[QUOTE=coldness;2583767]I think i read in the stickies here that the 8x Taiyo Yuden were discontinued or something? What is that about, if in fact these stores are still selling them? Any other online vendors that you would recommend besides these two, that you trust?[/QUOTE]
NewEgg is a very reliable source of Verbatim AZO brand. If your backing up data I’d go with the DVD+R’s. For video and other use go with -R’s. It’s helpful to buy them when they go on sale and/or with coupon codes. Also recording at 8x vs 16x improves scan qualtiy for some burners even if the media is rated 16x (may not be the case with a burner made after 2010, or has less than 800 discs written/attempted).
Ex. Verbatim+R/-R AZO 100 packs: all-time low price $14.99, high price $28.99 (but usually found @ newegg somwwhere between).
There’s been some debate about whether Verbatim AZO’s or Ty/JVC premium will last longer under equal storage conditions. Then you ask yourself is the extra $10-$25 worth what your putting on the discs?