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How come nobody else has deals even _close_ to the Fry's prices? Even *without* rebates, they're fairly often going for $5/25. With rebates, a couple of times they've gone 25/$1.50.

What brand are you talking about? I gave up messing around with many of the brands except Verbatim, Maxell and TDK. Too many problems and a lot of time wasted.

When I find a really good sale I stock up on those. Of course I am still trying to use up some 2x Verbatim I bought at a great price. It is a little painful.
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I just got an email from supermediastore.com, they've knocked another 10% off of their T-Y 4x DVD-Rs, 200 for $54 shipped, three days only. I picked up another 200 . . .


Thanks for the info. I'm new to DVD recording & have read a lot of positive comments about these discs, so I ordered 200.

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For those who like the Office Max house brand, some stores have an in-store sale of $13 per 50pk. If you use the 15% Office Max paper bag (!) included in the Sunday paper, you get them for around $11. I don't have any experience with the Office Max branded DVDs, so I am not brave enough to try them, at 22c per

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What brand are you talking about? I gave up messing around with many of the brands except Verbatim, Maxell and TDK. Too many problems and a lot of time wasted.

They're Fry's house brand, just simply called "Great Quality".

I have had *0* coasters so far for DVD-Rs, and I think I've had *one* DVD-RW bad, which I think but am not positive was one of the Fry's brand. Others have said in other threads they've had problems, but not me.. (gee, one of the few problems I *haven't* had with my XS32).
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New deals, starting Sunday January 15:

* 50pk Sony 8x +R, -R, some of them Made in Japan, some Taiwan, at Staples, $15 per 50pk. They have them both at the DVD section and at a special sale section. I am guessing configurations vary by store. If you recycle a used ink/cartridge, they give you $3 off your purchase, knocking it down to $12 (24c per DVD)

* 50pk TDK +R, -R $18 at Walgreens

* Usual Memorex sales at Office Max

Unfortunately no deals on DVD-RW and DVD-RAM *cry*

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They're Fry's house brand, just simply called "Great Quality".

I have had *0* coasters so far for DVD-Rs, and I think I've had *one* DVD-RW bad, which I think but am not positive was one of the Fry's brand. Others have said in other threads they've had problems, but not me.. (gee, one of the few problems I *haven't* had with my XS32).

If you get a chance could you do a DVDInfo or other method to get the media code? I have found this very helpful in determining who is really making the discs and then make sure I purchase just the ones that work well in all the burners and players.
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If you get a chance could you do a DVDInfo or other method to get the media code? I have found this very helpful in determining who is really making the discs and then make sure I purchase just the ones that work well in all the burners and players.

If you know of some app (including command line tools) that will do this on a Mac, I'd gladly provide the info.
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Office Depot has 30 packs of Verbatim DVD+RW and DVD-RW for $12.99 in store only.

The DVD+RW is clearly 1-4x, but it *looks* (I make no guarantees) that the DVD-RWs are 1-2x (based upon the much smaller DVD-RW picture in the ad and the picture on the web, though of course this deal is in store only). So if that's right, these DVD-RWs should work in Toshibas..

Yeah, I already have way more rewritable DVDs of _ANY_ kind than I thought I'd have.. and I'm out to get another external IDE<>USB cable or case to finally back up my XS32 drive so I can reformat it.. But I'm intending on now offloading most recordings to DVD-RW if I'm trying to save up a bunch before I burn to DVD-R. (I know I can burn multi-session, but I sometimes want to save up multiple musical performances and make them one title on the resulting disc).

$12.99/30 is probably tempting enough for me to get one in person if they really are 2x.
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FYI...I have had excellent results with Nexttech DVD-R's from CC...I got a 50 pack for $9.99 and have burned all 50 without a single coaster and beautiful recordings on SP ...with both my Sony machines (GX7/300)...lots of room on the disc face for writing as well...

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compusa -- store brand, 4x, +R and -R, tiawan or hong kong [at least at the store I was at], $20/100 shrink wrap stack [out-the-door price, no rebate necessary].
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[quote]If you know of some app (including command line tools) that will do this on a Mac, I'd gladly provide the info.

DVD Media Inspector for the Mac (freeware) will give you the actual manufacturer codes from blanks. You can download it at http://homepage.mac.com/raktajino/dv...inspector.html This page is mostly in Japanese, but don't worry. The app itself is in English.
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If you know of some app (including command line tools) that will do this on a Mac, I'd gladly provide the info.

DVD Media Inspector for the Mac (freeware) will give you the actual manufacturer codes from blanks. You can download it at http://homepage.mac.com/raktajino/dv...inspector.html This page is mostly in Japanese, but don't worry. The app itself is in English.

Good tip. I use DVDInfo or Kprobe for the PC to give me the info.
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Office Depot has 30 packs of Verbatim DVD+RW and DVD-RW for $12.99 in store only.

The DVD+RW is clearly 1-4x, but it *looks* (I make no guarantees) that the DVD-RWs are 1-2x (based upon the much smaller DVD-RW picture in the ad and the picture on the web, though of course this deal is in store only). So if that's right, these DVD-RWs should work in Toshibas..

Yeah, I already have way more rewritable DVDs of _ANY_ kind than I thought I'd have.. and I'm out to get another external IDE<>USB cable or case to finally back up my XS32 drive so I can reformat it.. But I'm intending on now offloading most recordings to DVD-RW if I'm trying to save up a bunch before I burn to DVD-R. (I know I can burn multi-session, but I sometimes want to save up multiple musical performances and make them one title on the resulting disc).

$12.99/30 is probably tempting enough for me to get one in person if they really are 2x.

Thanks!!! This sounds like a great deal! 40c per -RW is very nice! I have had no problems so far with Verbatim -R on the Panasonic ES20. I'll run to my nearest ODP!!! Speed is not an issue for me since I record in real-time and I dont use a PC for DVD editing. I wonder if they have an ink/cartridge recycle discount like Staples. That would knock the price even lower and make me buy more more more
more more more.


UPDATE: My local ODP was out of them. It looks like an in-store only while-supplies-last deal. But I'll keep checking.

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Circuit City's Nexttech NO Problems on Panasonic E55 or Samsung R4000 (A Panny E50 Clone).

But I would not record & store anything on them that can't be replaced like camcorder recordings & Etc, for that I would stick with TY's at XP or SP Recording Time.

Just wanted to add that on "Black Friday" I paid $6.99 for 50 or 14 cents each
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FYI...I have had excellent results with Nexttech DVD-R's from CC...I got a 50 pack for $9.99 and have burned all 50 without a single coaster and beautiful recordings on SP ...with both my Sony machines (GX7/300)...lots of room on the disc face for writing as well...

Edit: CC has the Nexttech 50 spindle DVD+R/-R this week for $9.99
I'm on my 3rd spindle of these discs and not a single coaster on either of my Sony's (GX7/300) or on my G4 PowerBook's Matshita SuperDrive...

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Edit: CC has the Nexttech 50 spindle DVD+R/-R this week for $9.99
I'm on my 3rd spindle of these discs and not a single coaster on either of my Sony's (GX7/300) or on my G4 PowerBook's Matshita SuperDrive...

Here is a quote from videohelp.com about the "nexttech" media:

"These are CMC MAG. AE1 Media Code blank DVDs...The same media code that are found on much more expensive brand such as HP, Imation, Iomega , Philips, Ricoh, KHypermedia and Memorex ....Great Value for most users and can be expected to work very well on most DVD Burners and DVD Players...Quality is better than average...However, NOT "A" grade media....There is only one I consider truly "A" grade and that is TAIYO YUDEN (Made in Japan) dvd media"

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Speed is not an issue for me since I record in real-time and I dont use a PC for DVD editing.

Though speed *IS* an issue for those of us with Toshiba recorders.. (Maybe Panasonics too?)

Though not in the way you think -- we need 1-2x DVD-RWs, nothing faster. Because the technology changed for faster ones.
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Though speed *IS* an issue for those of us with Toshiba recorders.. (Maybe Panasonics too?)

Though not in the way you think -- we need 1-2x DVD-RWs, nothing faster. Because the technology changed for faster ones.

Oooh for compatibility purposes or high-speed dubbing or both?

I have used 2x (TDK, Sony) and 4x (OfficeDepot brand) DVD-RWs in mine (Panasonic Es20) but i dont remember if 4x is formally supported (I'll have to look at the manual).

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I think for the Toshibas, -RW's have to be 1-2x. I tried feeding mine some 4x's and it was no go.
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Darn, I missed out on the deal I posted about! My Office Depot was out of the 30 pack Verbatim DVD-RWs when I went on Saturday. Yeah, I didn't purposefully wait until the last day, but previously I had gotten other deals on the last day.

Though it's obviously much worse of a deal, this week Office Depot has 15 packs of some brand of DVD-RW for the same $12.99.
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I think for the Toshibas, -RW's have to be 1-2x. I tried feeding mine some 4x's and it was no go.

4X works fine in the Toshiba RD-XS34. Waiting 30mins to make a -RW at 2x really blows!
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As a new owner of an RD-XS34, I picked up the Verbatim DVD-RW discs and haven't had any problems - granted, I'm still in "play" mode with figuring out how to do _____ with this (after having spent all of my previous STB DVD recording all Panasonic, non-HDD based devices...)

BTW - I do like the recorder, but despise the TVGOS interface...

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I have successfully used some 6X Ridata -RWs in my Panny E10 and E30. Since there is no high speed dubbing on those machines, they are only recording at 1x, but I can read them faster on the PC.

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It looks like Circuit City has Sony 8x -R and +R 50-disc spindles on sale this week
for $14.99 each. I was kicking myself for only getting one last week at Staples. In-store purchase only.
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J&R has Sony 25-pack spindle DVD-RW up to 2x write speed on sale for $12.99.
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Best Buy has Verbatim DVD +R or _R 50 packs for $14.99
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It looks like Circuit City has Sony 8x -R and +R 50-disc spindles on sale this week
for $14.99 each. I was kicking myself for only getting one last week at Staples. In-store purchase only.

I got 3 of those last week using the $3 off discount for recycling old ink cartridges. They have been solid so far (the first one I used refuses to finalize, but the other 30 or so I used have been perfect). I have noticed that my recorder's (Panasonic Es20) response time in media operations is slightly slower than other brands. Maybe it's detecting a Sony and slowing it down on purpose - the old Sony/Panasonic rivalry ;-)

Staples has 25pks of their own brand (silver discs) for $8. With the $3 off discount, it comes out to about 20c per disc.

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Darn, I missed out on the deal I posted about! My Office Depot was out of the 30 pack Verbatim DVD-RWs when I went on Saturday. Yeah, I didn't purposefully wait until the last day, but previously I had gotten other deals on the last day.

Though it's obviously much worse of a deal, this week Office Depot has 15 packs of some brand of DVD-RW for the same $12.99.

I checked three different ODP stores for the Verbatim deal but none of them had it in stock. One showed stock online, but they had nothing in store. I think they sold out real fast or had very few remaining. The special was mentioned in their Sunday paper insert, so that got more people to buy early

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J&R has Sony 25-pack spindle DVD-RW up to 2x write speed on sale for $12.99.

Oooh that's a good deal! I have had 0 problems with these discs! And J&R is a solid e-retailer.

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J&R has Sony 25-pack spindle DVD-RW up to 2x write speed on sale for $12.99.

Can you provide a link? I sure can't find it via searching.
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