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is all dvd media created the same?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: April 24, 2006 01:10PM
i am planning on burning my 1st dvd via idvd

and wondered what dvd media to purchase

measured by quality

measured by price

which are the faves?

which are the duds?

thanks in advance for your thoughts

be well

rob
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Re: is all dvd media created the same?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 24, 2006 02:40PM
Rob,

Definitely not. It's a "you get what you pay for" situation more often than not. I use Ritek, Taiyo-Yuden, Verbatim and Samsung media, all 8x white inkjet printable DVD-R. I sometimes use Verbatim 2.4x DVD+R Dual Layer. This is regular media. So far, all of these have performed well and not suffered any data loss over time.

The same cannot be said of media from Hewlett-Packard, Memorex, ProDisc and generics like Teon. The media either didn't burn properly or the media went bad after X amount of time. ProDisc and HP media was especially bad. Never again for either brand. Same goes for Memorex.

I usualyl get media from Supermediastore.com or Meritline, depending on which of my favored brands is on sale and/or what kind of deals on it are available when I'm ready to place my order. Typically, Supermediastore.com is my primary vendor when it comes to media.

Robert
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Re: is all dvd media created the same?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: April 24, 2006 02:53PM
why, YES... it's all EXACTLY the same!



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Re: is all dvd media created the same?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 24, 2006 03:08PM
incognegro,

An unnecessary and uncalled for answer. Rob's question was reasonable question considering brands you'd think are good may prove no more or less reliable than cheap generics.

Robert
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Re: is all dvd media created the same?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: April 24, 2006 08:20PM


sorry, i was being silly.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/24/2006 08:23PM by incognegro.
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Re: is all dvd media created the same?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: April 24, 2006 09:13PM
I've had very good luck with branded media (T-Y, HP, others)-- very poor luck with generics. But the burner is definitely also a factor-- I've noticed that my DVR-109 is relatively finicky with media, whereas my new DVR-111D is a real trooper. (And yes, the DVR-109 is now updated with firmware.)




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Re: is all dvd media created the same?
Posted by: ADent
Date: April 25, 2006 03:13AM
If it is something I don't care about then I use whatever is on sale.

If it something I want to keep I break out the Verbatim Datalife disks I have that have a lifetime warranty. Looks like DatalifePlus was one the top rated disks for a variety of speeds.

I think all the DVDs will fade if you leave them in the sun though.

Some guy was doing dashboard tests and some brands were good for 6 hours in the sun, some were more like 300 hours.

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Re: is all dvd media created the same?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: April 25, 2006 09:19AM
I've had the best luck with Fuji and TDK 8x DVD-R's from Circuit
City. I bought a stack of NexxTech's from Circuit City and
couldn't get any of them to burn correctly.

Go here to check out blank media ratings:

[www.videohelp.com]



Grateful11
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Re: is all dvd media created the same?
Posted by: jawg
Date: April 25, 2006 06:42PM
I prefer Taiyo-Yuden from Supermediastore.com.
Check this week's deal, 100 for $30 shipped free.



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