X-bit labs – Articles – Ultimate Testing of Recordable DVD Media Discs (page 24). It ain’t of question of just buying the cheapest DVD writeable or of buying the most expensive. Here’s an indepth review that shows some good brands and OEMs to buy. Realy complex to summarize, but stuff that is OEMed from Ricoh appears to be quite good.
The problem is that they are in a zillion packages by different manufacturers and there are some brands that have multiple OEMs, so you never know what you are getting exactly.
A quick summary is burning at 4x works pretty well now but 8x or higher causes high error rates. Some good media included:
* Fujifilm really made by Ricoh. Media Type W11