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BeanMeScot is offline Old Post 03-14-2004 10:57 PM
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DVD-R for Movies SOAK

I purchased a DVD recorder on Black Friday. I have been purchasing inexpensive DVD-Rs for the thing but even the DVD Recorder that created them can't always read them later. I need some quality DVD-R's that will work well with a Panasonic DVD recorder for the creation of movies that don't cost an arm and a leg. Thanks!

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Ritek are supposed to be pretty darn good for a decent price. Someone will chime in and tell you where to get them.

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Best buy has TDK's on special:


http://bestbuy.dailyshopper.com/ind...niqueid=2919566

$25 for a 25 pack.

Even without the sale price it comes up to about $2 per disc, not bad for TDK. You can choose either DVD-R or +R.

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quote:
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Best buy has TDK's on special after rebate:


http://bestbuy.dailyshopper.com/ind...niqueid=2919566

It comes up to about $2 per disc, not bad for TDK. You can choose either DVD-R or +R.


That's some interesting math there raj!

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I stick with name brands, memorex and tdk work for me.

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Jump on this NOW. It's a special at Office Depot.

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/mes...y&keyword1=%2DR

~$62 for 100 +R or -R Memorex discs. Free S+H. No rebates.

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That's some interesting math there raj!


Oops!

I meant: (without the rebate it's $49.99 )so it comes up to $2 per disc.

With the rebate it's $1 per disc plus tax.

Edit: I se it's just "sale" and not rebate. So you may want to jump on this.

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I stick with name brands, memorex and tdk work for me.



You'll want to stick with name brands especially when dealing with recordable DVD's. There's less tolerance for cheapie brand DVD's. Trust me, I learned this the hard way.

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Thanks for the heads up, holee. I just ordered this good deal on Memorex 4x media!

One thing worth mentioning though:
A 1x or 2x DVD burner writes to 4x media at 1x, so to obtain the highest performance from a 2x DVD burner, you should be looking for 2x media.

That said, some folks like burning their DVD content (movies, especially) at 1x anyway, hoping for the best compatibility and reliability of their burns. So getting 4x media (even if their DVD burner is only capable of 1x or 2x) still works for them... especially when the deal is as good as the one holee has pointed out.

I have a 2x SuperDrive in my PowerBook but still went for it...

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So which are better, TDK or Memorex?

The Office Depot deal on Memorex works out to about $0.65 a disk.

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quote:
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So which are better, TDK or Memorex?

The Office Depot deal on Memorex works out to about $0.65 a disk.



I've used both with no problems so far. The thing is, TDK and Memorex discs aren't TDK or Memorex. They're often re-badged Ricoh, CMC or other brands. So quality can vary.

I've bought only Memorex and TDK's, mostly because they're the cheapest name brands I can get. Out of around 150 blank DVS's, I've only had one coaster, and that was a TDK. But I don't think that's significant.

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I gotta say, I'm so glad I have a DVD burner nowadays. With Bit Torrent, I find I end up downloading several gigabytes per week. There's just not enough affordable hard drive space to get it all to work out. So now I've got stacks of burned DVD's. It's like crack. You can't stop.

Well you can once you run out of blank DVD's. Which is why I'm glad I found the Office Depot deal this morning.

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It's like crack. You can't stop. Well you can once you run out of blank DVD's.
There's another way: Use up your DVD writer. That happened to my Pioneer A05 a few weeks back. Out with that, in with $101 NEC ND-2500A. Hopefully I'll get more out of this one than the other one.

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DVD Media Review

Before you buy, take a look here

http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdmedia

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quote:
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I've used both with no problems so far. The thing is, TDK and Memorex discs aren't TDK or Memorex. They're often re-badged Ricoh, CMC or other brands. So quality can vary.


That's one reason why I buy bulk Riteks instead of so called "name brands". Sometimes you can't be sure who is OEMing the media for TDK or Memorex while you always get Ritek when you order bulk Ritek (unless you are ordering from a shady source). I like to use Ritek whenever possible as I've had very good success with their media. Probably have gone through over 500 pieces now.

I use either DVD Decrypter or DVD Info to find out who actually made the media. (The second link is to Meritline's hosted zip for v1.07 of DVD Info. V2 of DVD Info seems to be commercial now.)

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quote:
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Thanks for the heads up, holee. I just ordered this good deal on Memorex 4x media!

One thing worth mentioning though:
A 1x or 2x DVD burner writes to 4x media at 1x, so to obtain the highest performance from a 2x DVD burner, you should be looking for 2x media.

That said, some folks like burning their DVD content (movies, especially) at 1x anyway, hoping for the best compatibility and reliability of their burns. So getting 4x media (even if their DVD burner is only capable of 1x or 2x) still works for them... especially when the deal is as good as the one holee has pointed out.

I have a 2x SuperDrive in my PowerBook but still went for it...



I wondered about this. This is a stand alone DVD Recorder. What speed do those usually work best with?

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I pulled the trigger on the Memorex deal from Office Depot. I've only opened one of the cake boxes (the deal is 2 packs of 50), but the discs are ProDiscS03 (4X) media. The reports on dvdrhelp seem very positive on this brand, so I'm hopeful. I burned and verified one that was almost completely full (4.705GB out of 4.707GB) and it was perfect.

What a deal, 100 4X DVD-R for less than $65 out the door!

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I wondered about this. This is a stand alone DVD Recorder. What speed do those usually work best with?


What make and model do you have? Somewhere in the manual it should state it's technical specs, and what speed it's capable of burning at.

I too picked up the DVD-R's from Office Depot after paying for them online. I haven't opened them yet but am thankful I got in on the good deal.

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As far as brands go, I've had an equal experience with both. The TDK media I've tried does seem to be of a much higher quality than Memorex though.

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With the Panasonic recorder, the Memorex disks are a little suspect. Let us know how they work for you.

I've only used TDK in my Panasonic and out of about 200 DVDs I've had one coaster, and I think that was my fault. The TDKs go on sale at Best Buy for $1 each (in either the 25 or 100 packs) about every three or four weeks.

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