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JoshNJ is offline Old Post 11-27-2003 04:37 AM
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Question DVR-810H DVD Media?

What is the best dvd-rw and dvd-r media to use in the Pioneer DVR-810H?

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This is a case where cheap isn't a good idea. Use a brand name like Verbatim or Memorex. And, as you noted, the 810 uses the -R and -RW format.

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Ironically, many reports say that Verbatim is one of the worst. Ask ten people, and you'll get ten recommendations, so here's mine: Ritek. Pretty inexpensive and very reliable.

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Interesting. I'm using Verbatim +R and +RW with my Philips DVDR985. Maybe the "-" versions aren't as good. I have heard of Ritek and may try them when I need more.

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Pioneer is putting their name on some media, so I'll use that for now.

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I've successfully used Memorex, TDK, Verbatim, and Sony DVD-RWs on my 810H.

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This site has some of the best prices on media I've seen.Where can you beat 25 DVD-RW 's for around 25 bucks !! My friend turned me to this site and I just ordered.

http://www.shop4tech.com/

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I use Ritek printable Media with my 810H.
Never had a problem.

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quote:
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This site has some of the best prices on media I've seen.Where can you beat 25 DVD-RW 's for around 25 bucks !! My friend turned me to this site and I just ordered.

http://www.shop4tech.com/



This is my site too. I have purchased the Leda (I think that is what it is called) stuff for a long time now. Not one coaster has been produced on my machine. I just bought the DVD-R media that can be put into a inkjet printer and written on ($50 for 50). I can't wait to see how good that stuff is.

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I have purchased from shop4tech as well no problem with cheap media.

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quote:
Originally posted by JimSpence
This is a case where cheap isn't a good idea. Use a brand name like Verbatim or Memorex. And, as you noted, the 810 uses the -R and -RW format.


Everything i read sid the same hting but to double check on my own, i picked up a couple sampler packs from supermediastore.com They put a couple of each off brand cheapo blanj in a bundle so you can try them out in your situation and see if they work without having to buy 100 at a clip.

Well so far, i havent found a brand that wouldnt burn in the pioneer or play in my laptop or in my toshiba dvd player.

I think MAYBE some of the 4x media isnt burning as fast as it should but i havent bothered to really pay attention since i usually just set it and forget it. So i'm going to just buy the cheapest. So I'm going the cheap route myself.

From the little bit of manufacturer info i can find on the subject, it seems the burners are the isses and that sometimes firmware upgrades fix the iussue, so maybe since the technology is a year or more old, they have worked out the kinks in the firmware? Just a guess

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I've ordered Ritek DVD-R's and DVD-RW's from www.meritline.com.

I've found this site to be an interesting resource when looking for DVD media:
http://www.dvdrhelp.com/

Here's a link to search for media compatibility for DVD-RW's on our Pioneer burner.

Here's a link to search for media compatibility for DVD-R's on our Pioneer burner.

You should also check out ratings on the discs you're going to buy across players to get a more statistically significant sample.

Looks like OPTODISC's are good for DVD-RW's and that there are a variety of good DVD-R choices.

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I just bought 25 4x Memorex brand DVD-Rs from Amazon.com for $29.95 w/free shipping. That's the best deal I've seen on name brand DVD-Rs in low quantities.

I also bought a 3 pack of those Verbatim Movie Reel style DVDs because I thought they looked cool. However those were almost $14, so not a deal by any stretch.

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Officemax has had some good specials on cheap DVD-R's. I can't vouch for the quality, but they are running an unbelievable special on 50 DVD-R's for $9.99 after rebate this week only.

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I have been using CompUSA's store brand ($1 a piece) VERY successfully. I don't really keep track of how long it takes to record the DVD's but it's not too long that I notice.

They play on the Pioneer AND my Thinkpad notebook.

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I found memorx the best, never a bad copy. I buy from here:http://www.welovemacs.com/servers.html

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I've been using the Ritek brand that I purchased at shop4tech and the seem to be working fine - no duds. I also bought some Memorex 4x because there was a deal at Office Max. My goal is to keep the price per DVD at $1 or less. That way I can justify burning a couple of programs to DVD, watch them in another room, then toss them.

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i buy a PENGO dvd-rw and is really bad with the 810h, the first time failed when finalizing, and the second time this failed when preparing the recording




tomorrow i buy a verbatim dvd-rw

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This is my site too. I have purchased the Leda (I think that is what it is called) stuff for a long time now. Not one coaster has been produced on my machine. I just bought the DVD-R media that can be put into a inkjet printer and written on ($50 for 50). I can't wait to see how good that stuff is.


Well I found out that they did not work well at all. I went back to the Leda brand which I think is about $42 for 50 and $81 for 100?

go to www.shop4tech.com for the prices!

Did I also mention that they work in my Powerbook?

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I've been using the Ritek brand that I purchased at shop4tech and the seem to be working fine - no duds. I also bought some Memorex 4x because there was a deal at Office Max. My goal is to keep the price per DVD at $1 or less. That way I can justify burning a couple of programs to DVD, watch them in another room, then toss them.
I've been using Meritline.com and buying their house -rw media. It works fantastic. I use a dry erase marker with it so I can reuse it later after I've watched the programs. I've archived at least 25 movies and tons of TV programs... I'm on my second stack of 50 and have never had a problem related to that media. I highly recommend them for your use especially.. if you use them more than once to watch a program in a different room it's much cheaper than a buck a DVD. Not that it really matters, but they LOOK great as well, with a nice smooth white backing that a marker works well on.

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