Hello. I have current experience with the extremely cheap XTREME brand 4X DVD-Rs and that is that THEY WORK and are VERY cost efficient. Keys:
I have the NEC ND-1300A DVD+-RW (which is an AWESOME drive and a steal at $88 online!!) and am running WinXP Pro Corp Service Pack 1. I have Herrie's hacked firmware update 1.7 (search the internet for "herrie NEC 1300 firmware") BE SURE that your burner is hooked up to the SECONDARY MASTER ide channel as this is the most compatible setup. The Xtreme dvd-rs burn beautifully at 4x speed, and I have made quite a few successful full dvds (data and video) in under 21 minutes apiece. Email me if you have a question, as I found a very cheap and reliable source of DVD media (available at allmediaoutlet.com or blank-cd-cdr.com for about $.75 each) and have had success. firstname.lastname@example.org. cool, good luck, seeya later!