I’m upgrading to a DVD burner finally and would like to know what peoples experiences have been with the SOHW-1653s, as I’m thinking of buying this model, as it had the 4x dual layer burning and I’ve used Liteon for the last view years and found their CD burners very good. Unfortunately I have not been able to find a comprehensive review on this drive.
I’ll be using the drive for data storage, DVD movie ripping and some dual-layer burning eventually (when I can source this media at a reasonable price).
Does this drive handle all makes of media well?
Multi-regioning the drive should not be a problem with the tools around, but I’m wondering if it is easy or if there is a firmware hack to overcome the ripping speed (which I think is restricted to 1x or 2x)?
If people don’t like this drive, what would they recommend? I would like to buy a drive that does DL at 4x.