I'm looking to invest in some quality DVD-R media and have narrowed my choices down to these (both are Supermediastore.com links)
Verbatim (94971) White Inkjet Printable 8X DVD-R Media in Cake Box - US$24.99 for 50 & free ground shipping
Taiyo Yuden Water Shield White Inkjet Hub Printable 16X DVD-R Media in Cake Box - US$69.99 for 100 & free ground shipping
I really only need 50 discs right now and I'm thinking that the TY 16X may be a tad overkill. The Water Shield is nice but, honestly, I've never gotten any DVD wet. I will be doing most of the burning on my home theatre Pioneer DVR-650H-K HDD/DVR and some on my computer's MSI DVD-RW drive.
My gut is saying, "idiot - get the Taiyos already and quit whining about the extra cost (US$20 more than the Verbatims for 100)!" But then the wallet chimes in and asks me if I really need the brilliance of the TYs. I'm mostly backing up copies of DVDs that I own and none are irreplaceable.
What does the 16X speed of the TY get me over the 8X Verbatim? Yup, it's noobie-time, folks.:o
Oh, also I have found the TY 16X Water Shield in a 50-pack cake box at other sites (GuitarCenter.com for one) but after tax and S&H the price is around US$44 so if they are truly a giant leap above the Verbatim I'll bite the bullet and get 100 at Supermediastore.com.