I hope this is the right place to ask this: I've been always a fan of TDK disks. I've been buying them since I used to burn CD's, and a few years up to now DVD's.
I never had a single issue with TDK +R DVD's, not a single coaster, at least with the 4X and 8X discs (I don't know their number, but I'm talking about those DVD's with a backface in a very light blue, kind of turquoise color). Nevertheless I noticed that my latest burned DVD's didn't burn all that well, as the DVD's that I burned at 16x are only recognizable with my DVD burner drive (a NEC 3500AG).
So the DVD's that are giving me the trouble are the latest TDK+R DVD's, 16X certified, which have a dark reflective blue backface, with some "saturn" rings around the center, that come in a 25 disc sprindle.
Considering that I can't burn these DVD's properly at 16x, I'm thinking of buying a sprindle of Sony 16X DVD+R discs. Nevertheless, I don't know if this media is the same as these latest TDK, or if better or worse (well, at least they're prettier, as I really hate that TDK backface where I can't read what I write with my marker).
So, would you advise the 16X Sony DVD+R's? Is there more than one Sony 16X type, or is there only one kind of dye available for that speed?