New Dvd-r user, buying media for first time help

A lot of my friends seem to swear by “Ritek” brand media, and they told me to buy it at http://www.shop4tech.com

I know they don’t have any 16x speed, so 8x would have to do.
Anyone have any comments on this brand dvd media?

Ritek is iffy by all accounts. What burner are you buying for?

Plextor PX716A

Right now I have a sample 25 pack of TDK DVD-R 8X

You might want to visit the Plextor forum. I can’t really recommend any media for the 716A.