Give Verbatim a try, good media and good drive compatibility. Most Memorex media is actually decent, however they use a lot of different sources for their media (many different media codes), so burner/firmware support with all of the various media codes is not as good as something such as Verbatim, as well as Verbatim just being better media. Part of it could also depend on the device that you're playing the discs on, some prefer +R or -R, and some are just very picky with dye-based media in general. For example, I have an older player that skips and stutters with -R media quite a bit, yet it has no problems with +R media. The opposite can also be true with other players though, some older players prefer -R or +R bitset to -ROM.