Well here's a positive feedback.
I bought it last week and while I did not intensively tested it, it worked perfectly with the DVD I tried.
The included DVD+R and DVD+RW both work spotlessly.
So are the Philips DVD+R that I bought real cheap in the store down the road.
They all play fine both in my pc's and my standalone DVD player (pioneer dv350s)
I also like the 40X cd burning speed and the very low price.
Then there were rumors that with a firmware update this could become dual standard but that hasn't happened yet.
The only issue I had was when trying to burn a DVD with Nero 6. I had selected 'simulation' and it was giving me an error message.
It turned out that Nero6 does not support simulation on DVD's.
Obviously first thing I did after taking it out the box was flashing the firmware! That went smoothly too.