My comments about using RWs instead of RAM were not for burning on PC, but for burning from HD in the standalone recorder itself.
I assumed that c-major is investigating RAM either for direct real-time recording purposes, or re-writable purposes (further editing after transfer to PC, making room on the HD from recorded programs that are to be erased after viewing, whatever...), in his standalone recorder.
(I assumed it's a standalone recorder from the "DVD recorder" formulation, now maybe I assumed wrongly :bigsmile: )
As a sidenote, now that I think about it, even for the first described purpose I would personally favor RW because RAM uses a different format for video (VR instead of Video disc) and in case one wants to rip these discs afterwards it will be much easier with RW. Ripping RAM video discs is not a straightforward, no-brainer procedure.
About Verbatim RW and quality. The reason why I'm simplistic in my recommendation is because the Verbs are widely available (I for example have never met a Ricoh-branded RW disc in any shop), but also because from everything I've read on this forum and others they seem to be on the safer side after numerous re-writings. Many people complaint about RW's real-world number of re-writings. So I was not referring to immediate (PIE/PIF etc..) quality.