I'm a new member of this site, and have spent the last few hours reading the forums and some drive reviews. All of the information is great, I'm a little overwhelmed, and looking for some practical hands on user opinions. I'm thinking of ordering a new 16x dvd-r drive, and ordering some coorisponding 16x media.
I'm looking to see if anyone has hands on experience, good or bad, with drives and media. I'm mainly concerned with being able to burn at 16x and still have a good quality compatible disk for set top boxes. I do many custom back ups of dvds i own for my children (ages 2 and 4) doing things like removing menus and previews, making the disk auto-repeat and stringing multiple kids dvds together to limit changes of disks. (i.e. two thomas the tank disks will fit on one disk if i stip out all the extras). I also do many custom dvd for friends and family of home video, events, ect.
Is it practical for me to go 16x today? or wait for better drives and media?
(looking at ritek, Taiyo Yuden, optodisk, verbatim)