New to Quality DVD Media Purchasing, Need Help

I want to buy quality DVD media for archiving games and such, and I was wondering what products I should purchase. I’ve read that Taiyo Yuden is the best one available, and that Verbatim has sunken a bit in quality from India Disks. Can anyone post links directly to the product pages of definite Taiyo Yuden discs? The ones I am looking at so far are http://www.rima.com/prod/1733-100.html http://www.rima.com/prod/1776-100.html http://www.supermediastore.com/product/u/jvc-taiyo-yuden-shiny-silver-thermal-8x-dvd-plus-r-media-white-paper-sleeves-clear-window-100pk-jdpr-zz-sb8-pslv-4cw100pk-linkyo?brand=TAIYO+YUDEN&max=15&offset=0 http://www.supermediastore.com/product/u/taiyo-yuden-silver-thermal-8x-dvd-plus-r-media-100?brand=TAIYO+YUDEN&max=15&offset=0 http://www.supermediastore.com/product/u/jvc-taiyo-yuden-jdpr-zz-sb16-dvd-plus-r-shiny-silver-16x-media-cake-box-100pk?brand=TAIYO+YUDEN&max=15&offset=0 There is also that newegg sale for Verbatim for 17 dollars with a promotion code, but after looking into Verbatim recently, I’m not entirely sure if they would be good. Also, why is there a price difference between Rima and supermediastore? And, are there any other good suppliers in the US? Thank you for your time, and sorry if any of these questions seem basic.

Those TY disks are very good. The only problem you’ll have with the shiny silver lacquer disks is the fact that they show fingerprints very easily.

The price difference between supermediastore and rima is because supermediastore includes shipping costs. Those disks are $35 + shipping at rima, and $37 including standard shipping from supermediastore. http://www.supermediastore.com/product/u/taiyo-yuden-silver-thermal-8x-dvd-plus-r-media-100?brand=TAIYO+YUDEN&max=15&offset=0

Meritline.com is another online store for TY disks.

The Verbatim disks should be fine. They may not scan as well, but as a general rule, they are good disks. Make sure to get the ones with AZO on the label, not the Verbatim “Life Series”.

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=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]

8x TY media has not been discontinued not that Ive heard of anyway :confused:
and lets hope not because I prefer the 8x TY media over the 16X TY
media any day of the week. :iagree:

here is a couple of places that are trust worthy for 8x -R TY media.

JVC/Taiyo Yuden 8X DVD-R 4.7GB Silver Thermal Lacquer Blank Media Discs

Meritline TY DVD-R 8X 4.7GB

Here is some 8x +R TY media

JVC/Taiyo Yuden DVD+R 8X 4.7GB Silver Thermal Lacquer

Meritline DVD+R 8X 4.7GB

Or if you prefer 16x -R TY media then here you go

TY DVD-R 16X 4.7GB

TY 16x +R media here
TY DVD+R 16X 4.7GB

[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?