Hmmm now I'm really confussed! The first couple of comments both recommended the Pioneer, so I thought that was the way to go - now both NEC have been recommended! The only one we seem to be ruling out is the Sony!
Zebadee - I was looking at Dabs for the Pioneer, both the NEC's are slightly cheaper from Eclipse. I looked at the 3540 but the only advantage seemed to be speed, which I'm not too concerned about, are there any other differences? (anyone?).
Chas0039 - Some of your recommended media is reasonably priced so yes I could use it with the 3520, infact some of them are cheaper than the 'CMC MAG. AE1' I mentioned earlier (namely the Ritek G05), are the ritek better disks? (I have previously tried ritek but found the Datawrite generally better - although as I mention these were the 'fujicode' which are no longer available).
Anyone else got any suggestions on the best choice (bearing in mind my requirements - accuracy and compatibilty ahead of speed)?
I've read the review posted earlier on the Pioneer and it looks good, there also seems to be less problems posted on here about it than the NEC, but is this simply because it is less popular/common?