I'm so confused with all the crappy media flying around today, the fact we cannot rely on "made in Japan" anymore, and different manufactures for same brand. Let's set up a scenario for you experienced member. Let's say somebody ask you to buy a media (1 of each, CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R) at your local bestbuy that you would burn you own data to. Which one would you buy? The main common contenders are Verbatim, Fuji, Memorex, TDK, and Sony (those are probably the ones that exist in all Bestbuys).
For CD-R, it used to be easy when we have TY Fujis. Now, everything is made in Taiwan. Verbatim is CMC crap. I don't know about the other brands since I used to use Fuji TY exclusively.
For DVD media, 1 thing I noticed from reading this forum is to find Verbatim CMC (by the font type on the open-lock sign). Is that the common consensus? Sometimes I find Made in Japan Sonys. Are they good? For DL media, I only trust Verbatim (whichever x) since the others tend to be Ritek.
I wish we could go back in the "old" days where picking a good media is as easy as finding a "made in Japan" Fuji.
So, which one you guys would pick? No online stores please, just bestbuy.