[QUOTE=Kerry56;2538956]Sorry, lost track of this thread. I’ve moved it into the CD/DVD Writer forum.
I haven’t seen many users around here with reviews/scans from the combo drives we’ve been talking about. LG in general makes good writers, but they have a reputation for preferring high quality media. If you give them nothing but Verbatim AZO disks or Taiyo Yuden or Sony blank dvds you should be fine.
Most of the latest Samsung drives have been very good. My SH-S203B has been a workhorse. But again, I haven’t seen any comments by our members about this specific combo drive.
If it was my decision, I’d get the Samsung combo drive or the LG Blu ray burner. My LG blu ray burner did very well with Verbatim single and double layer dvds when I was testing it. I rarely use it for dvds though, and reserve it for reading Blu ray or burning BD blank disks.
If the budget would bear it, I’d also seriously consider the Pioneer 205 blu ray burner, but my priorities are not yours since I would want the best Blu ray burner around. I have plenty of good dvd burners on hand.[/QUOTE]
Yeah i think I’d prefer something that focuses on being a good CD/DVD burner/reader, and BD reader.
I don’t have a strong need for BD burning at this point, when the market’s even more mature next year (inc. higher BD burn speeds), I’ll upgrade to an ODD that includes BD burning.
That being the case, you still recommend a Samsung or LG?
I guess I’m wanting a combo on the assumption that something that focuses on just being a CD/DVD burner/reader + BD reader.
Is going to do all (or most) of those things better than something that tries to be a CD/DVD burner/reader + BD burner/reader.
If that’s not the case in your opinion, then I’m also willing to consider ODD’s that also have a BD burning component.