Using Newegg's comment system, I've found many inconsistencies between user's experiences. Some things work for some people, but then wont for someone else. I just want to be sure that the media I purchase will burn, and playback successfully using my hardware.
I have an NEC-ND3550A DVD burner. I'm aware that a firmware update is required to use certain media, and I've already upgraded to the newest available.
For standalone playback, I'm going to be using my PS2, which is one of the newer, small, slim consoles.
I'll be using Nero to burn .vob, .ts, etc.. files (DVDs ripped with DVD Shrink).
The two types of media I need are:
25 quantity, 8.5gb. Speed isn't as important as quality, though I'm looking for someone middle-end, not too expensive.
50 (or more) quantity 4.7gb. Since these are much less expensive, I'm willing to pay slightly more for 8x, or even 16x speed, so long as the quality of disc is decent and I don't end up with too many coasters.
If I were able to purchase both of these from the same online retailer, I probably wouldn't want to spend more than $60.