I recently got a Dell 8250 with a dvd burner. NEC 1100a It is of the +r/+rw flavor.I find myself in a situation of having a player for my home system that wont take the +r/+rw. I thought I had done my home work. Explaining this error to my wife has been a little embarssing. Anyway, I now want to get another dvd burner.That will do the -r/-rw format. I couldn't pass on the 8250,it was a great deal. I'm considering a Pioneer A05. I was wondering what some of you thought. I also thought that with Dell and Microsoft getting behind the +r/+rw issue that it would win out in the end. Now I'm not so sure. Any suggestion/comments will be greatly appericated.