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post #2521 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Just out of curiosity, why don't you have them shipped directly to you?

Because Two Day (2 Business Days) shipping cost to Hawaii is $35. So if I send to a Aunt in CA. Although I have to still pay there high CA tax. I get free shipping to her and then she ships it to me in a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate box. Which I think is about $11. Before Supermedia use to charge just as much as the cost of the discs. So 2 spindles would of cost me $50 to ship to HI.

I buy my Verbatim AZO Dvd-r's from Amazon.com. Two 100 spindles and get free UPS 2nd Day Air shipping. I usually wait for them to drop to $19.99 for each spindle.
post #2522 of 2957
I guess I would do that too, under the conditions you indicate. I guess Supermediastore free shipping excludes Hawaii, so that isn't such a good deal for you. That is a creative solution you have come up with, assuming that your aunt is willing to do it for you.
post #2523 of 2957
Last week I placed an order from SuperMediaStore for their $50 sale on JVC/TY Premium 8X DVD-Rs.

Received yesterday 2 spools from FedEx (no swap to USPS), with one spool being Batch # GG000338 usable on all my Panasonic DVD Recorders, and the other spool Batch # GG007091 usable only on 2004 and newer Panasonic DVD Recorders.

I wish I could guarantee getting the lower batch numbers on my orders.
post #2524 of 2957
Guess the experience level of the folks in this thread makes this a good place to post my question.

Where can I buy quality pre-printed CD-Rs in quantity (say 1000 or so) for the best price? I make weekly recordings for a speaker group I attend, and then make 8-20 copies of each talk during the following week. I would like to get some Pre-printed CD-Rs with the name of my group already on them, leaving me lined spaces to fill in the speaker name/date/length etc. etc. But they must be quality CD-Rs and at a reasonable price. Any good leads?

Thanks in advanced for any help.
post #2525 of 2957
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Originally Posted by mickinct View Post

Hi everyone, still looking for DL-DVD DVD-R-DL from TY. or anyone else??

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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Are these good enough for you? http://www.supermediastore.com/produ...ax=15&offset=0

I bought some of these a little over a month ago, and I can say, using my Panasonic DVD recorders, that these are without doubt poor quality. I just put one in last night that I burned about three weeks ago. Right after I burned it, I put it in my DVD (and BluRay) player, and it worked just fine. Yesterday, it appeared blank. There was no content recoverable from it. It's just weird. Maybe these would work in a PC DVD drive, but in my recorder, they are useless. I would be really annoyed, but I didn't put anything of imporance on them.
post #2526 of 2957
Are these any good?

I've never used dual-layer discs myself, but there's been some discussion on here lately about good ones being about as hard to find as reliable domestic help.
post #2527 of 2957
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Originally Posted by doswonk1 View Post

Are these any good?

I've never used dual-layer discs myself, but there's been some discussion on here lately about good ones being about as hard to find as reliable domestic help.

+R DL are very readily available, and quality is something for others to discuss...I know I am looking for -R DL, and right now there once seems to be the 1 type Ridata...
post #2528 of 2957
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Originally Posted by doswonk1 View Post

Are these any good?

I've never used dual-layer discs myself, but there's been some discussion on here lately about good ones being about as hard to find as reliable domestic help.

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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

+R DL are very readily available, and quality is something for others to discuss...I know I am looking for -R DL, and right now there once seems to be the 1 type Ridata...

I have no idea if those are good or bad. Microboards does not make their own disks, so they are getting them from some source. If its Verbatim, they could be okay, but if its from any other source, I would be cautious. There is no way to know for sure without examining the hub code.

There are three sources of -R DL disks. In the US ther is the Ritek brand, and the Verbatim brand. The Riteks can be had for about a buck a piece, see here, the Verbatims can be FIVE dollars a piece, or more, see here. The third source I found was from the UK, where JVC Taiyo-Yuden DVD-R DL disks can be purchased for about $2.05 per disk here. I have purchased form Carousel Media, and the items arrived faster than I would have guessed, in good condition. The proced ot $2.05 is the actual cost per disk that was charged to my credit card.

Yes, quality DVD -R DL disks are hard to find.
post #2529 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

I have no idea if those are good or bad. Microboards does not make their own disks, so they are getting them from some source. If its Verbatim, they could be okay, but if its from any other source, I would be cautious. There is no way to know for sure without examining the hub code.

There are three sources of -R DL disks. In the US ther is the Ritek brand, and the Verbatim brand. The Riteks can be had for about a buck a piece, see here, the Verbatims can be FIVE dollars a piece, or more, see here. The third source I found was from the UK, where JVC Taiyo-Yuden DVD-R DL disks can be purchased for about $2.05 per disk here. I have purchased form Carousel Media, and the items arrived faster than I would have guessed, in good condition. The proced ot $2.05 is the actual cost per disk that was charged to my credit card.

Yes, quality DVD -R DL disks are hard to find.

i wont pay 5 dollars a disc, but 2.05 intrigues me..especially with t-y having good quality

my issue is that i record my U-Michigan football games on my EH55 in SP this year and then dub them to a -D DL disc, I THEN pop that disc into my computer to make a copy for a friend (and also to quasi-verify that I can make dubs in the future). I have noticed that there are times where my computer isnt making dubs.

I am using cyberlink dvd suite to make those dubs (does it really matter what i use there)

anyways i was thinking of getting one of those stand alone 1:1 duplicators, not sure if they do RAM discs or DL media

my old way was to record the game in XP speed, edit out all of the commercials and such, FR them to a RAM, then hi-speed back to HDD and zip down to a -R, (it's more time consuming, and I end up with 2:40 or so FR quality which is less than SP quality)

anyways any pointers are appreciated
post #2530 of 2957
does the exchange rate ever fluctuate with this British ordering? 200 bucks is a lot of cheese, and 2 dollars is an expensive coaster, I didnt like paying 2 bucks for a RAM disc, and at least those can be re-formatted and such
post #2531 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

does the exchange rate ever fluctuate with this British ordering? 200 bucks is a lot of cjheese, and 2 dollars is an expensive coaster, I didnt like paying 2 bucks for a RAM disc, and at least those can be re-formatted and such

I used my Visa card, and was charged the UK rate in Pounds, which was converted into dollars using the instantaneous exchange rate at the moment the charge went through.

Why are you not using the Verbatim +R DL disks on your EH55? They are very reliable and no more expensive than the Ritek's, which in my experience, using mt EH55, are nothing but landfill. (My experience, others may have better luck with them than I have had.) I would be using the Verbatim exclusively, except for the issue I have with my BluRay player. It will play -R DL disks, but not +R DL disks. No, I don't know why!
post #2532 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

I used my Visa card, and was charged the UK rate in Pounds, which was converted into dollars using the instantaneous exchange rate at the moment the charge went through.

Why are you not using the Verbatim +R DL disks on your EH55? They are very reliable and no more expensive than the Ritek's, which in my experience, using mt EH55, are nothing but landfill. (My experience, others may have better luck with them than I have had.) I would be using the Verbatim exclusively, except for the issue I have with my BluRay player. It will play -R DL disks, but not +R DL disks. No, I don't know why!

Of course i TRIED +R DL's, and they will burn from my 55 ok, but when i want to make a copy of that disc via my computer, it usually fails. ( I have a large collection, and need to be able to make dubs in hi-speed- friends/make a few bucks..etc)

I used to do everything in RAM, but that got to be a little pricey, I DO love the extra capacity and better quality of the DL format (plus I dont ahve to spend 30 minutes editing every commercial out).

If i could seemlessly use +R DL's, i would be more than happy to as they are both cheaper and more readily available...could it possibly be the dubbing software I am using?
post #2533 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

Of course i TRIED +R DL's, and they will burn from my 55 ok, but when i want to make a copy of that disc via my computer, it usually fails.....

...If i could seemlessly use +R DL's, i would be more than happy to as they are both cheaper and more readily available...could it possibly be the dubbing software I am using?

I would suggest a cheap duplicator from places like SMS. They run a basic 1x1 on sale for $100 and I have nothing but good words about it. It duplicates +R DL just fine but does take 27 minutes(with Verbatim 2.4x) vs ~5 minutes for a regular R). The only time I use my PC for copies is if the DVD has encryption(the Copy Pal will copy MV'd DVDs but not encrypted) or when I want to reauthor or compress a DL DVD onto a SL DVD. Copying and burning a 2.4x on my PC takes ~1hr so the duplicator is the way to go
post #2534 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

If i could seemlessly use +R DL's, i would be more than happy to as they are both cheaper and more readily available...could it possibly be the dubbing software I am using?

Yes, I would think so. google and download a copy of the free ImgBurn. This is probably the best ripper/burner out there. Use ImgBurn to rip an .ISO copy of the +DL to your HDD then use ImgBurn to burn it back to another +DL. ImgBurn will even let you choose a new layer break position, if you want to, and it will verify the burn against the .ISO.

For +DL, use only Verbatim +DL. They run about $1 each in quantity.
post #2535 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

my issue is that i record my U-Michigan football games on my EH55 in SP this year and then dub them to a -D DL disc,

I agree with the others, that your best bet is to get a duplicator, or new software, so you can use Verb +RDLs. That's what I use.

But, if you do wind up with JVC-TY -RDLs, they are gold. So, get a DVD label printer, with a blue cartridge, and you're good to go...
post #2536 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

I would suggest a cheap duplicator from places like SMS. They run a basic 1x1 on sale for $100 and I have nothing but good words about it. It duplicates +R DL just fine but does take 27 minutes(with Verbatim 2.4x) vs ~5 minutes for a regular R). The only time I use my PC for copies is if the DVD has encryption(the Copy Pal will copy MV'd DVDs but not encrypted) or when I want to reauthor or compress a DL DVD onto a SL DVD. Copying and burning a 2.4x on my PC takes ~1hr so the duplicator is the way to go


I did a quick search and saw there are quite a few at 200 or less (my budget), how big of a deal if having one of those LCD displays
should I just go with the $100 model, or is there a feature /quality where i should spend a teeny big more and get something else
I am very interested in a unit that can do all formats +/- r/RW RAM and both DL formats

would it be possible on one of these duplicators to put in a RAM disc and have it copied to a -R disc?

any tips on these units are greatly appreciated

Bill
post #2537 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Yes, I would think so. google and download a copy of the free ImgBurn. This is probably the best ripper/burner out there. Use ImgBurn to rip an .ISO copy of the +DL to your HDD then use ImgBurn to burn it back to another +DL. ImgBurn will even let you choose a new layer break position, if you want to, and it will verify the burn against the .ISO.

For +DL, use only Verbatim +DL. They run about $1 each in quantity.

I thought the +R DL's I've seen are like $15 for a 25 spindle (verbatiums)

or again are we talking different levels of quality?
post #2538 of 2957
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Originally Posted by kjbawc View Post

I agree with the others, that your best bet is to get a duplicator, or new software, so you can use Verb +RDLs. That's what I use.

But, if you do wind up with JVC-TY -RDLs, they are gold. So, get a DVD label printer, with a blue cartridge, and you're good to go...

Sorry, I dont do anything fancy with my discs, other than the memorex dvd CD marker (although i see where u were going)

now is someone now going to inform me that using these will harm the discs?
post #2539 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

I did a quick search and saw there are quite a few at 200 or less (my budget), how big of a deal if having one of those LCD displays
should I just go with the $100 model, or is there a feature /quality where i should spend a teeny big more and get something else
I am very interested in a unit that can do all formats +/- r/RW RAM and both DL formats

would it be possible on one of these duplicators to put in a RAM disc and have it copied to a -R disc?

any tips on these units are greatly appreciated

Bill

This isn't really the thread to go to far off topic and start discussing duplicators but this one seems to be the largest one going. AFAIK no duplicators work with RAM discs, you'd have to look at the specs. Also I've had no problems going from one disc type to another, regular R to RW, RW to R, etc.
At first I really wanted a duplicator with a LCD(which generally gives you options like selecting burn speed, read speed, disc verify, etc.) but when SMS had the basic model on sale for $99(almost 1/2 price of the LCD models) I struck and have been quite happy. The basic models just do a simple copy, that's it, but does a good job at that.

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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

I thought the +R DL's I've seen are like $15 for a 25 spindle (verbatiums)

or again are we talking different levels of quality?

If you ever see Verbatim 2.4x +R DL's for much less than $1/disc go for it, $1 is generally the standard. I've seen a 50 spindle for the lower $40s which again is a good deal if you need that quantity. I always use the 2.4x instead of 8x because I believe slower is better in the long run than faster speed discs and I think around here 2.4x seems to be the preferred choice.
post #2540 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Also I've had no problems going from one disc type to another, regular R to RW, RW to R, etc.



At first I really wanted a duplicator with a LCD(which generally gives you options like selecting burn speed, read speed, disc verify, etc.) but when SMS had the basic model on sale for $99(almost 1/2 price of the LCD models) I struck and have been quite happy. The basic models just do a simple copy, that's it, but does a good job at that..

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can you ever go from minus to plus...or vice versa?
any difference between copypal and copypal II?
post #2541 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

...can you ever go from minus to plus...or vice versa?
any difference between copypal and copypal II?

I only use - media so maybe someone else can answer your first question(although I don't see why it wouldn't work) and for your second, I'm not sure the difference, I have the $99 Copypal II(maybe it's a newer version of the original??).
post #2542 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

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can you ever go from minus to plus...or vice versa?
any difference between copypal and copypal II?

I have a CopyPal that I began using on 29 March 2010.

I use nothing but TY 8x Premium Line DVD-R discs as master DVDs.

I've primarily used 16x DVD-R discs as the "give away" copies. The DVD-R format is compatible with the wide variety of DVD players, especially older players. I estimate that I've given away around 1,200 DVD-R discs duplicated with my CopyPal.

Once in a while I've used 16x DVD+R discs as "give away" copies when I know that the recipient has a recent model DVD player. My two year old spindle of 100 Sony DVD+R discs still has around 75 discs left to be used. If this spindle were to have been of the DVD-R format they would be long gone by now. But there the DVD+R spindle sits, collecting dust.

DVD+R media was first recognized by the DVD Forum as an "official" DVD format on 25 January 2008.

The photo shows a portion of my next use "give away" duplication stock, an open spindle of Verbatim 16x Life Series DVD-R (CMC), a sealed spindle and a half used spindle of DataRight 16x DVD-R (Moser Baer), two unopened spindles of Maxell 16x DVD-R (Ritek) and the little-used spindle of Sony 16x DVD+R discs. The boxes behind the spindles contain Taiyo Yuden 8x Premium Line DVD-R discs for archival use. The small pizza boxes at the right contain retired Panasonic DVD Drives, i.e., "clunkers."
LL
post #2543 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

I only use - media so maybe someone else can answer your first question(although I don't see why it wouldn't work) and for your second, I'm not sure the difference, I have the $99 Copypal II(maybe it's a newer version of the original??).


best prices i have seen are 99 for copypal and 129 for copypal II; so I'm thinking there IS a difference

I'm in no hurry, so maybe I should wait for a discount to kick in....
post #2544 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

best prices i have seen are 99 for copypal and 129 for copypal II; so I'm thinking there IS a difference

I'm in no hurry, so maybe I should wait for a discount to kick in....

In the photo my CopyPal is seen at the lower left.
LL
post #2545 of 2957
Can you record2-3 dvd9 on 25gb blurry abd watch them as DVDs back to back?
post #2546 of 2957
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

Can you record2-3 dvd9 on 25gb blurry abd watch them as DVDs back to back?

Yes, 5 DVD-5 or 2.5 DVD-9 will fit on a BD-R if you author it properly. Check out MultiAVCHD for doing this. And, of course, you need a BD burner and a BD-player.
post #2547 of 2957
Might not be the greatest deal ever on them, but it's better than what SMC has them going for right now, for someone who needs them:

200 Taiyo-Yuden 8x DVD-R Silver Thermal Lacquer in cake box - $58.00 (free shipping):

http://www.buy.com/prod/200-taiyo-yu...212002529.html
post #2548 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

Might not be the greatest deal ever on them, but it's better than what SMC has them going for right now, for someone who needs them:

200 Taiyo-Yuden 8x DVD-R Silver Thermal Lacquer in cake box - $58.00 (free shipping):

http://www.buy.com/prod/200-taiyo-yu...212002529.html


29 cents apiece isn't all that great?
post #2549 of 2957
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Originally Posted by DigaDo View Post

In the photo my CopyPal is seen at the lower left.

was there any significant upgrade to copy pal 2?
post #2550 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

29 cents apiece isn't all that great?

Well, yeah, I would think so, but we've got some pretty tough customers around here.
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