rumor has it that the next Pioneer drive A10/110 will support DVD-RAM too (and DVD+/-R DL it obviously will) so you might consider waiting for it.
Thanks Dodec, I just may - even though my personal track record w/ Pioneer is less than stellar. Pioneer always reviews well - but I just seem to have problems with them.
Case-in-point: I currently have a DVD-116 that locks up my PC everytime I try copy a file from DVD media. This started after I flashed it (because of painfully slow reads of DVD-RW media) from v1.06 to v1.22 downloaded from the Pioneer support site. Oddly, it reads the directoy information of the DVD and copies files from a CD without incident.
Ian wrote:...and we do have a review of the SW-9585 in the works.
...there is a firmware available that supports DVD-R DL. I-O Data released one for the DVR-ABM16A (rebadged SW-9585) in late April.
Good to hear on all three accounts. I may pursue the I/O Data version if it is both more available and better supported. In the interim, I shall eagerly await CDR Labs review of the SW-9585.