Back in May last year (http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/34415) there was a forum discussing Ricoh and Ritek DVD media. Are Ricoh DVD+R made by Ritek? The answer seems to be yes. That is probably why I can buy them at about the same price and have had no burn problems (DVD decypter, DVD shrink, Nero 6.3.02). (Sydney Australia) There is quite a lengthy discussion if anyone is interested at the sites http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread/t-83719.html and http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread/t-85885.html. As a side point, when I tried to post to the previous forum I got a message saying as a Newbie or Junior Member I could not post to a forum older than 60 days. Fair enough. But how does one become elevated to the higher levels of Afterdawn?