Hi everybody. I've searched the forum (and many others) and trawled through yards of DVD media threads discussing the relative virtues of different brands and dyes. I have an NEC 2150 8x recorder and haven't really ever had a coaster - I don't think they're all that common any more. I'd be happy with any of a number of dyes. What I'm really concerned about are reports that some people have burned DVDs that worked just fine initially, but which stopped working months or even years down the line. This is a pretty alarming prospect, especially if the original data (home movies in my case) will be long gone by then. Does anybody have any experience or knowledge of what to avoid in this field? Have you come across any impartial studies of the effect of aging on recordable media? One guy claimed that his grade A Ritek G04 discs suffered this fate! Any help or advice appreciated.