Originally Posted by HoustonGuy
I have used all three extensively for the past 3-4 years. DVD-RAM seldom fails while DVD+ RW and DVD-RW frequently do. DVD-RAM is much more robust as long as it is a Panny made DVD-RAM. Other rams I cannot vouch for, but those made by Panny are incredible and beat every other re-writable for DVDR burning- longevity and times you burn, lasts longer, etc. This Panny DVD-RAM disc if you take care is the very best.
In the past year, since I bought my Toshiba RD-XS55 DVDR, the only discs I've had problems with are the Panasonic DVD-RAM. I agree with you, they probably are the best and they are the only RAM's I have used.
I like to record movies from cable and transfer them to discs for my personal use. Of course if the movie had a copy once flag, I had to move them to DVD-RAM. In almost every occurrence I had problems with pixeling on the DVD. The original HDD copy was perfect. Copies I have made, containing no flag, to DVD-R's are also error free. I have only used Taiyo Yuden and Sony DVD-R's.
I have since resorted to copying all my movies through a Sima CT-200, thereby allowing me to copy any movie from HDD to DVD-R. The only drawback, which I can live with, is the lack of closed captioning on the finished product. Time will only tell about stability and longevity.