Been away from this site for a while (life gets busy).
I see many of the old characters are still here.
I just got an Asus 12X external Blu-Ray writer (I will be limited to 8X writing since my laptop, albeit a really nice and newer unit, does not have a USB 3.0 port and also does not come with an ExpressCard slot so I can't even upgrade to USB 3.0).
I went to the local Microcenter to get some Media.
The Philips and Magnavox discs were $12.99 and $11.99 (or $1 more each) respectively for a 10 pack of 25 GB BD-R media.
I saw and decided on Windata since it has the same media ID (PHILIPR04) as Optical Quantum that many say work well. I know the same Media ID can be used on discs of differing quality right?http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia?dvdme ... 4%28000%29
I did some google searching and got nervous after seeing very mixed reviews (seems half have great results and have don't).
I also saw that someone here tested them with quality checking software and the results did not seem great.
I thought I recalled seeing someone say the Optical Quantum gave great scan results, but I could e wrong (been reading a lot).
I may just return them and get a 6X BD-R Verbatim (non-LTH) 25 pack for $26.99 + tax...
I figured I would check with the folks here first for feedback and opinions since many of you have a lot of experience with media.
This is also my first Blu-Ray burner (just got it) so I have not tried any BD-R media yet...