Need DVD Burner Recommendations

Recommended DVD Burner DL

  • Lite-On

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • Sony

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Pioneer

    Votes: 3 37.5%
  • Samsung

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • LG

    Votes: 2 25.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


OSNN Veteran Addict
25 Jan 2003
The old Maddog (benq) seems to be dying (burn results falling off and read is getting twitchy) and I'm in the market for a new burner. Went through the cdfreaks recommendations and newegg customer comments and got a bad feeling about everything.

Best at cdfreaks was 80% approval. 1 in 5 is not good odds. A lot of complaints about DOA's and noisy drives. Considering I have to look at the light on my old one to see if it is spinning this is discouraging. I'd go Benq or Maddog again but Compusa is gone, Frye's is a 2 hour drive and CC/BB have no selection.

Every brand seemed equally bad. And a lot of unit to unit variation in quality on lite-on and samsungs. Media tolerance had a lot of variation too.

Recommend Burner Brand and the media to go with it.

Please base recommendation on recent experience only.

I set it so you can pick more than 1 favorite.



OSNN Veteran Addict
Political Access
22 Oct 2006
well.. i have a sony and no problems so far... but, it is a lite on actually :p

btw.. i always use verbatim for media (diff manufacturers) and 0 problems with this one or with my hp cd-rw drive

oh.. yeah, dunno bout the dvd drives, but i had this hp cd recorder for years and few to zero problems (one incompatibility with a nero version one, but its solved)

edit: oh, i almost forgot... had a samsung before, and it died before the year of use :(
wouldn't recommend it

American Zombie

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Political Access
23 Jun 2004
I have never had a problem with any of the Lite-On drives I have had.

Lite-On updates firmware fairly regularly for media compatability or whatever.

Not Bman

I don't even know what kind I have, but I have always heard good of Plextor, and well Pioneer is Pioneer.

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