Well, I appreciate the quick replies folks, but they failed to address some important info which I was seeking.
I will therefore be a little more clear with what I am looking for.
I understand that people like these "Taiyo Yuden" media, but I am just wondering why everyone I have spoken with... before I joined this forum, meaning before today, have said that you only want to go with name brand blank media. These include but are not limited to Sony, Memorex, Fuji, etc.
What is so great about "Taiyo Yuden" other than the users here have had no problems with them? I have not even heard of them until today. Are they in fact mass manufactured in Japan and then given a bunch of different names labeled on them, possibly including the brands I listed above... or just Fuji and some other off-name brands?
I have some "Great Quality" GQ DVD+R 8x and I burned one so far and it looks ok. I havent run it through DVD Identifier yet, but I suppose I can and find out what it actually is.
I know this is a lot of information I am seeking, but I cant find any answers in faqs here... and I figure there are a lot of intelligent people who have used their hardware and software enough to understand what I am looking for.
I appreciate all the help.