I know I posted a similar question earlier, but I am really tired of error messages due to bad blanks. Out of 50 Verbatim DVD-R blanks, maybe 15% worked. The Bealls were much better, about 80%, and the Sony and Memorex blanks gave me 100% success (or course, they are more expensive). My question is that some of you E-80 owners have had wonderful success with Verbatim and less than stellar results with Sony and Memorex. I admit that the particular stack of Verbatim blanks were just one stack (I am not going to go back to Sam's and shell out $60 per stack of 50 to research and make a point), but why would, for example, Verbatims work on one specific E-80 and not another? Or is the variable here poor quality control at the factories that make the blanks and that one batch on one day may be better than another, or do I have a bad machine? I guess that I will have to resolve myself to paying over $2.20 a blank to avoid those time-wasting error messages.