I'm wondering what dvd-r media would be the best on the market right now. I have been burning Dvds for a while now and have bought over 200 blank dvd-r's in the past sticking to the same brand Optodisc or "Optodisck001" Gold Edition. I have been loyal to this brand due to reading that it was varry reliable and compatable because it use's some sort of special japanies dye and that it had superior scrach protection.
The last batch I bought I'm sure had flaws. I bought them off ebay and upon looking at them they were flawed in the middle were the hole is it looks like some sort of discoloration or around the plastic transparent hole almost like they were missing glue in some places and every disc was different in this part of the dvd some had a larger discoloration than others and some were just fine and had none. They appeared to work fine at first using dvd-x-copy platinum v184.108.40.206 , but after I used a few of them I noticed after watching some of the movies I copyed that at the varry end of the movie it would totaly freez the frames would stop and then the dvd player would start trying to read the disc from what I can tell. I know it wasn't the DVD-player because I have tried several different drives and players and the endings on a lot of movies I have burned do not work at all although, a few do.
I use a sony DRU-500A to burn my videos at 4x, I like DVD-R's the best because they work great in my modded Xbox with upgraded samsung drive. I allready have bought a few Expensive TDK Armor plated DVD-r's but they are quiet expensive and I cannot buy them in cheaper 50 disc spools. I'm looking for a good reliable disc dvd-r brand and were to buy it at the best price. Thank you for all your time and effort in helping a lost optical man who hasent purchased new blank media in a year. :sad: