My current external DVD burner is a Lacie DL DVD-+R/RW (model # 3500 or 3800 something) and it won't accept any 16x DVD-R media. It only accepts 8x or slower--otherwise it just spits them out and throws up a prompt that says "Unrecognizable Media--cannot complete task". I'm sick of it. 8x media is near impossible to find now. In order to update the firmware Lacie tech support says I have to disassemble the unit, install the burner inside a PC to update the firmware and then put it back in its external housing it for use with my Mac. I'm not interested in doing that. I have a feeling that this machine will be a nice CD burner from now on.
Does anyone know of or recommend a really good external DVD burner for Mac? I'm not interested in a Blue Ray burner--just interested in purchasing a new external DVD burner that will accept most 16x DVD media. I've got several stacks of DVD media that I'm afraid I won't be able to use with this current machine.
Thanks everyone for chipping in and giving your two cents worth. And thanks for all the help on the AVID not digitizing video from the Sony V1-U issue as well. Keep up the good work! Don't know what I'd do without you--oh that's right--write AVID tech support or call B&H or better yet just pick up the phone or car keys and talk to one of my friends/professional colleagues. You've all been there when I've needed it. Take care!