thanx to users here i decided on the pioneer 106d DVD burner over the nec 1300a.
anyhow i now need to find maybe al ist somewhere of recommended media as i don't see one at pioneer site.
as most can tell am new to dvd writing and don't want a bunch of coasters but at same time i am looking for quality media. to me it pays off in the end.
also seeing as its a R-+/RW-+ i wonder if each type of media had a specific use in mind from its design, ie. one is better for video etc. our home player says r- so that settles some of the media questions but what about data and data backups?