Thanks, maybe I'll do just that.
I'm also trying to determing what media is the best, I see a lot of brands that am un-familiar with, as I have stuck with Memorex and TDK so far.
But, like the Lite-Ons are similar to Sony, Ssseth pointed me to a program that shows what (to it's best ability) media it really is.....(smart burn) and that TDK is actually Ricoh Company Limited.
I'm also new to figuring out what a good price is...Best Buy had TDK +4 25 for $24.99, so I went with that, usally using Memorex.
Now, at the beggining of all this, I was using Xcopy and was not getting good results, and in the process, or so it seems, I was told that +R is great for Data and -R is good for movies, but I think that depends on your standalone, ie. if it's new, it will play both.
My first batch of DVD's was a MEMOREX -R4X 25 pack, and I backed up some movies, then I picked up some +R 4X TDK as the lite on's write to them at 8X. Just finished burning a movie at 8X to it and will see how it fairs...