30 MIR that exists for drives purchased before March 31st. The lowest price I've seen is $105 from Dell which would = $75 after MIR.
With that said, how can I make sure that I purchase the latest revision?
Thanks in advance for your advice.