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post #1951 of 2957
It really depends on what burner you use if your going to burn substandard DL disks. My favorite burner has been my older LG h22n for just about any crap DL media. they don't always test great afterwards but they always seem to play in my pickiest machines. my Pioneer 111 was also good at any DL media and the new 7240 burners have mostly been very good at them as well as they use a NEC chipset and they are very good at it.
post #1952 of 2957
Great bargain on Verb -Rs here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817507005

A mere 14 cents per! Pick up a few hundred.
post #1953 of 2957
One of those Verb reviewers said they smelled like "waffle syrup" but if he's mistaking that for "peaches" then they're probably Taiyo Yuden media!
post #1954 of 2957
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

One of those Verb reviewers said they smelled like "waffle syrup" but if he's mistaking that for "peaches" then they're probably Taiyo Yuden media!

I thought all we had to do is run a utility to identify the manufacturer's media ID. Who knew a quick "sniff test" would do the job?

Seriously, where do you guys come up with this stuff?

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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

Great bargain on Verb -Rs...

...A mere 14 cents per! Pick up a few hundred.

Better read the fine print on that mail-in offer again. "Limit 1 per house hold"
post #1955 of 2957
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Originally Posted by SteelTownGuy View Post

I thought all we had to do is run a utility to identify the manufacturer's media ID. Who knew a quick "sniff test" would do the job?

Seriously, where do you guys come up with this stuff?

An article on genuine TY discs and methods to identify them ended by saying there's one other way: IF they smell like peaches, they're genuine cuz they're made in Japan's peach-growing region!
post #1956 of 2957
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Originally Posted by SteelTownGuy View Post




Better read the fine print on that mail-in offer again. "Limit 1 per house hold"

Good catch, even though I don't really need anymore DVDs, for the price I couldn't pass them up BTW it looks like only -R? That's OK with me but others may prefer +Rs.
edit: looks like Spyder did say only -R
post #1957 of 2957
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Originally Posted by SteelTownGuy View Post

...Better read the fine print on that mail-in offer again. "Limit 1 per house hold"

I know lots of people. Shockingly, most have a different address than my own.
post #1958 of 2957
20 pack of the good 2.4X (not the crappy 8/10X) Verbatim DVD+R DL for just $20 shipped:

http://www.buy.com/prod/verbatim-dvd...202805081.html

($6 rebate good from 9/1/09 - 9/7/09)

Edit: Just read the specs: Says "Country of Origin Singapore,India."
However, I've never had any issues with Verb DLs, regarless of where they're made.
post #1959 of 2957
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

20 pack of the good 2.4X (not the crappy 8/10X) Verbatim DVD+R DL for just $20 shipped:

Not $20 shipped. More like $26 shipped with a $6 mail in rebate. I hate rebates.
post #1960 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Not $20 shipped. More like $26 shipped with a $6 mail in rebate. I hate rebates.

Meh. $6 is worth 2 minutes of my time. (Buys me a nice Carl's Jr. burger. )

For those who hate rebates, just get 'em at newegg for $27. Easy enough.
post #1961 of 2957
I just saw an ad for "R" media. Not -R, not +R, but R. The ad claimed they will work in a computer burner for either -R or +R. They were Memowrecks, so I'll not be buying any to try, but does anyone here have any experience with "R" media? Will they work in DVDRs? Any details would be interesting...
post #1962 of 2957
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Originally Posted by kjbawc View Post

I just saw an ad for "R" media. Not -R, not +R, but R. The ad claimed they will work in a computer burner for either -R or +R. They were Memowrecks, so I'll not be buying any to try, but does anyone here have any experience with "R" media? Will they work in DVDRs? Any details would be interesting...

Yeah, that's Memodrek's new marketing for media. They also made their wrapping all bright and colorful with flousecents, I guess to "stand out" from the others. Gimmicky, at best.
post #1963 of 2957
Well, universal media would be more than a gimmick, if they really work. I assume you have not tried them.
post #1964 of 2957
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Originally Posted by kjbawc View Post

i just saw an ad for "r" media. Not -r, not +r, but r. The ad claimed they will work in a computer burner for either -r or +r. They were memowrecks, so i'll not be buying any to try, but does anyone here have any experience with "r" media? Will they work in dvdrs? Any details would be interesting...

THEY are -R . They will not work in a +R only player/recorder.
post #1965 of 2957
Here's a fantastic deal*... http://www.buy.com/prod/memorex-50pk...205147220.html



*...For those of you that are tired of water marks on the coffee table!
post #1966 of 2957
An anti-virus warning popped up when I clicked that on.

Smart AV.
post #1967 of 2957
What I loved was seeing the "list price" as $120!

Yeah, right.
post #1968 of 2957
Thats junk DL media but if your burner likes it more power to you at that price I have a couple of burners here that seem to burn any junk DL at full speed, my favorite right now is my LG h22n, the Pioneer 111 used to do pretty well too if anyone still has either one in use.
post #1969 of 2957
But from what I've read about Memorex media the initial burn may be the least of your worries. Others have reported discs only a year or so old not playing due to disc fade Personally I'd worry more about that than initial burn, 1 year isn't really archiving to me.
post #1970 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Dartman View Post

Thats junk DL media but if your burner likes it more power to you at that price I have a couple of burners here that seem to burn any junk DL at full speed, my favorite right now is my LG h22n, the Pioneer 111 used to do pretty well too if anyone still has either one in use.

Yep, both my Pio 110 and 111 are still going strong.

Still...wouldn't put Memowrecks in them, as that seems like feeding a prized workhorse poisoned hay.
post #1971 of 2957
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

20 pack of the good 2.4X (not the crappy 8/10X) Verbatim DVD+R DL for just $20 shipped:

http://www.buy.com/prod/verbatim-dvd...202805081.html

($6 rebate good from 9/1/09 - 9/7/09)

Edit: Just read the specs: Says "Country of Origin Singapore,India."
However, I've never had any issues with Verb DLs, regarless of where they're made.

Update: Discs arrived today. (FedEx tried to deliver the last 2 days, but I wasn't home.) They are made in Singapore. Seems that buy.com shoppers are reporting nearly all discs are MiS, not India.

The $6 rebate took about 30 seconds to fill out and put in an envelope.

Worth my time? $720 per hour isn't bad.
post #1972 of 2957
About a week ago I was in a Radio Shack shopping and noted they had new blank Gigaware DVDs for sale at $12 for 25. Not a jaw-dropping sale, but they were made in Taiwan and came to the US via Mexico apparently... I needed some, so I bought them. My first DVDR is a Pioneer 531H and lately it has rejected Sonys and then Maxells, so I thought, what the heck, I'll try one of these Gigaware DVDRs. The worst that can happen is it won't finalize and I'll revert to plan B later, which is use my ancient (2001?) Dazzle Digital Creator device to turn important content into MPGs, and my computer's external/stand alone (HP-ugh!) DVD burner to burn those to CD.

BUT! the Pioneer *didn't* reject the new DVD brand and burned okay to the finish (who knows if the finalized DVD will remain okay, but I got stuff off the DVDR hard drive and can continue to use it for mostly day-to-day junk recording

I went back to a different Radio Shack (aka lately "The Shack) on Sunday (Sept 6) for something else and noted they had the very same spindles of 25 on sale for I think it was $4.95. The only had on -R, which I bought, and a lot of +R (which I may try if the machine eventually rejects the -R). I think I'll keep my eye on this brand... wish they didn't have so much of the label side taken up by advertising though.
post #1973 of 2957
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

Yep, both my Pio 110 and 111 are still going strong.

Still...wouldn't put Memowrecks in them, as that seems like feeding a prized workhorse poisoned hay.

they are cheap enough to use for things you may not want to last forever so might be worth a shot for some users. I have crappy disks I put giveaway stuff on and good grade A stuff for things that are important to me, plus I've been doing a lot of HDTV to dvd's to watch on the main set out front. I've used up all my quality DL media and all of my crappy Ritek D01 stuff as well but so far I think all the disks that worked are still OK, I don't re watch them a lot.
The LG h22 would not only do the Ritek stuff, it did it at 8x with good enough quality to work so thats the one I use for DL these days.
post #1974 of 2957
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

Great bargain on Verb -Rs here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817507005

A mere 14 cents per! Pick up a few hundred.

Mmmmm, 100 waffles for $13.99, do I tip the waitress?

They are prolly made in japan's peach country. The chemistry and countryside gives these disks a di-stink-tive smell. Not a bad smell actually. Try a sniff by spinning a stack, pulling them apart, and letting them collapse to waft out its scent.
post #1975 of 2957
The last Verbatim DVD-R discs I used in October 2008, when checked in my Philips 3576, are MCC 03RG20 media.
post #1976 of 2957
The verbatim +R I picked up week before last were made in Taiwan and are MCC 004 mid code. They seem to burn fine at up to 20x in all my burners. I looked all through the stacks of both flavors and all were Taiwan made disks but I got there on the last day of the sale. It's been very hard to find Japan made disk lately.
post #1977 of 2957
Same deal as the buy.com one from last week, now at newegg.com:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-NA-_-NA-_-NA

(20 DVD+R DL for $20 = $26 - $6 rebate)

The ones I've ordered from newwegg (only 2.4X, not 6/8/10 X) have always been MiT.
post #1978 of 2957
Free shipping for selected Verbatim blank media at Newegg.
DVD-R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817507005
DVD+R..lower than the -R. Grrr.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817507003
Ends Oct 8.

All Verbs with free shipping here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...TabStoreType=1
post #1979 of 2957
Recently at Big Lots in Reno, Nevada, I found 50pc cake boxes of Verbatim DVD-R (MCC 03RG20) for $15. Not a great price, but good to find at a B&M store.
post #1980 of 2957
While technically not a media deal, anyone looking for a good B&M price on DVD holders, Staples has a super deal on a 208 Targus album. The outside is nylon instead of my preference vinyl but they say regular price is $39.95 on sale this week for $7.98 I grabbed a few, $7.98 is a good deal for a 96 DVD holder let alone a 208.
They've also got Sony 16x DVDs for $24.95/100 and a HP 50 DVD/50 CD pack for $14.98 for those interested in HP media.
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