I am using a brand new LG burner with Nero7. With my old internal CDRW drive, I've burned CD-Rs of many brands, mostly TDK, Maxell, Sony, Dynex. I had a few coasters/bad burns with any brand I tried. The same % of coasters with cheap CD-Rs(Dynex, house brand) as with those costing twice(Sony).
In fact, because of this, I only bought the cheap Dynex CD-Rs until I switched to DVD's.
Now I read not to use cheap DVD-Rs made in China, such as Dynex, Playo(which now goes for $4.99 - 60spindle at Staples). However, all brands are made in Taiwan it seems, and whichever are made in Japan either arent sold in major stores such as Circuit City, Best Buy, Staples, or are always sold out.
I wanted to stick with Dynex(50 DVD-Rs for $8.99) but picked up a spindle of 50 Nexxtech DVD+Rs at Circuit City for $7.99.
Burned fine, and was verified by Nero. If that's the case, and I make 2 copies, why should I be worried that the DVD will be bad in 3 years as I will re-burn them by that time anyway?