My NEC 3450

What do I need to do to get my new NEC 3450 ready to play DVDs from both PAL and NTSC regions, and back up DVD games and movies (specifically I want to back up my Neverwinter Platinum DVD)? I only have the one NEC burner, do I’ll be copying the DVD images to my drive then buring them to disk. And is there some issue about media compatability with this drive? Any answers would be great!

There is nothing special you need to do. PAL and NTSC is independent of the burner. Your standalone player must support it though. As far as media goes, the 3450 likes Taiyo Yuden: TYG02/TYG03 those are -R. Generally speaking avoid Ritek and Princo media. But Verbatim, Imation, Maxell, Sony, Memorex single layer media generally perform adequately. As far as backing up PC in theory there should not be any issue, but you might want to do a search on that item.

This thread contains more information than you could possibly want:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=150385