This is just my opinion, others will have different opinions, of course. When it comes to DVD burners, just stick to the main companies. I don't have a BR burner, so I can't attest to that, but I'm pretty sure the buying logic would be the same. Go to Amazon, Newegg, etc, read reviews.
Actually, if anything, BD-R should be reliable because the recording medium has changed from organic (CD and DVD are all organic dye based discs) to inorganic (metallic oxide)When I first looked, I thought he was looking for a burner, but I think he is exclusively looking at ripping. Which would be good, since BD-R is terrible from a $/TB proposition, not to mention reliability.