[QUOTE=Kerry56;2665499]I never had any problems with my Verbatim BD-R personally. I’m using Falcon Smart Blu discs for BD-R these days. They are made by FTI and are very highly recommended. Panasonic is also making very high quality BD-R discs.
I’m not sure who was making the blu ray media in Japan that Sony, TDK and Panasonic were selling a few years back. It wasn’t Taiyo Yuden. TY makes LTH blu ray, but I don’t really recommend them.
Of those companies that were selling Japanese made HTL discs (regular inorganic recording layer), only Panasonic is still doing so with any reasonable expectation of getting Japanese made discs. Sony may still have some in the retail pipeline, but for the most part, they have shifted their suppliers to Taiwan. And TDK stopped after only a short while.
If you are in the US, you can find the FTI discs at Mediamegamall. They overcharge on shipping though, at least for small amounts.
Edit: Looks like Panasonic does their production in house: http://panasonic.net/blu-ray/technology/branch/[/QUOTE]
Thank you for all this very useful info.
I guess the money I will have saved on a commercial burner software will now be spent on media.
One other question back on the software. Can I safely have two burner softwares installed?
I remember reading that ImgBurn will not make a disc to disc copy, so I would need another program like BurnAware to do that.