Been using the 25 pack dvd-r bundles at best buy (the older ones before the newest cheap sale batch) and I'm running low and very hesitant to try the new ones everyone is complaining about, they're out of stock everywhere anyway. I'm trying to make a decision for the best media for my [bold]Lite-On SOHW-1633s[/bold] and have recently tried a test dvd Ritek G04 and it plays on the burner but not on the 2 Toshiba DVD players I have. My next option is Prodisc but I'm a little unsure because it seems that their media ID's have changed as of late themselves. Taiyo Yuden is my first choice but a little more expensive. Here's my main question, when a dvd says it's 8x's, I realize that I can burn it at 4x for better compatibility but is there any difference in the media from 4x to 8x? Would I be better off purchasing TY 4x compared to the 8x, the 8x is a little cheaper and I'm hoping I can just burn it at 4x. Let me know what you think, as well as my selections for media. My friend swore that Ritek would work but the disk locked up on load and I had to hit the menu button during the 2 seconds before lockup in order to get it to work, but I don't want to do that forever.