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post #3271 of 3283 Old 02-10-2017, 10:45 AM
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Just curious. Once you have burned one of these successfully on a "good" burner, can you put the disk in your laptop and read/rip it? i.e. once you successfully burn it can it be read by anything that's supposed to read a DVD DL. That's an issue I tend to be concerned about.
Yes they are rippable on say my laptop, which wasn't able to actually burn to that blank disc successfully, they are also playable on any DVD player I've tried.
Before I figured what burners would successfully burn to the Windatas they may have actually burned and verified on say my laptop but when I went to play them in a DVD player they may not always play correctly around the layer break. They'd be playing fine and right after the break they'd start pausing and skipping. Because of this I'm in the habit of writing down the time of the layer break and before I delete the title off my PC I FF through the disc and make sure everything looks alright after the layer break, knock on wood with 3 of my burners(2 full sized LG USB DVD burners and an older Compaq Win7 desktop) they play just fine.
My thought is if they burn, verify and play after the initial burn there is a high chance they will be good down the line. Of course a iffy burn from the start is a recipe for trouble down the line.
My USB LG burners are also the best for ripping iffy or scratched library DVDs, I'll try it on my newer HP PC or laptops and they will fail the rip, try it on my LGs or even older Compaq PC and they rip no problem........voodoo
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Optical Quantum OQBDR04LT-50 4X 25 GB BD-R Single Layer Blu-Ray Recordable Logo Top 50-Disc Spindle at Amazon for $14.99.
Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. Also looks like this is for Prime Members only.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Unfortunately, not many R deals to be had and the ones that are priced cheap are basically all SCAM just listed sellers that while after filing a A-Z claim you'll get your money back, why bother.......
In fact I'd have to believe the just listed seller SCAM is so prevalent on such a wide variety of products I don't see how Amazon can tolerate it......Amazon is getting to be the haven of SCAM sellers the way Ebay was not too long ago
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Unfortunately, not many R deals to be had and the ones that are priced cheap are basically all SCAM just listed sellers that while after filing a A-Z claim you'll get your money back, why bother.......
In fact I'd have to believe the just listed seller SCAM is so prevalent on such a wide variety of products I don't see how Amazon can tolerate it......Amazon is getting to be the haven of SCAM sellers the way Ebay was not too long ago
I'm crossing my fingers that Amazon will drop the price of the Verbatim AZO dvd-rs this coming Black Friday, but I have my doubts.
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Optical Quantum OQBDR04LT-50 4X 25 GB BD-R Single Layer Blu-Ray Recordable Logo Top 50-Disc Spindle at Amazon for $14.99.
Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. Also looks like this is for Prime Members only.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Thanks, they burn at 4 to 6 in my first gen LG H10 multi format, HD dvd reading burner. Sometimes the 6x disks are on sale for the same price too. I still have about 75 left from the last two spindles I bought but they work well and usually faster then rated with most BD burners.
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Thanks, they burn at 4 to 6 in my first gen LG H10 multi format, HD dvd reading burner. Sometimes the 6x disks are on sale for the same price too. I still have about 75 left from the last two spindles I bought but they work well and usually faster then rated with most BD burners.
Just my opinion, but I wouldn't burn the 4X disks at a speed higher than 4X. When I have attempted that in my LG WH16 burners using ImgBurn, they appear to burn just fine but then fail the subsequent verify cycle. Same goes for burning 6X disks at 6X.

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Optical Quantum OQBDR04LT-50 4X 25 GB BD-R Single Layer Blu-Ray Recordable Logo Top 50-Disc Spindle at Amazon for $14.99.
Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. Also looks like this is for Prime Members only.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Last time I bought OQ BD-R was 8/2016. Amazon had the 6X 50packs on sale for $14.99. I bought 4 spindles before realizing I already had 4-5 spindles from the previous sales. Needless to say I have a lot of BD-R sitting around so I'll sit this sale out. Thanks anyway.

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Unfortunately, not many R deals to be had and the ones that are priced cheap are basically all SCAM just listed sellers that while after filing a A-Z claim you'll get your money back, why bother.......
In fact I'd have to believe the just listed seller SCAM is so prevalent on such a wide variety of products I don't see how Amazon can tolerate it......Amazon is getting to be the haven of SCAM sellers the way Ebay was not too long ago
So Amazon has 100 disk spindles of 16X Verbatim AZO DVD-R for $25.
Is that not a good deal for those disks.

I remember paying $32-35/100 spindle for T-Y 8X Premium DVD-R back in the day.

One of the nice things about being a Prime member is that you tend to only buy from Prime sellers which is either Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon. Cuts way down on exposure to scammers.

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So Amazon has 100 disk spindles of 16X Verbatim AZO DVD-R for $25.
Is that not a good deal for those disks.

I remember paying $32-35/100 spindle for T-Y 8X Premium DVD-R back in the day.

One of the nice things about being a Prime member is that you tend to only buy from Prime sellers which is either Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon. Cuts way down on exposure to scammers.
I have not paid Amazons full retail price ($25) in ages. Always been able to get them for about $10 cheaper. But the last time I purchased Verbatim AZ0 Dvd-r for $15 was 11/15. I did buy some Verbatim AZ0 dvd-r for about $13 in 11/16 but I prefer the dvd-r ones. Usually now these only drop by $2-$3 from time to time.
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So Amazon has 100 disk spindles of 16X Verbatim AZO DVD-R for $25.
Is that not a good deal for those disks.

I remember paying $32-35/100 spindle for T-Y 8X Premium DVD-R back in the day.

One of the nice things about being a Prime member is that you tend to only buy from Prime sellers which is either Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon. Cuts way down on exposure to scammers.
While not a big difference, I do like to get my spindles for <$20. I recently paid the $25 as I was basically out but stock-up time is when it gets less than $20. I can't remember the last time I got it ~$15, I remember the good deal on +R's but having Panasonics I really prefer to stick to the -R variety for my DVDRs and use the few +Rs in my PC, I rarely burn SLs in my PC, almost exclusively DLs.
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Thumbs up I Liked ~$17-18 for 100 Disk Spindles of 16X Verbatim AZOs...

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So Amazon has 100 disk spindles of 16X Verbatim AZO DVD-R for $25.
Is that not a good deal for those disks
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I remember paying $32-35/100 spindle for T-Y 8X Premium DVD-R back in the day...
Although my SIX Magnavox DVDRs (2x2160, 2x513, 2x515; 3 Active and 3 Spares) have been idle / unplugged since my return to TiVo (ONE 4-tuner Roamio Basic w/ Lifetime w/ ONE CableCard in Sep 2015 replaced THREE ReplayTV 5XXXs, in service for slightly over one decade, each using one Magnavox DVDR solely as an ATSC tuner for ClearQAM - CBS, NBC and ABC, along with ONE HP Win7 HP laptop HTPC using a Hauppauge PVR-1212 and a FiOS HD STB for the non ClearQAM channels), IIRC ~$17-18 was the price I was happy to pay for 100 disk spindles of 16X Verbatim AZOs, of which I still have a few hundred unused.
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Just my opinion, but I wouldn't burn the 4X disks at a speed higher than 4X. When I have attempted that in my LG WH16 burners using ImgBurn, they appear to burn just fine but then fail the subsequent verify cycle. Same goes for burning 6X disks at 6X.
For whatever reason, in my burner, It is best for me to burn the 6X discs at 4x - ran into a bunch of problems during college bowl season.

Never have an issue at 4X,
At 6X, about 20% of the time, my duplicator tower wont recognize them, and my PS3 wont either...
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For whatever reason, in my burner, It is best for me to burn the 6X discs at 4x - ran into a bunch of problems during college bowl season.

Never have an issue at 4X,
At 6X, about 20% of the time, my duplicator tower wont recognize them, and my PS3 wont either...
I'm not surprised.

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