Where should i buy my medias?

i just ordered a NEC 3500 online and now i was wonderign where to buy the blank DVDs (online or not) and also what brand should i take.
should i also take DVD-R or DVD+R?

i’m a total newbie and i’m really trying to learn…share your knowledge with me please to avoid as many rookie mistakes as possible.

what country are you in ?
try the bargain basement forum @ http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=58

The most important thing you need to know is that most media brands actually make little or none of the media they sell. The disks contain a media code that identifies the true manufacture. The media code is what maters. You can but the same brand and diffrent quality medias diffrent times if you are not aware of this.
Download and install this free program. It will identify the media code of any disks you buy.
Look here to see what brands usally use what media codes
Look here to see what media codes are good
And as gosters sugested, try the bargain basment to find good deals (when people discuss whats on sale their, they often discuss the media codes too).
Three things are required for a good burn, good quality media, firmware version that supports that media, and you drive just has to like it. Find what works well on your drive and keep using it. There is a little bit of a learning curve, but it will save you a lot of trouble if you read up on these things befor you buy a bunch of media.

i’m in the US (california) and i don’t mind buing either at a store or online, but there are too many kind out there and i have no clue what to buy that’s why i need your help.

Yo blarf-

Hi and welcome to the forum-

I have two 3500’s and get very good burns with Ritek 8x -R media-

Best vendors for this media are www.newegg.com or www.rima.com or www.supermediastore.com

All have good prices and service - a good benchmark it $40 + shipping for cakebox of 100


thanx a lot bigmike, i really appreciate you help


You are welcome - we are all in here to help-