[quote=lordsmurf] I can only assume some piece-of-crap software like WinAVI or Nero was used on this computer "test".
The comment about WinAVI being trash I agree with, I wasted money buying that crummy program. Nero OEM 126.96.36.199 (which was bundled with my Lite-On burner)is fine burning software, although newer versions suck because they were crippled so they would not work with DVDShrink.
There must be some plus to a DVD recorder with a HDD or why would someone pressure the Asian manufacturers to leave out first component inputs, then this year, scrub the sale of DVD recorders with hard drives and ATSC tuners in the United States? The amount of time and the extra computer gear and software programs needed to make and master DVDRs on a computer is a chore many people do not feel up to. On the other hand, pressing a button to record a brodcast on a DVD recorder hard drive is right up most people's alley.