thanks a bunch to you guys for your input. here are my thoughts.
thanks for the list. i was actually already aware of it and reviewed it as my first source. my problem is that this list does not necessarily include OEM’s. tdk eg. uses discs manufactured by ricoh, imation uses CMC etc. but all those discs are a little bit more on the pricier side ($2.50+).
i am looking for good-quality discs at reasonable prices which i personally think should be in the $1.50 range for 4x dvd+rw’s. i just don’t have patience to burn at 2.4x. so, thanks phoenix’97.
currently, compusa has a deal running this week (06/13/2004 to 06/19/2004) for sony 4x dvd+rw @ about $17 for a 10-pack. it seems like my 2500a recognizes them as 4x. manufacturer is philips (adip info “PHILIPS-041-00”). i just got back and will test those “samples.”
you said you experienced bad results with optodiscs. can you elaborate a little bit? did you have read errors? were “KProbe” results terrible? did your dvd-player exhibit video stuttering during playback?
are you using original ricoh branded discs or oem’s? the same question goes to your infodiscs. under what name did you buy them and do you have KProbe scanning results?
where did you buy your HP discs?
again, thanks a lot to everyone for your replies!