You can't go wrong with any of the name brand media like Pioneer or TDK or whatever. I've had very good results with the Princo DVD-RWs. I also bought a 50-disc spindle of no-name DVD-Rs and they've worked out fine (no coasters so far). I had some of the earliest DVD-RW discs that totally sucked (again, no-name brand). If you can get some sampler packs like some of the other posters have suggested or just buy a few discs of various brands just to try them out, that would be the way to go. I know there are a lot of A-04 owners out there so it might be worthwhile starting a poll thread asking what types of media work best with different players (I have a A-03 myself). As for compatible DVD players, the Apex units will play just about anything on the planet. They certainly give you the most bang for the buck. I just wish they weren't so cheaply made. I recently bought a new Sony DVP-NS715P progressive scan player ($199.00 list) and it plays my DVD-RWs just fine. I think you'll find most, if not all, of the current DVD players being introduced will be compatible with DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs.
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