[QUOTE=LebronJames23;2071891]May i know, which commerical market brands of dvd-writers are best of the avid home user? i am currently owning a sony dru-720a dvd-writer for a couple of years and even before owned a dru-500a. I am currently seeking any other brands with a reliable burn ratio as compared to failure ratio. And the main factor that i am considering is the ability to flash it’s firmware for future upgradeability for media e.g. DVD-/+DL, BLU-RAY.[/QUOTE]
Hi LebronJames ,
every modern burner suppports DVD ±R DL media and Blu-Ray firmware upgrade is not possible - Blu-Ray needs a totally different hardware.
If you want a reliable, fast a good quality writer, go for Optiarc 7200x (there are a versions with Labelflash, Lightscribe feature and with SATA or IDE connection) or Pioneer DVR-215.