Panasonic media not having a good reputation?
In the early days of DVD-R, Panasonic discs (with MEI MID) were one of the stand out performers. Very hard to find in Europe, and expensive, but superb quality.
And their DVD-Ram media has always been made to the highest standards.
As for their BD-R discs… they have been the stand out performer among BD-R discs since the dawn of Blu-Ray writing. They have proven to have the most consistent quality, best drive compatibility and (not surprisingly) have been the undisputed number one recommendation on this forum for years!
Just have a quick browse of the bank media forum.