I don't know if all LTH media is crap. When I got my first burner a year ago I didn't know that LTH was junk so I got some Verb LTH on sale @ Fry's, I backed up all 20 BD-R's and only two coasters. I just watched one of the backup's over the weekend with no problem. So the jury is out for me with the LTH media. For the same cost or cheaper I can get Imation BD-R 25 pack on sale @ Fry's for around $12 or Smart Blu for $20 for a 25 pack. With that being the price point I am not going to roll any dice on LTH. Now if this was about $25 for the 50 pack I might just play and see.