VEFF wrote:Unless I wait, the 1620A is out of the running for me since it only offer 2.4X DL recording.
The others offer 4X DL recording.
I saw an interesting head to head comparison of the 108, 3500A and 1620, but it is a competitor's site that Ian was not thrilled with for plagiarizing, so I won't post the link to avoid any problems, unless he says it is okay.
One of the prominent members here is a moderator there, so maybe it will be okay...
I may go with the DVR-108 if I decide to get one in the near future.
Anyone know when the Benq 1630 (1633?) is supposed to come out?
Gee, I wonder who you're talking about?
Are you referring to the 16x verbatim media test? Personally, although I think the testing is good, I would not base a drive purchase over one media type's performance on three different drives... you should look at the media that you use on a regular basis, as well as the media easily available to you, and see how THAT media performs.
Yes, that was the one.
Unfortunately, like you said, they only tested with one type of media (16X Verbatim +R), although it at least gives some type of comparison.
Of course newer firmwares may make a difference in terms of caspability with that media.
Normally I buy burners without too much thought, but since 16X is the theoretical limit for DVD+R and -R, I think I will keep this one for a long time to come.
I do need to start returning my focus back on some other priorities in life, if it was ever there in the first place.