I have an spindle of Verbatims (CMCMAGBAHâ†) hehe..
And tis like IBEX mentioned, although verbatim used to be very good blanc media.
The BURN Quality is CERTAINLY not Consistent from BD-R , despite burning them at the same speed!!
However as for the lifespan, so far i haven't had any playback issues.
But then again iam talking about very recent (weeks/months old) burns here.
And i just have adopted bluray format to expand my movie collection :p.
If u realy like consitent and reliable media..
1 WORD = WANNAPANASONIC ^^
They are TRULY the HOLY GRAIL of BD-R ..
Never Cant go wrong with wannapwannas :p,... NO SERIOUSLEE..