Which DVD writer?

I am considering buying a DVD writer and I am left a little confused about what format/file type will be the standard and which is best for writing home video/pictures that will play on a TV set top DVD player. I will also be using it for a re-write for backups and images and for copying movies. I would appreciate any opinions and/or links on the hardware, software, especially from amateur home video enthusiasts and others who have used this gear to copy movies.

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This is what is available in my area:

<A HREF="http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/Pioneer/CDA/ServiceAndSupport/SelfHelpForIndDet/1,1457,1356,00.html" target="_new">Pioneer DVD-R Kit, DVR-A05 4x2x16x8x Recorder</A>

<A HREF="http://www.sony.com.au/product_detail_content.asp?CCod=16056&CCod2=19855&ProdCod=DRU120A" target="_new">Sony INT IDE 2.4X DVD+RW KIT DRU120A</A>

<A HREF="http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/articles.hwz?cid=10&aid=488" target="_new">Ricoh DVD+RW+R kit MP5125A 2.4x2.4x8x DVD+ReWriter</A>

Can anyone make sense of all the pro's and cons to me please?


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  1. Thanks for the replies. :tongue:

    I decided to buy the Sony.

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  2. Hmm, I hope that the Sony you bought is the one I am thinking of:
    Sony has a DVD-writer which does both standards:
    DVD-r(w) and DVD+r(w).
    I that's not the one you bought, why don't you try to bring back the one you bought and replace it by the multi-standard one?

    Greetings from Belgium;
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