Well okay, so where do you go to get reviews of burners? Even I could tell the burner review that Tom's did was of almost no value, but the Anandtech review seemed pretty good to me, but plenty of people here seem to think that, no, that was no good either. CDfreaks has some reviews, and this site has some reviews, but to take a really obvious example, neither of these sites have seem review of the NEC 3500A. Yet some people have the opinion that it's a very good drive! Surely these people can not afford the time nor the money to buy and test all the drives which they discuss.
So my situation is this: I need to buy a burner, but the selection of reviews on, let us say, with no intention to insult any other sites, these two reputable sites, allows me to look at a very narrow selection of drives. VERY narrow. Considering the, shall we say, "unsettled" state of DVD burner technology, this is a a very bad thing indeed. I see people here talking about the relative merits of burner A versus burner B, and have no idea what these opinions are based on. I am NOT saying that these opinions are baseless, but if there is some other site that publishes an extensive collection of in-depth reviews, I would be glad to know what it is. I thought that the Pioneer 108 was good, but no, CDfreaks says that is not. An NEC 3500A might be good, but I can not seem to find a worthwhile review. Maybe the TDK-branded NEC is good, but I have no idea how to find out.
Anyway, what my actual question is, is this:
"Why is is that so many people seem to know alot about DVD burners and why is it that *I* can't even find decent reviews about these same drives?"