I’m slightly confused at the minute, I’m looking to buy either the Liteon SOHW-832S or a Sony DRU-700A.
The main uses are going to be for single layer storage, copying from video tape to DVD (again single layer). Maybe at some point in the future for backing up dual layer dvd’s. The dual layer facility isn’t a priority, but as I’m looking to buy a dvd writer in the next couple of weeks, I’d rather get one with the facility to avoid having to replace it in future.
From looking at the forums & a couple of other websites, (my reading anyway) they all suggest that the Sony drive is a rebadged Liteon which can be flashed using the Liteon firmware updates etc.
Pricewise, the Sony is double the price of the Liteon, is there a difference between the two apart from the badge & outer casing?
Do you get anything “extra” with the Sony, or does is it any better?
I’ve used Liteon cd burners for a while & never had any problems with them, so my preference would be the Liteon anyway.
Finally, are there any other drives that you would recommend, although this being a Liteon forum, I don’t expect anybody to suggest non-Liteon drives.
Thanks in advance, any advice would be appreciated.