I'll probably order the Toshiba.
As both of you have stated it's backwards compatible, and it reads DVD-R better than Sony.
$39 would be a great price if it was in Canadian pesos, but up here it'll cost me about $75-$80.
(damn Canadian loonie)
Thanx for all the info guys, it was helpful.
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