[QUOTE=Arachne;2581941]Yup, discs + a nice fat HDD for me as well. Sorry Chad
But ya know what’s even more convenient than DVD…a recorder with HDD. I hardly ever use discs now for stuff off the TV - HDD first, and only if I want to keep it do I transfer to disc.
So, not even any faffing about looking for the disc - just find the relevant recording on the recorder’s HDD and go. You don’t even have to get up off the couch.
EDIT: But regarding the original question, if you really are set on using DVD R - grab a hundred or so discs, from two different manufacturers, and go from there. You can top up your stash as neeeded.[/QUOTE]
The reason why I prefer DVD-R compared to say a HDD is that the contents are easily watchable near enough everywhere - Far more people are likely to have a DVD player, and prefer to watch a DVD on their DVD player than on their computer, and it’s easily cloanable so if a friend wants a copy they can have one for relatively peanuts. I don’t like this idea of having ALL of my data backed up to one unit - If that unit fails, godforbid, I’ve lost near enough everything.
Rather have the DVDs laid out in a box than on one unit - I don’t know, I’ve just grown up with it Finally HDD recorders are a bit on the expensive side, and their recordings stored to HDD are impractical for recovery.
But at least someone actually answered my question - I’ve just bagged a pack of 100 Mirror DVD-R 16x for just Â£5 - So this coincides with my ~30 DVD-R Maxells I have left I’ll let you know how the brand Mirror goes - Since it’s a new one to me, but I think, by the looks of it, it is produced by MBI - Which has churned out some solid stuff recently