By the way, if you're looking for better media to use, for archival purposes, the very best media to buy is MAM-A Gold (Archive Grade, and the same holds true for cd-rs. Keep in mind I'm only talking about Gold Archival quality MAM-As. MAM-A silver cd-rs and silver blank dvd media tend to be absolutely horrible and have gone way downhill ever since Mitsui became MAM-A; the MAM-A gold archival quality cd-r media is still very good). Maxell Mastering Grade Media 8X DVD-R 4.7GB media is very good as well, but it does not contain a gold reflective layer (so it won't probably won't last as long as the MAM-A gold dvd-rs in longevity tests). The Maxell Mastering grade media does have a very nice surface layer though that is extremely resistant to scratches. You won't find too many people talking about either types of media I just mentioned for two reasons: they are very expensive (and I mean, very expensive), and they aren't easy to find in stores.
Taiyo Yuden media is also highly regarded (Taiyo Yuden media works well in most burners). However, there is a well known bonding issue with some of their media (and there is still likely some poorly bonded Taiyo Yuden MIJ being sold somewhere):
The Digital Dolphin reviews (moslty BENQ) burners at cdrlabs.com and is pretty well known in the online burning community (and he has access to tons of media).
The short answer to your question is burner/media compatibility is always an issue.