Newbie wanting to know if any DVD writers have a rep for being reaonably quiet?
Also/alternately -- any noisy ones to avoid?
Are DVD writers also capable of (reliably) writing CD-ROMs (and if not, what are the quiet dedicated CD/RW or combo DVD/CD/RW drives)?
... and (lastly) ...
I recall reading a while back about some turmoil re: DVD format compatibility in the industry. Is that still the case and, if so, what do I want to watch out for in purchasing a DVD writer in order to maximize compatibility?