Hi guys i'm thinking of getting a dvd write for my bday.I'm not sure which one to go for was wonderng if anyone here has any advice?.I want it to play films in my home dvd player aswell sony 725.The sony i thought was good for the fact you can use either DVD -R or DVD +R. I've had a back up from someone who uses the Pioneer and it played on my player at home fine. Was looking at either the:- Sony DRU-500A Or Pioneer DVR-A05 Sony info :- Sony takes the risk out of buying a DVD recorder by bringing all the popular formats into a single drive. The DRU-500A burns DVD-R/-RW, DVD+RW/+R, and even CD-R/CD-RW disks. Internal EIDE drive includes an impressive, industry standard software bundle and is compatible with Windows 98SE/2000, Windows ME and Windows XP operating systems. DVD+RW and DVD-RW disks recorded on this drive may not play back on some older or entry-level DVD systems. The write-once DVD+R or DVD-R disks are more compatible for interchange with other DVD systems. Please record responsibly. Before copying anything onto a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, please be sure you are not violating copyright laws. Pioneer Info :- Pioneer's DVR-A05 drive doubles writing performance across the board with 4X DVD-R, 2X DVD-RW, 16X CD-R and 8X CD-RW capabilities. The new 4X DVD-R recording speed translates into approximately 15 minutes to fully record a high-speed 4.7 GB DVD-R disc. Using data writing software bundled with the drive, the DVR-A05 also offers two-minute quick formatting for DVD-RW data discs, and allows finished DVD-RW discs to be "unfinalized" for writing additional data files. A DVD authoring tool and DVD/CD data recording application are also included with the drive, as well as blank 4X DVD-R and 2X DVD-RW discs. Any advice would be great. Thanks.