Originally posted by xtacydima
by combo do you mean burner and dvd player?
I am now personally a fan of Lite-on. And I dont know what price range you are looking in but lite-on's are very inexpensive. At least here in the states they are.
can't find internal lite-on combo myself. at least not at newegg etc.
as for samsung vs. LG. i just bought 3 samsung's exactly the drive you mentioned, and they are going back. i read good reviews, and read good user opinions, but once i got the drive, i had some problems. upon further research, it looks as if there are too many problems for me to want to keep them. first, they didn't like to burn any of my media at 48x, which burn just fine with no errors on my Lite-on. fine, picky burner, i coudl live with that. so max it would ever burn was 24x. so i burned several cd's at 24x, and they are unreadable. any audio cd i burn, will not play in any rom or player. the only cd i got to work was a test copy of some software. even then i'm not sure if it was perfect or not.
tried updating to the latest firmware, no go, made it even worse. so, i'm returning them, not even going to take a chance, as two of these drives will be going into a friend's house, and i don't want to be tech support.
EDIT: just checked newegg, and they do have the liteon combos. i was gonna return the samsungs and get LG ones, but i love lite-ons, so i'ma grab these instead.