I found it on sale at CompUSA for only $400., PLUS a mail in rebate for another $50. Couldn't beat $350 for a DVD burner so I bought it. They have blank media (DVD-R) for about $8. per disk. But with the right software, you won't have to worry about making coasters. Get Pinnacle Express for authoring and your first DVD will come out perfect.
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS