Iâ€™m looking for a decent fast DVD burner, my deciding factors are ;
- Highly compatible burns .i.e. can play in PS2, most standalone dvd players and in-car cd players
- Ability to bitsett because of compatibility (is this a moot point when playing back with most new dvd units ?)
- Good firmware support - either official or 3rd party
- Ability to burn reliably, dvd films as fast as possible, without annoying skips/jitter ( is it possible to burn films at more then 8x ? with decent media)
The problem is that thereâ€™s too much information and alot of it is contradictory, for every good posting I read about a dvdr, thereâ€™s usually a bad one too, some reviews also. I have a shortlist of units ;
Nec Optiarc 7173A (good previous reputation, good firmware support from Liggy and Dee, decent reviews http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/286)
Sony AW-G170AB2. Essentially the same drive as above, if so any preference for NEC/SONY
LG GSA-H22NBAL. Some good reviews, seems quite popular. Poor firmware support ?
Pioneer DVR-111D. Solid and reliable reputation. But abit dated, burn speeds are abit slower, no lightscribe/lightflash.
I’m leaning towards the Nec Optiarc 7173A, I’d appreciate any advice, on the above, or any others I should consider.