Okay, I am sure this is probably a very easy question to answer, but I really want to get started with DVD burning the right way and all my research on drives points to these two. I really don't mind if the pioneer only uses -R and -RW while the Sony handles all formats. The price difference isn't that big of a deal either. (from what I can see the Sony is around $40-$50 more) What do people think about these two drives? Which one is a better buy? Which performs better? If I were to be doing straight backups of DVD9 format movies as described in Raptor's burning guide on digital-forums.com which drive would work better. (Here is the link to that Guide - www.digital-forums.com/dvd2dvdr/) I am sure either drive will work fine for the things I want to accomplish, but I'd really like to have some more experienced users' thoughts.