just some advice go with nec, and kermit plz dont start to flame, because i just recently had bad experiance with 5 liteon dvd writers all firmware is up to date and not hacked, and i was using good imation media 8x, to burn about 300 copies of the yearbook dvd in school, at the end of the dvd on a lot of copies its screws up a lot as if it were really scratched when its not. never had this problem with the necs we used last year even though we used crapier media. nec all the way
i just said dont start to post about how nec makes the best everyting in a sarcastic way, and it wasnt only us just to let u know it was many others as u can see again in this post that are reccomending nec, i dont want to start anything again thats why i mentioned u.
Zeke, thanks, ROFLLMAO. "Don't buy Lite-on, buy a good brand like Sony." Hilarious. Scrape the label off your Sony and you'll find the Lite-on sticker underneath.
Ming - unless Sony changed who they were outsourcing to recently...
About 15 months ago Sony outsourced all their CD drives to Lite-on because they couldn't compete on cost. Probably still an old news post about it on CDfreaks.