Have searched forums & the net for recomendations on DL discs for compatibility & reliability - the clear choice seems to be Verbatim - (though perhaps the new Falcon Pro discs are good also,,,)
I shoot a lot of dance school performance video, and parents want copies as archives - I'm wondering if a good, verified DL copy is as durable over time as -R copies...(I've read that the reflectivity levels on 2 layer discs are, by necessity, considerably lower than single layer discs)
Any opinions gratefully accepted.
In my experience, Falcon Pro media burned on an Optiarc 7200S has fewer errors than my purchased Hollywood disks. That doesn't guarantee compatibility, as there could be players that just don't like +R formats, (and Encore won't burn to -R DLs). But my own experience has been that all of my burned Falcon Pro +R DL disks play perfectly for everyone I send them to (so far).
Having said that, I've only been using the Falcons for maybe a year, so longevity has not been tested. What I can say is that some of my Verbatim DVDs from six years ago are starting to show signs of age and a few here and there have difficulty being played.