Hi, I have been reading tons of material recently.
And I kept changing my mind of what I think would be the best 8x DVD-writer out there literally every hour Finally I am down to the NEC and Pioneer but still getting mixed messages. I have read some precious comparisons and reviews but a lot of them comparing using old firmware.
Basically, my criteria is as follows:
- DVD writing quality, CD writing quality
- Ability to read scratched CDs.
- Media copmatibility. I want a couple of brands that give consistently stable results, maybe 1 brand and 1 cheaper type. I can easily buy Maxell, Memorex, Ricoh, maybe something else (i live in Canada).
- Ability to DAE (using Exact Audio Copy)
- I don’t care about backing up games, probably don’t care about the latest audio CD protection either
- I can get both of them for about the same price.
So if you guys have any feedback on the DVD-writers using the latest firmware I would be really happy