Thanks for info guys. This confirms to me that is it is a tough choice since both Pioneer and LG make good quality drives. I've had both products for DVD burners and they both served me well - actually I'm still using the LG DVD burner.
Specs are very close only difference is that Pioneer does 12x and LG does 10x for writes and for reads LG can do 10x on BD-ROM while Pioneer can do 8x.
But currently there is no media to keep up with any of these specs anyways. I think I read 6x media is the fastest out right now?
Anyhow I guess I'll flip a coin on which drive to get ...
TAILS - I picked the LG drive - found it for a better price!