[QUOTE=cvs;2725740]You can get a 208M, 208EBK or 2208 model if you can find one much cheaper, the only downside is that for the time being Pioneer hasn’t released the 1.30 firmware update for drives with this particular kernel. Not a big issue as they still burn very well with the factory 1.10 firmware… On the aesthetic side they don’t come with the posh bezel typical to S08 drives but obviously that has nothing to do with burn quality which is what matters… the only differences between all these drives are at firmware level (and very small ones at that) and they all share identical hardware.[/QUOTE]
It’s a significant difference - $40 savings at least. It doesn’t sound like it’s worth it, so I’ll stick with those. Thanks for your input.
I’ve redone all the tests and more, by the way, and should be posting them tonight or tomorrow.