Thank you, Chas--that puts my mind at ease! (Or should it?!?? :p) I had read that about the ritek g04 quality hitting bottom at www.dvd-recordable.org, and either there or someplace else said the ridata branded or silver shiny were the only two to get, because they weren't labeled like the silver matte (that one was anathema).
By the way, have you ever tried or burned the Sony DVD+R 8x MIJ that are y000t02-00 that Circuit City sells? I got a 50pk of those when they had them on sale, but had read something mixed about them. If you've used them, let me know something about your results, if that's not too much trouble. :iagree: