I need to get a dvd writer soon, so I need expert advice on what is the best one to get. I want to get one that is in the price range of $80 - $150. My brother insists on an 8x dvd +/- writer from a shitty company (don't remember the name) for about 91 dollars. My friend recommends a Sony 8x dvd +/- writer that has won a bunch of awards, but it costs 150 bucks. Any recommendations and advice/tips or things to look out for are welcome.