What is the best writer & software for DVDs and protected games?

G’day all,
1st of all forgive my uber noobness and the nest 2 questions,

  1. What is the best DVD writer on the market for burning DVD’s and games with protection.
  2. What is the best program for burning DVD’s and games with protection.
    i was told that some burners have special chips on them to bypass these protections, is this true?

Thanks for your patience and help.