[QUOTE=ghogan42;2658034]Part of the reason I went with a liteon blu-ray burner was because I’d be able to do quality scans.
But to be honest, it probably would have been better for me to go with the LG drive and just be sure to use quality media at speeds that I know will work. You can usually come here and see other peoples scans and have a good idea what your drive will do with specific media…[/QUOTE]
Ah yes. The eternal question. Is it better to have a drive that may not yield THE best burns but has the ability to scan those burns, or a drive with a reputation for yielding the best burns but no way to know if they actually are.
The answer: never buy a computer with less than 2 drive bays. More often than not, the best burner and the best scanner won’t be the same drive. Avoid compromising and plan on needing at least 2 drives at any given time.
If you are planning on using just one drive, I think you made the right choice. The quality of BD-Rs from many brands has been varying way too much. Right now, I’d settle for a tiny bit less burn quality in trade for the ability to know that the new spindle of discs I just bought is as good as I want them to be. Get settled in with some good media and then worry about getting the next killer good burner :). And you will have a scanner to see if that drive is such a big deal. Don’t use LTH in that drive.