Gents and Ladies. Could you help, my mesh computer has a D.V.D player and a seperate C.D writer and player, I am about to purchase a digital cam corder for the first time should I replace the D.V.D player with a stand alone D.V.D writer or should I replace the C.D writer wih a combined D.V.D-C.D writer? Would much appreciate your help.
The best option is to replace the CD Writer with a DVD writer as recommended above. A further advantage of this is that you can have one drive set to play Region 1 dvd's and the other drive set to play Region 2 dvd's, thereby avoiding the problem of running out of region changes, usually only 4 or 5 on most drives,
Even more importantly, if you retain the DVD-ROM amd buy a DVD rewriter (about £45 upwards these days for 16x dual layer), you can use the rewriter purely for burning and the DVD-ROM for playing disks, installing software, listening to CDs etc.
Rewriters are not the most robust of devices so should be kept purely for their intended purpose, rather than a multi-use tool.