Matt wrote:The original post says he doesn't play DVD movies, so why get a DVD-ROM if you aren't going to be using DVD technology at all.
A DVD-ROM can do everything a CD-ROM drive can do (and more), and the current price differential is minimal (if any). High quality DVD-ROM drives continue to be developed, while CD-ROM development is comparatively static.
craiger may decide to play a DVD on his computer if he has the capability. If a video card with TV out is on his computer (common on ATI & some other video cards), he can still play DVD's through a TV.