Things i heard about the sony drive aren't that great...
(plenty of dead drives already , problems with dvd media etc)
So i would not like to have one of those.
Currently i have the nec nd1100... cheap and good.
anyway, I only hope liteon is going to produce their own dvd writers. So they are as good as their cd-writers
The sony dvdwriters are just expensive and the quality of the drive is questionable. (imho)