I really hesitate to incite what has become a bit of a religious war (at least in other relevant sites), but CDR-info has just completed a comparative review, and I would appreciate any technical (standards based) commentary or elucidation of the known affiliations of the CDR-info team.http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Arti...Tests&Series=0
They tested two samples each (not as statistically adequate sample, unless the effect is very strong) of eight different media on five different recorders and then tested playback on 27 stand-alone DVD players and 20 DVD-ROM drives. This is, as far as I know, the most comprehensive survey to date, and they chose DVD-R as the clear compatibility winner. Admittedly most of us only need to care what works with our specific gear, but I think this could be a useful asset to this forum
They found DVD-R to be more compatible than DVD+R, which accords with my own experience in the Read-Only sector. As far as I can recall, the FAQs here recommend DVD+RW over DVD-RW in the R/W secotor, but I don't recall there being a clear recommendation for Read Only (which has better cross-platofrom compatibility with DVD payers than Read/Write does)
As I said, I don't want to start a religious war, and I fully respect that the experiences of others may differ, but I value empirical evidence first, theoretical analysis second, and anecdotal experience (which verges on being empirical evidence, but is too subject to details of implementation) third. The article provides the first, but I'd really like the second as well.