The ± fight

ok i’m looking at getting one of these, so whos the best, the Sony drives, the NEC 1300A or the new contender, the pioneer 106???


If you are getting a +/- drive there isnt a fight is there? just buy the one you like.

Since Sony was the first to come up with the dual format burner, their models may be more stable, and also the most expensive. NEC drives, due to its lower cost chipsets, are catching up fast and also used as OEM by many other brands. The Sanyo drives just recently appeared in the US as OEM for the Optorite brand. The following link provides a rather comprehansive summary of available dual and single format DVD burners:

whats the best for seek times, ripping, copying, media compatibility. etc etc