Hi all, New member but I've been reading on here for a while for media recommendations. Got some info and also a question. First the info: I just found some Verbatim 8x DVD+Rs at Sams club for $12.88 a 50 pack. Got 'em home and they code out as MMC003. Seems to be a highly recommended media on this site and here's a cheap place to buy it. Don't know if all stores have these but the one by me had plenty (St. Louis). Now the question: I've been doing DVD backups and VHS-to-DVD for a few years now and up till now been buying disk at local chains when on sale. Even though most people despise them, I've been using alot of Memorex 4x and 8x because in the beginning they were a brand that always played flawlessly on my DVD player. I also used alot of Fuji 4x and 8x, so far all disks have been great (knock on wood). After becoming more educated, I decided to test the coding on my backups. All of my Fujis test as either TYs or the good Ricoh disks. Some of my Memorex tested as 'good' media and many are the 'crap' CMC disks. However, even my oldest (3+ years) crap Memorex disks still play fine, although I haven't tested every sinle disk. I'm thinking of reburning my VHS conversions to the newer Verbatim disks just for archivals sake. I long since pitched the VHS so if the DVD deteriorates it's lost forever. Are these 'bad' memorex disks a concern for this reason? I'll have to fish through about 60-100 of them if I reburn them on better media which will be a chore. Thanks.