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I asked a similar question on the DVshow. Follow the link to listen to their answer on the April 10th 2006 podcast. As a result I use Sony’s DVCam tapes for all projects. Especially any thing "professional". Hope this helps.
The answer is about 4 minutes in but the whole podcast is always worth listening to.