Hi all, I really hate to post yet another "Which one to get..." thread, but after reading through the forums and reviews for about a week, I'm still not clear...
I already have LiteOn LTC 48161H combo that I got after reading the review on CD Freaks, and am quite happy with it. So CD ripping and burning is no priority for the DVD burner.
The Pioneer 107D ($140 CAD) got not-so-good review at first, but seems to be getting better with each new firmware, and they are coming quite regularly.
NEC 2500A ($120 CAD) has some problems reading and some problems with particular media. New firmware hasn't been released recently (not so good support?), no bit setting.
The 812S ($142 CAD) also has problems with some media, but is better reader/ripper of all and eventually may get dual layer support.