Ok, I was going to buy a LG GSA-4160B as soon as it arrived to Italy. But 2 hours ago I read on LG Italy site that “firmware flashing is risky and should be done only by very experienced personnel” and that “is done at your own risk and not officially supported” . That sucked, as firmware flashing is now very simple and I don’t think I need someone with years of experience to do that. Plus, the LG was based on a pretty old technology (8x DVD-R writing) and these facts made me discard it, definitely.
I am now thinking of buying a Pioneer drive. But I’m uncertain about:
What is Pioneer’s latest DVDRW unit (DVR-108 ? DVR-A08 ?)
Writing quality (Pioneer is a good brand to me, but I have read of people having problems with some **3 burner)
Bitsetting support (is it limited to 255 book type changes ? Is it supported for DVD+R even single layer?)
I have also heard (Jamos has said it) that Pioneer is a very good SafeDisc 3.x killer!
Any help would be very appreciated.