I am about to buy my first DVD writer (yey for me); it is going to be the only DVD cable drive in my system. What I am considering is the NEC 2500a, the PIONEER 107d or as last but no likely option the TOSHIBA 5272.
I would not have any reservation in buying the NEC, but I have been reading about many issues with its reading capabilities, and since I have no other DVDF reader but the future writer, I am afraid ill be having many issues with it. Does the hacked firmware solve the reading issues, or is this a hardware level problem?
The PIONEEER is my second choice as it shares the NECs chipset and as I understand very close in writing quality; yet doesnâ€™t have the reading issues, however It is 20% pricier in my neck of the woods.
Any or all input you give will be greatly appreciated.