At this point the only media I've had good success with and trust is TY. You can buy the genuine, non-branded (i.e. Fuji, TDK,etc) from rima.com. If you're looking for branded stuff, I've gotten TY from Fuji and TDK. The spindles have a characteristic look. There is no "lip" on the bottom. The side of the top is flush to the bottom edge. With Fuji, you can see "made in japan" printed on the top dvd. In the case of TDK, the package will say MIJ on the side and the spindle will look just like described above. I don't know of any branded TY media that comes in a spindle with a lip on the bottom edge. Be careful with Maxell media since the barcode may say MIJ. However, this is not TY media. It's MXL (maxell) media. While alot of people love the stuff, my first experience with it wasn't good and it's left a sour taste in my mouth.
Hope this helps :bigsmile: