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post #31 of 39 Old 08-20-2009, 04:10 PM
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That's what I figured. that the Valueline disks are TY seconds. I just bought some 8X Premiums in Calgary today, but the last time I was there for disks, they only had 16Xs and Valuelines in stock. I bought some of the latter, 'cause it was for recording F1 races off my DVDR for a friend, nothing of utmost archival importance. It never occured to me before, but I'm going to scan those disks after burning, see how they do.
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I'm about 120 discs in on my most recent TY value 16x (Linkyo branded) DVD-R without any coasters used on my Panny DMR-EH75V and computer DVD burners.
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Many, many people use the Value Line product without complaint, and as I said TY "rejects" are better than other mfrs "primo" media. Now and then vendors do offer ridiculously cheap deals on the Value Line, in which case they can be a good choice for lower-priority burns or giveaways. But the fact remains they are "seconds", and since the entire point of bothering with TY at all is for its superior quality, why trifle with seconds? For important or archival burns, I'll always take the additional insurance of the "premium" media.

The quality difference between "value line" and "premium" is minimal: like DigaDo said, TY is not in the business of making crap- they aim to be perfect, every time. The "rejects" fail TYs very tough internal standards but would probably pass at CMC or Ritek without a second glance. The people most likely to run into trouble with the "value line" are those like myself with older recorders that now need 8x media to burn successfully: there have been many reports of 16x TY being mixed in with the 8x TY "value line" packages. If you absolutely must have 8x, and find out too late that you got 16x, you're screwed because you won't be able to burn it. So I guess the best advice is, if your recorder is new or you're using a PC, and the "value line" price is WAY cheaper than the premium, it can be a good deal. Otherwise, stick to the premium.
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I decided to go with the Verbatim 16x because someone here recommended it but, my system only lists Verbatim DVD+R/-R 8x. So, does that mean I can't use the 16x? If not, does it really make a difference anyway?
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I decided to go with the Verbatim 16x because someone here recommended it but, my system only lists Verbatim DVD+R/-R 8x. So, does that mean I can't use the 16x? If not, does it really make a difference anyway?
You can use it. Your system will just burn it at 8X and no faster.

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If you're using Verbatim discs, make sure they are Verbatim AZO, or Verbatim Datalife. Those are the good ones. Most B&M stores carry Verbatim Life these days, and they are junk.
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If you're using Verbatim discs, make sure they are Verbatim AZO, or Verbatim Datalife. Those are the good ones. Most B&M stores carry Verbatim Life these days, and they are junk.

The Life Series (CMC) "landfill grade" is seen at the left and the AZO Series (MCC) good quality media is seen at the right. Notice that the cartridge points to the "AZO" logo. DVD+R package wrapping will be a different colour.


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Notice that the cartridge points to the "AZO" logo.


Except that the newer packaging removes the AZO logo and uses larger AZO letters instead.


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