Best media for my writer?

Hello all,

I have a Sony DRU 810a writer and use Nero for burning.
I am to use these disks in a Philips standalone DVD-player. I believe I can best use + media or should - work as good ?
Which media is best for me if I was to choose between the following :

Platinum DVD+R 16X CMCMAGM01
Plextor DVD+R 16X YUDEN000T03
Disko DVD+R 8X MBIPG101 R04 (very cheap)
Benq DVD+R 16x DAXON AZ3
Emtec DVD+R 16x FTI 016
Imation DVD+R 16X MBIPG101 R05
Maxell DVD+R 16x RICOHJPNR03

Or others that are better for my writer ?

Thx !

You should definitely go for the Plextors.

You should bitset if you burn for standalones.
I would sort them in this order:

Plextor DVD+R 16X YUDEN000T03
Maxell DVD+R 16x RICOHJPNR03
Imation DVD+R 16X MBIPG101 R05
Emtec DVD+R 16x FTI 016
Benq DVD+R 16x DAXON AZ3
Disko DVD+R 8X MBIPG101 R04 (very cheap)
Platinum DVD+R 16X CMCMAGM01

As an alternative you could also try some Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+/-R (YUDEN000 T02, TYG02), Verbatim 16x DVD+/-R (MCC 004, MCC 03RG20) or Maxell 16x DVD+/-R Made in Japan (Xtreme Protek) (MAXELL 003, MXL RG04).

I can get the

Verbatim DVD+R 16x MCC 004 for € 18,50 for 50.
The Plextors cost 24 Euro for 50.
I can also get SONY D21 (32.5 Euro /100)

Which is the better deal ?

Thx

Both Verbatim and Plextor are good for your Sony (aka BenQ DW1640).
If the Verbatims are Made in India, avoid them. They’re not as consistent as Made in Taiwan Verbatims. Some of the Made in India are very good while others are unacceptably bad, while the Made in Taiwan Verbatims are not as variable.

The Sony are also good, but not as good as Verbatim or Plextor/Taiyo Yuden.

Thx, I’ll go for the Verbatims or Plextors :slight_smile:

The Plextors are my pick, personally of all the T03 i find them (and batch TH000021) to be the best.