DVD-R Media Question

I know this is mostly a CDR forum, but I thought I’d give it a try anyway…

I have a Panasonic DMR-E30 which I picked up to transfer VHS home movies to DVD-R. I’m not interested in fancy formatting, or anything of that nature - I just want these archived so the video will be around for the foreseeable future (as opposed to quickly degrading on VHS tapes).

My question is - what DVD-Rs are recommended for longevity and quality recording? On eBay, generic DVD-Rs can be found for .50 a piece, if not less. Taiyo-Yuden DVD-Rs can be found on the web for around $2 a piece. Knowing the quality of their CDRs (which is certainly superior to generic CDRs), I’m planning to shell out the extra bucks, just to be sure I’m getting quality products. No sense taking a risk with family memories, IMHO. However, I wondered what others with more experience and technical expertise felt.

Also, any advice on how to store these? I’m planning on thin jewel boxes.

Thanks! :slight_smile:


Although I don’t have the standalone you have,I like Ritek. It’s neither low or high priced,it’s somewhere in the middle. You order them online (4x) for about a $1.50
(buying in bulk) at www.meritline.com . They work well,and they are of great quality. I’ve used about 200 so far,and they have many different size cases to store your memories. Browse the site,and let your tastes decide… :cool: