In article <>, says... > On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 04:04:17 +1200, GraB <> wrote: > > >>Wait 3 months and find out that most of the discs you burned are not > >>readable. > > >I just tested one of the very first DVDs I ever did and there was no > >change, no deterioration at all. This was burnt just over a year ago. > > I wish I were as fortunate as you. I am going thru 9 months of > burnings and so far most are defective. > > Once I started using the NEC 3540, all the discs are good. I burned > the same collection of blanks used with the Sony and they are OK. > > I have no choice but to conclude that the Sony was defective, at least > in terms of those discs, some of which were Fuji-branded. > > As soon as I get rid of the old blanks on one-time viewing projects, I > am sticking with Verbatim 16x burned at 8x with the NEC 3540. Those > should last a lifetime. > > Sam's Club has 16x Verbatims (MCC 03RG20 which have been thoroughly > tested by CDFreaks) for a little over $40 per 100. That's an > incredible bargain for 16x DVD +/-R discs, especially considering the > high quality of Verbatim Mitsubishi media. The quality of Mitsubishi/Verbatim CDRs may be without question. The quality of their DVD media has been at best patchy. I have a Sony DRU720A. I checked out all the reviews for this model before buying it. There are far fewer errors produced than some of the BTCs and Samsungs and the like that people seem to fall over themselves to buy just because they're cheap.