Are all Tayio Yuden media the best? Or only certain batches?
Taiyo Yuden 8x media has a better rep around here amongst most of us than their 16x, though that is sometimes debated in the Blank Media forum. Do a search in that forum.
And it is very hard to determine which type of blank media is the “best”. It may vary according to which burner you are using, or even which firmware you are using in that burner.
ill just add a little to what Kerry56 said…
in general just about anything from Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim is ‘quality’.
like he said above… Taiyo Yuden DVD+R 8x is considered the best around here if money is no object… although i think your getting more for your money going with Verbatim DVD+R (which are $20.99 out the door right now on newegg.com) since there pretty much half the price (almost) and pretty much similar quality overall.
and also, whether you get 16x or 8x media, 8x burning speed (12x in some cases) is probably your safest bet if your trying to keep the burning quality high.