What writer is compatible with my PC?

I have a Gateway DX-200s PC, Pentium 4, 2gig RAM, Windows XP Pro,etc. My DVD writer is an HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B [CD-ROM drive]. Walmart and Best Buy have various HP writers, (some with Lightscribe), at fair prices. I don’t think I care about Blu-Ray, but I might get an HD quality monitor someday. Are the HP’s compatible with my Gateway PC, or do you have other suggestions. I download porn clips, and assemble movies to then burn onto disc. I also copy all my personal DVDs, and use the copy instead. Any ideas? Thanks!

A direct replacement would use an IDE interface. Many of the newer drives use a SATA interface, so this is one thing you would need to determine about the HP drives you are looking at. Otherwise they should work just fine in your computer.

Here is a Samsung at Newegg.com that would work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151175

Your current drive is made by LG. If you’d like an IDE interface LG drive, here is one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136144

Of those two, I think I’d get the Samsung.

Ditto on the Samsung.