Well, it aint a myth..... A DVD movie just shattered in my Lite-On 832s and after opening the case and removing all the debris, it will spin up but fails to recognize that there's a disc present. Normally I'd spend a couple weeks reading all the latest reviews but I just started a home remodel and time is tight. Anyone care to make some recommendations? I rip/burn on average 8-10 DVDs per day. Ripping speed is extremely important to me. High compatibility and speed are my main considerations here. What do afterdawn forum members generally consider to be the favorite these days?