I've purchased 2 packages of these Dynex dvd's. The first package was used over a 6 month period, near the end of the stack, I had a few issues with burning discs. I then opened the second stack of discs and tried burning. All failed. Upon inspection of the discs, you could see where the color of the disc "dye" used had faded in spots. These discs were stored in a cool closet in the dark, so environment issues could not have caused the problem. I believe that unstable dyes were used, or the lacquer used to seal the disc is defective. Best Buy refused to replace the discs due to being over 90 days old. So I simply threw them away. Now it appears that the Dynex DVD's I have burned are slowly fading away. Some of the first burned discs are now unreadable. Some cherished family photos and videos lost forever. Dynex DVD's are actually sourced by Ricoh, but dye formulations vary by OEM specs and cost. You are better off buying a name brand such as TDK, Sony, Kodak or Memorex.