I have used a variety of Verbatim media over the last 3-4 years and have always found them to be of very high quality. The TY made 8x Verbatims are almost impossible to find these days and Verbatim seem now to be sourcing their 8x media from RITEK :Z
I would therefore go with 16x MCC004 media as it is possibly the best 16x media on the market today and has good FW support from most burners. The 16x TY media is also very good but has not been around for too long and so FW support for it may be lagging behind Verbatim. I have used MCC004 Verbatim (made in India) and have found it to be generally very good indeed although some have commented on batch variability but that also seems to affect TY 16x media too.
My general rule of thumb is Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden. Having said that I have had some very good burns on my Benq EW164B from HP branded 8x DVD+R media made by CMC (CMC MAG E01) that was a lot cheaper than Verbatim or TY.
If you do use Verbatim 16x media I would suggest burning at 12x as this seems to give better results than 16x.