Your confused. Some of us have been doing this a year and we're still confused(speaking for myself). Suggest reading the various threads. None are flawless. Today someone is asking about Taiyo Yuden. Only one recent thread noting problems with them. Maxell sells them as their own. Paid 80 cents a month or two ago.
If transeferring anything precious(home videos of the kids) I would stick with Maxell TY or MX(they also make their own). The package says made in Japan. TY or MX and some numbers will appear in the inner ring of the disc. There's a software program that can identify who made the disc. I think it's called DVDIdentifier. Anyone correct me if I'm wrong.
I would stick with name brands. Maxell, Memorex, Pioneer Prodisc, Ritek, Fuji. Buy a small quantity (5 to 15) and try them out. If they burn without problems try to stick with them. Depending on where you buy you'll pay 40 cents to 80 cents for R media and 60 to $1.20 and up for RW. BB, CC, Staples all have one or the other on sale every week. Just bought 50 +RW at CompUSA for 60 cents. Paid $4.00 a year ago.
Anybody else please chime in. I'm far from being an expert.