Blank DVDs are dirt cheap these days and most of us think little before picking them up. But choosing the right media can be important in the long term. Low quality discs get damaged very quickly and loose their readability in less than a year.
Unfortunately for us there isn’t any easy way to judge a blank DVDs quality. Fortunately for us The Digits FAQ has done all the hard work for us. The DF Blank DVD Media Quality Guide contains an extensive list of blank DVD manufacturers around the world, grouped in 3 categories based on quality. Class 1 Media consists of discs that provide almost flawless burns with 95-100% reliable results. Class 2 Media consists of mixed quality media. 75-90% of discs in this category tend to be good. Class 3 media consist of low quality DVD manufacturers. The quality of these discs can be very questionable. Verbatim and MoserBaer which are easily available in India come in Class 1 and Class 2 respectively.
Check out the full list and don’t forget to tell us what you think. Is your favourite brand in the list? Do you agree with their findings?