Good afternoon, boys, girls and otherwise.
Having been a sporadic visitor to this place, it's time for a couple of very basic questions, but first ...
considering the amount of times I've helped myself to various firmwares from Dee & Liggy's site, it's only right to finally offer a 'thank you', from me and the other people that have used them, especially regarding the NECs.
It's a long time since I shelled out Â£200 on my first DVD burner (or CD burner, for that matter), and things have changed a lot, hence my upcoming questions. Unfortunately, I didn't keep up with those changes, simply being one of the people that bought a new unit, plugged it in, wore it out, bought another, and another, and so on.
So, what are people's opinions on the best writer on the UK market at the moment? I quite like the sounds of the Plextor (it's got fairly good reviews on here, and their CDRW were second to none). It'll mainly be used for DVD files/isos and the odd bout of data, and preferably able to use a variety of media at most speeds.
Secondly, same question about readers. Being an avid Toshiba fan for the last few years, the new Samsung drives masqerading as Toshibas just don't seem to be a patch on the older original Tosh drives, especially the rip speeds.
All help much appreciated, many thanks in advance.