What is the best all around DVD/CD Writer?

I’ve purchased a couple DVD/CD writers and while some have performed adequate in one aspect they’ve generally been poor in the other. I’ve tried all brands of media in both and while some are noticeably better than others (usually durability) that’s not the problem. What I want is a writer that can back up my DVD movie collection, that responds well to Shrink & Decrypter & if possible Nero (I have Nero 7). You know one that doesn’t cause the burnt DVD to freeze, skip, have the picture break up and stuff like that in most stand-alone players. Dual layer might eventually be neat, but not necessary in this scenario. I want a CD writer in it that gives crisp & clear reproduction and can be played in almost any player. You guys are the technicians & geniuses, not me. I don’t know about the importance of speeds (reading or writing), just that you all mention them when discussing writers & players. Like I said I’m a techno dummy, but I love my movies & I love my music, & if among you all, you can come up with some hardware that can do these things for me, I’ll love you too. If you need to suggest media, or explain the speed thing in regards to the units you mention, I’m all ears. I mean I am definitely the “Old Dog” but I’m eager & willing to learn any tricks/info you would like to lay on me.
C’mon smart people there’s a lot of dummies like me that are reading this post.
Thanks for putting up with me
Uncle Bob

BQ 1655 is your best bet!

I have to agree, the Benq 1655 does it all. Its not necessarily the best at everything, but it does it all very well.