If u were to tell me a moth ago that I should buy a Benq i would've lought in your face. But know after seeing 1000 of scans , readings , writings etc I am proud to say that Benq is my favourite drive I had ever.
I think there are 3 brands that fight now for the title
:Benq, Nec and from behind comes fast LG
If I were to make nec vs Benq , I would have to say that the only pros for Nec is an extra 10% in compatible media. But when it comes to firmware support, testing software, bitsetting, overspeed, reading quality I 'd go for benq
I've burned about 30 dvd's and I dunno how a coaster looks like
For me Benq was a noname drive (at least a low end) and Plex and Lite on were supreme. But as I see the tides have turned.