I have read various articles about teh quality of media from this site. One thing I am confused is this. when you say bad media does it mean they might go bad in a yr or so...or it is just that you have errors while writing. reason i am asking is coz I got 50pack FUJI 8X DVD-R free after rebate. they are manufactured by prodisc. I have backed up about 24 DVDs so far. No errors and all works fine on my pioneer DVD player. I just want to know if they might go bad in few years coz they were manufactured in taiwan. In that case I need to back up those movies again in some good media. I have bought sony DVD-R 50 pack for $19.25 -made in Japan. I can use that to back up DVDs and keep the fuji for misc. purposes.