[QUOTE=Kerry56;2471579]You should look in the Bargain Basement here at MyCE for good deals on media. Verbatim DL +R dvds rarely dip below $1 a disk however.
BD-R prices on ebay should be under $2 a disk for good buys on 25gb disks. I recently bought a few Memorex BD-R 25gb disks for $1.80 each (after cashback through Bing) from Newegg while they were having a sale.
At the moment Verbatim BD-R is not noticeably superior to other BD blank media coming out of Taiwan and Japan, so it isn’t necessary to stick to that brand.
It is hard to find 25gb BD-RE disks for good prices. There were some Ritek BD-RE 25gb on ebay for $2 apiece a few months ago, but that was the best price I’ve ever seen on the rewritable disks. A good buy on them will be in the $4.50 to $5 range and not all that common. You may want a few BD-RE disks for testing purposes when you run into problems with encoding.[/QUOTE]
[B]Thank you so much Kerry[/B]… I never thought of or even considered RW BD media! You make an excellent point about buying a couple of those first to get familiar with the process and fine tune my comfort level and ability copying/burning BD before buying $100 worth of expensive blank discs and potentially ruining them.
This might sound silly, but I’m not 100% sure so I thought I’d ask… are BD RW (RE?) media the same as the CD and DVD versions ([I]meaning, they can be recorded on, erased, and re-recorded onto over and over again[/I])? If this is the truth it would be awesome (except for the amount of time it would take) to keep 4 or 5 BD-Rewritable discs on hand with favorite movies on them, and then swap them out perhaps for others. [B]What is the normal time-frame for burning a BD (25gb) and what is the time-frame for erasing them using current average external drive speeds?[/B]
… This all leads me down the final rabbit hole though - [B]what is the best tested external USB BD burner I can hook up to my laptop for us with DVDfab that will render the best results dollar for dollar?[/B] THANK YOU!