I just received my first dvd recorder as a present for my birthday, and I don't want to make a mistake and buy poor blanks that ruin the machine (I've heard these Panasonics can be "temperamental" when it comes to certain disks). I have a DMR-E75V model, and now have two separate questions about blank DVD-R disks: 1) I heard TDK disks work well with these players, and can get a good deal on a pack of them. But they are 8x disks, and I've heard you should only use 4x on these players. Does anyone know one way or the other on the compatibility of the TDK 8x and a Panasonic recorder? 2) I have also heard that Office Depot -R disks are great because they are really Ritek (spelling?) disks and those are supposed to work wonderfully. But I've also heard not all "Office Depot" -R disks are actually Ritek. If that's true, how would I know the difference and avoid buying a poor brand of blank disk? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Gary "I'm gun shy because I've read so many horror stories about disks destroying new machines" O.