I would try and explain this confusing DVD Media business myself but, to be honest, I'm never that sure! So go here: click here T. P.S. If you need any more help, just search google for DVD RAM or similar.
Interestingly - the September 2005 issue of PCA has a feature on DVD writers and the recommended No. 1 is the LG GSA 4163B which just happens to be truly multi-format with both reading and recording to DVD-RAM. It is also one of the cheapest DVD writers available.
I have had the LG 4163B in both my PCs for a while now, can't fault it. I haven't tried RAM or Dual Layers discs yet only -r and +r, mainly because I am not sure what the difference between RW and RAM discs is. Perhaps someone can tell me? (please excuse the butt-in, concretepigsy).
Following the article in PCA September 2005 I have purchased an LG4163B Multi Drive (and taken out an NEC plus only Drive) but can anyone advise the best discs for recording to DVD Ram in quality and price?.
DVD-RAM discs don't have the same variation in quality as the DVD recordable discs. The best quality are probably Panasonic available at Argos shops at around £12 for a pack of five. They have some cheaper RAM discs at SVP - not Panasonic but probably just as good priced £15 for a spindle of ten discs. click here Note that if you purchase the 9.4GB double sided RAM discs in the caddies you will have to remove the caddy to fit them in the LG drive. Only the Panasonic Home DVD recorders will accept these caddied discs.
Yeah I purchased some Memorex ones in DVD cases from Ebuyer (£7 for a five pack.) I haven't any Maxell but I think that with DVD-RAM they all work perfectly well no matter what the make. Go for the cheapest.