Spent a few hours tonight searching these forums for the latest information, but there still seems to be opposing views regarding which brands/MIDs are the best media currently available, and whether +R discs have any advantage over -R if bit-setting isn’t used. Also, it is difficult to digest the wide assortment of information and opinions expressed in threads on these subjects when many of them span hundreds of posts over several years.
How about a new thread that sums-up which media currently rates best, closing it after a few days and make it sticky? This way it won’t turn into a thread that is too long or too contradictory or too old to be relevant and concise.
Is it still true that Verbatims can be the best overall DVDR (write quality/longevity) but it is difficult to consistantly find good batches?
Is it still true that while TY media may not have as durable bonding adhesive as Verbatim does, thereby possibly having a shorter life-span, there is more consistancy in dye quality batch-to-batch, and it is easier to find grade-A batches? (I have 4-YO TYGO2 discs, and all are still well-bonded and pass a TRT perfectly.)
My goal is to buy several hundred DVD-R Inkjet printables and I thought the 8x TYG02’s (Premium, not the value-lines) at Supermediastore with free shipping looked like a good deal; seems like I’ve read that they are better than the newer 16x media. But I also wonder where all this 8x stuff keeps coming from if it’s been out of production for a year or more? Will consider Verb -R media if someone can point me to a verified good batch at a decent price…
Currently have a NEC 2500 and 3550, and may soon also buy a Pioneer 112 or Sammy. All I care about is media that will get excellent write quality with these drives in burning video DVDs.
Thank you in advance.