Although I've been burning SL DVDs for a few years, I'm a complete newbie with the DL DVD drives. I'd like to get into the DL drives for the obvious reasons -- I do wedding, etc. videos and can use the extra space. Prob has always been compatibility fo +R or -R.
What I'm reading about the new DL burners is that I can bitset to a more generic DVD-RAM setting for +R DL's. I'm also understanding that this same bitsetting will work for SL +R with some of the drives.
I've been reading for days/weeks trying to decide on a brand of burner that would accommodate this. Pioneer has a lot of followers, but doesn't appear to do SL +R's with its drives. I'm somewhat intimidated by flashing the f/w, although I have upgraded my f/w with my current HP burner.
I ran a hardware search on videohelp.com for DL burners. It mentions a couple of NEC burners, but does not include "bitsetting". It also mentions a couple "Mad Dog Megastro burners that show OEM-NEC and Chipset-NEC. The difference is the Mad Dog's DO say bitsetting.
My question: Are these "Mad Dog Megastor burners actually NEC, but with bitsetting?
I was also looking at Lite-On, which has the bitsetting, but NEC sounds more compatible and dependable? All options and suggestions appreciated... THANKS!