Ok. Now I'm really confused. Seems from what I've been reading from forum members, the Liteon, Sony and Plextor aren't that good even though the review for the Plextor is given a 9/10 and the Liteon has a 8/10.
Here are a couple of reasons I need the dvd writer - Make copies of family movies, copies of commercial movies that are mine. I need to get rid of the video tape clutter.
The only external dvd writers I can find around here are the ones made by plextor $170, Liteon $109, Pioneer $220 and Sony $190.
*I plan to continue utilizing my cdrw and dvd drive to take some of the load off the dvd writer.