Complete newbie here. I have bought a ton of cheap generic dvd-r's during some christmas sale at Staples (averaging about 25 cents each). So far, i haven't had any errors on the 8 discs that I burned but the more that I read, it is clear that the best results are achieved at slow burn rates and good quality media. I tried to figure it out myself by reading other posts, but I am still confused, so I will flat-out ask the question: What is the best dvd-r disc to buy for burning movies? I have been told that dvd-r is better than dvd+r because it is more compatable & that is why I am asking about dvd-r. I have heard good things about Maxell and Verbatim and recently read a bunch of stuff about Taiyo Yuden. regarding the TY, I found the following for sale Taiyo Yuden DVD-R 4.7GB, 8X, $0.45 ea., 100-Pack But then I read a thread about how some chead TY are not the best quality. So I am very confused now. Please help me (and other newbies out) by simply giving your opinion on the BEST dvd-r media to buy. P.S. It would be wonderful if you included maybe a link to such a location so us newbies can just go there and buy it. I know, it is a lot to ask: list the best and provide a link so that we can immediately buy it. But I would really appreciate it & hope to someday help others on this forum when I gain some knowledge.