DVD-burners being sold at $30 many of us have one and quite often we’re up to burning something. I’m sure you’ve wondered about the quality of those blank discs and from time to time thought those more expensive medias (i.e. Sony) should be better than those cheap ones. Not necessarily so!
Here’s an excellent guide along with the necessary tools to decide which blank media to buy. Here’s a small excerpt:
“Not all media is good. In fact, with the high influx of cheap media from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong, I’d venture to say most media is bad. This review guide is meant to shed some light on who manufactures and brands good and not so good quality DVD media.
Use this list as an assistant when selecting what media to buy and use. It shows what generally works as the best media. Individual results may very, depending on the burner and how the media chooses to cooperate, though typically not by much. Read the advanced topics guide after becoming familiar with the basics presented on this page.
While some cheap media may work for you, it’s a gamble that often loses. Try to use 1ST and 2ND class media, and to avoid 3RD and 4TH class media, if at all possible.”