And I have noticed that they have sales on TY and Ritek +R medias.
There’s non-frightening prices and a good value on the shipping.
These medias (TY, Ritek), when in plain, non-printable format, will outlast most other medias.
Sometimes a good deal on off brand media results in coasters, data integrity issues, and quick DVD rot in storage.
So, spring for some TY or Ritek if you want to save money in the long run.
I recommend non-printable media because attachments to the top surface of a DVD can cause it to malfunction later, after it is stored for some time. Paper labels also cause trouble; but, along with the problem, they can be removed from a plain disc and it will work correctly. With a printable or painted disc, the problem is non-removable. Personally, I use a sharpie because I’m too cheap to buy labels. Just a tip for your shopping: Don’t buy printables or white painted discs.
P.S. The BenQ 8x +R media is Daxon AZ2, and it is available at a very low price under the Legacy brand. It has very low PI failures with remarkably high minor PI errors. See our “scans” thread. Some set-top players make choppy video unless this media is burned at 4x. The very next firmware update for your 1610 will improve playability of Daxon AZ2 so that you can use it at 12x. Data integrity is 100%, very low occurance of coasters, and durability is very high (nearly bombproof). Life in storage is unknown because it is so new. Yeah, it’s weird stuff, but maybe worth a try.