I will be purchasing my first DVD burner in the next couple of months. I just had a few questions to ask. I’ve read that if you want +R burning, go with the NEC. If you want -R burning, go with the Pioneer. My DVD player only supports +R but I’m really wanting to get the new 109. My question is, is there really that much of a drop-off between -R and +R with the Pioneer? Should I go with the NEC, and it’s “better” +R performance, since that’s what the player supports?
Also, how are the drives with reading protected discs? I currently have a LiteOn CD burner and haven’t come across a CD that it can’t handle. I just want to have the same freedom with a DVD.