taken from "Which 16x DVD writer should I buy? " NEC: * Misc: Very poor customer support/focus, though there is a strong die-hard community that makes up for it; media overspeeding is available through the use of hacked firmwares; the use of ZCLV for 8x makes it the slowest burner when burning at 8x (though its 12x and 16x speeds are up to par)
LITE-ON: * Misc: One of the few DVD burners that excels at overcoming CD copy protections; strong community; hacked firmwares that allow for limited amounts of overspeeding; the use of PCAV for 8x allows it to burn 8x discs very fast, conservative 12x is a bit on the slow side, decent 16x speeds.
I don't know who to believe....... but I already have the Lite-on in the mail, so...... I will probably try that one out, and keep it and only it so long as it fulfills my needs well. I think that I am most interested in burning 8x discs. I want to use dvd+r with bitsetting, to allow for maximum compatibility. I am also very interested in taking a 4x disc, and burning it at 8x, and like maybe taking an 8x disc, and burning it at 12x.... or maybe even 16x. I am all about quality though. I want these backups to last for years- what ever is the most stable.
Yeah, I probably only need 1 dvd burner I am not yet as hardcore as you guys yet. Though I wish I could own 8 different burners at once, like I heard someone say........ haha. thanks for your help everyone.