I've only been using beall's from meritline for the last 5 months. Before that Ritek g-4's.
I gave the BeAll's a try based on their Money back guarantee on Meritline.
I've got a small computer shop and sell these with every rig with a DVD burner in it.
I only use NEC 1300a's for the last year and now 2500a's.
I've probably Sold 2500 of these BeAll disks. and i have probably used close to 1000 of them myself.
Im not on here a lot i lurk mostly, when i need answers. I mostly live @ xtremesystems or OC forums.
My DVD burning rig has 4- NEC 2500a's in it I use DVD Shrik/nero 6 to burn to all 4 @ once.
I have an external enclosure 2500a that i use for making Ghost Restore disks of customers computers, that they leave with.
Out of those 1000 i have only had one guy have a problem with a Movie i gave him.
I looked at the disk, wiped the Greasy fingerprint off of it, and i plays fine. I have not have one come back from any home DVD player yet.
I only recommend Beall's to everyone i know. If you havent tried them, give them a shot. I bought a new Epson R300 printer for printing straight on the DVD's. The Beall Printable label DVD's have no problems either.
I dont even think about testing another brand. I buy the 500 packs and they come in 50 pack cake boxes. .89 cents each. 99 cents each shipped for 100 packs.