I don't know if this will help you Moomin
I have beeen was looking for a long time here in Europe for some DVD's of the same quality of the Maxell BQ (Broadcasting Quality), the ones that dolphinius_rex recommends (in North America) for long time storage
Somebody told me that in Europe you can get " Maxell DVD+R /-R 16x X-TREME PROTEK " that should be of the same (?) quality.
After a lot of searching I finaly found through Â« RockBottom Â» :
3 places in Germany where they sell :
" Maxell DVD +R and .-R / 4.7GB 16x X-TREME PROTEK "
6,01 /5 = 1,20 â‚¬ a piece
7,50â‚¬ /5 = 1,50 â‚¬ a piece
12,14 â‚¬ /5 = 2,43 â‚¬ a piece
Ayoo (the cheapest, located in north Germany) does send to some countries in Europe, including Belgium but not France.
I could reach HardwareSend (located in SchÃ¶nau â€“ Schwarzwald) in 1 hour or 2 by car, but the medias are a bit more expensive there.
So I am going to order some from Dynabyte because from what I understood their sending costs are free above 100 â‚¬.
But before doing so (for around 100 â‚¬ !) I like to know from you experts if these medias are equivalent or at least close in quality to the Maxell BQ that dolphin uses.
Unfortunaly no one of these 3 links has a photo of these " Maxell 16x X-Treme PROTEK "
Is there any preference for quality between +R and â€“R for these "X-Treme PROTEK "?
According to the official site of Maxell Germany :
They talk about a lifespan of about 50 years under 10-30Â°C, 30-50RH
and they should look like this: