i am gona start with it doesnt really matter about brand in DVD-r's.. it matters about how dark the dye is on the back..
i bought this a bargain price as it was Sony..
i usually use Ritek DVD's but i bought this cause of the price.. and it does the job but the Ritek disk's dye is darker and is better..
I am normally bias about DVD-R's in the sense that I only buy Verbatim brand. I was a bit worried that these disks would not be up to the challenge of competeing against such quality.... but I was wrong. These Sony disks are amazing quality, have used 50 so far and not one coaster, where with Verbatim I always got atleast one bad disk if not more. These Sony disks have burnt movies for me flawlessly in as perfect quality as the "Verbs". These disks are slightly thinner which prevents vibration in the drive for more table writing, also the AccoCore technology protects the disks for long term storage, above all else with their pearl white face they are extremely elegant. If you as a buyer have any doubt over these disks, look no further as you will not find greater quality. Make way the new kings of the DVD-R age.
Have bought about 300 of these discs, all burned with no problems. Work fine with lacie d2 firewire drive. The only slight niggle is that they don't burn at 16x speed for me, only 4x, but this is a price I'm willing to pay for reliable discs that still work fine a few years down the line.