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post #2551 of 2957
I just wanted to state to everyone here how much I love the term "landfill grade".....
post #2552 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

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


so in the past 1-2 years....how much better than that has been seen?
post #2553 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

so in the past 1-2 years....how much better than that has been seen?

No, probably before that. I lose track of time pretty easily - becoming more scatterbrained with age.

Those only say T-Y, and not JVC.....I wonder?
post #2554 of 2957
I've been seeing Ty 8x shinny top premium grade discs for $25 shipped. A few weeks ago they were $25/100 and included 100 free white paper sleeves(I ordered 200) then a couple days later I ordered 200 more(realized this was a very good deal). A week and a 1/2 ago they had 200/$50 shipped so I ordered 400 more, I'm sitting pretty good now
My standard use to be $20(or less) for Verbatim 16x AZOs, I haven't seen them for this for a while so now I've switched to Tys at $25/100.
SMS hasn't had the $25/100 sale this week but I'd expect it anytime. With their recent $50 minimum for free shipping it makes you buy 200 except the special they had a few weeks ago where they specifically said the Tys were $25/100 including shipping
post #2555 of 2957
if you buy 1,200 you can find them for .25/each

http://www.discmakers.com/shop/ItemD...D=DVD033-00001
post #2556 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

if you buy 1,200 you can find them for .25/each

http://www.discmakers.com/shop/ItemD...D=DVD033-00001

Yes, but what do they charge for shipping?

SMS used to offer free shipping on purchases more than $25 but lately has been offering free shipping on purchases more than $50.

I've purchased many a TY shipping box (600 DVDs per box) from SMS. Lately I've been purchasing smaller quantities, orders of 200 DVDs every month and a half.

The attached March 2010 photo shows three boxes (still full today) of Taiyo Yuden 8x Premium Line DVD-R discs. Lately my second daily use Panasonic DMR-EH50 sits atop the Magnavox 2160A seen at the left.
LL
post #2557 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

was there any significant upgrade to copy pal 2?

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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

I just wanted to state to everyone here how much I love the term "landfill grade".....

you mean aside from the different color scheme? The CopyPal and CopyPal II have the exact same description, right down to the typo. I don't know if there are any differences. I assumed the CopyPal was replaced by the CopyPal II with newer drives and/or firmware, but now that they are both available at the same time, I am at a loss. Call and ask maybe? They both are at $140 from Supermediastore right now.

As far as duplicating a -R to a +R disk, I am testing that right now. The CopyPal did not complain when I started the copy operation, and it completed without a problem. The +R disk played back just fine on my $30 Walmart DVD player, so I guess it can do this.

"Landfill Grade" has been used many times by many sources. It's mentioned in the DVD FAQ. That category is expanding!

According the the SMS web page, formats suppoertd are: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL. No mention of -RAM, which did not surprise me at all. What does surprise me is, when I put two -RAM dsks into my CopyPal, it did NOT complain and kick out the things. It is taking a very long time in copying... (no, I didn't time it and I don't want to do it again to time it either) When it completes, IF it completes, I'll let you know if it worked.
post #2558 of 2957
can you put in a RAM, and spit out a -r?
post #2559 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

can you put in a RAM, and spit out a -r?

The disparity in disc density/capacity would prevent that from working. The CopyPal would gag and spit out one or both of those discs.
post #2560 of 2957
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Originally Posted by DigaDo View Post

The disparity in disc density/capacity would prevent that from working. The CopyPal would gag and spit out one or both of those discs.


difference in capacity between a ram and a -R?...thought they were all 4.7 GB discs

can you go from a SL to a DL or vice versa?
post #2561 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

can you put in a RAM, and spit out a -r?

Man, it's always something isn't it.

The -RAM to -RAM copy finally completed and it certainly appeared to work properly! I am AMAZED!!!! The "target" disk was not blank when I put it in the CopyPal, and it seems to have erased the original content and replaced it with the content from the source disk. I would have BET that it wouldn't have worked, or maybe even damaged the disk, but not so, it worked!

The thing TRIED to make a copy of a -RAM to a -R, and it completed, but the disk it spit out was not useable. It didn't signal an error (four beeps) but it was unable to make a useable -R either. So note to self, don't do that!
post #2562 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Man, it's always something isn't it.

The -RAM to -RAM copy finally completed and it certainly appeared to work properly! I am AMAZED!!!! The "target" disk was not blank when I put it in the CopyPal, and it seems to have erased the original content and replaced it with the content from the source disk. I would have BET that it wouldn't have worked, or maybe even damaged the disk, but not so, it worked!

The thing TRIED to make a copy of a -RAM to a -R, and it completed, but the disk it spit out was not useable. It didn't signal an error (four beeps) but it was unable to make a useable -R either. So note to self, don't do that!


thanks for the effort, I have done the RAM to -R dub via my computer, the disc that comes out cannot be played on my DMR EH 55, but for some reason, IS playable on my dvd player (panny 5 disc model from 2007)

interesting
post #2563 of 2957
There is very little reason to do a copy like this with a -RAM disk. The content can be losslessly copied to the hard drive of any Panasonic DVD recorder, then again, losslessly copied to a -R blank. Yes, it's an extra step, but it is easily doable.
post #2564 of 2957
just trying to save wear and tear on my recorder......
post #2565 of 2957
Yeah, I get it.
post #2566 of 2957
Amazon.com has the Verbatim 97460 4.7 GB up to 16x AZO Branded Recordable Disc DVD-R (100 spindle) for $19.99 in Frustrationg-Free Packaging. Buy 2 spindles and get free shipping. They ship Fed-Ex to me here in HI. Just ordered 2 more spindles.
post #2567 of 2957
Staples stores in Canada have the Verbatim AZO 16x DVD-R discs (95102), 100-disc spindle, on sale for $24.93. Made in India. +R also at that price from November 2-15. I got it slightly cheaper at a nearby Future Shop for $24.43 using their pricebeat policy. To my surprise, there were two spindles made in Taiwan on the shelf there. Likely old stock.
post #2568 of 2957
I just bought two 100 disc spindles of "Taiyo Yuden/JVC 8x 4.7GB DVD-R Silver Thermal" DVDs from Amazon. About $28. Super saver status due to the total price, and so no shipping costs.
post #2569 of 2957
SuperMediaStore has the Premium TY White Inkjet Hub Printable 8X DVD-R 100 Pack for $34.95 and free shipping. I've been waiting for these discs to go on sale. Should I hold out for a better deal or is this as good as it gets?
post #2570 of 2957
It's a good deal for the printable tops although if you can handle the finger print magnet(shinny tops) $25 shipped is my standard. I really detest the shinny tops but not enough to pay $10 more for the flat tops
post #2571 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

It's a good deal for the printable tops although if you can handle the finger print magnet(shinny tops) $25 shipped is my standard. I really detest the shinny tops but not enough to pay $10 more for the flat tops

Thanks. I need inkjet printable so I guess I have an excuse not to get fingerprint magnets. I'll go with the white ones.
post #2572 of 2957
I just ordered the discs at SMS. Something screwy happened while making the order. The prices changed sometime after I added the items to the cart but before I completed checkout.

I ordered two of the 100 pack TY printable DVDs at $34.95 each and added two 100 pack 85 gram paper sleeves at $2.49 each to the order. The total should have been $74.88. There was a promo code (PC3D) for $3 off any order over $30 so that brings it down to $71.88. At checkout they showed the discs being $31.46 each and the paper sleeves $1.99 each. They took off the $3 promo after that making the total $63.89. I double checked the order and the items are correct.
post #2573 of 2957
^^^Well, at least they went down rather than up.

Optical Quantum BD-R down to $0.90/disk at SMS.
That's the equivalent of $0.18/DVD-R.

Make that $0.80/disk if you buy a 50 pack.
That's a $0.16/DVD-R equivalent.

Philips media code; haven't burned a bad disk yet that wasn't my fault.
Loves the $80 LG BD burners.

What are you all waiting for?
post #2574 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

$80 LG BD burners.
What are you all waiting for?

I might be looking for one of those very soon. I made a bunch of coasters before I figured out what was going on. I first blamed it on the cheap Memorex discs so I tried again with some Sony +Rs but those failed too. Then I thought about how many other discs I successfully burned from the same packages. I downloaded the latest version of imgburn and still got failed burns. I started playing with settings and got successful burns after changing the burn speed to 4X. It doesn't sound like the discs are slipping so I think the drive is dying. I'll know after the TY discs arrive.
post #2575 of 2957
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Loves the $80 LG BD burners.

What are you all waiting for?[/quote]

I got the HD tivo because of your glowing report , thank-you very much ,the LG BD burner because of your glowing report ,thank-you again.
Now all i need is a detailed explanation on how to put my saved Hd and mpeg videos on the disk. I have went to the site you recommend but i hope you will be able explain it so i can understand it better.
Thanks Joe
post #2576 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

... I recently (finally) bought a much faster i7 Quad-core PC so I can actually do these things.

Wow you jumped from a model T to Ferrari No messing around with the i3 or i4 for you eh?
Congratulations on your new toy.
Oh and since this is the medial deals thread, and to keep my post OT, Costco has their 16x Sony printable DVDs $10 off which in my area brings them down to $18/100. Note while I've had good luck with these discs in most of my Panasonic standalones(and PC) they slip badly in one of my EH-50s. Just today I tried one again today in that Panny and immediately upon inserting the disc it ground terribly. I ejected the DVD and put in a Verbatim(life series even) and NO grinding Oh and of course Ty 8x shinny tops NEVER grind either. Sony 16x pearl top DVDs also grind in this particular machine so something must be incompatible between the Sony discs and that Panny
I feel better about long term use with the Sony DVDs vs. life series Verbatims but if I can't get past the initial burn it does me no good. I don't worry at all with the AZO Verbs but I'm currently out and am probably going to switch to Tys unless I get a <$20 deal(shipped) on the AZOs.
post #2577 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jobedo View Post

Now all i need is a detailed explanation on how to put my saved Hd and mpeg videos on the disk. I have went to the site you recommend but i hope you will be able explain it so i can understand it better.
Thanks Joe

I assume you mean using multi-AVCHD. There are guides for it on VideoHelp.com. I want to experiment with putting a full seasons episodes on a BD-R and that includes recoding the TiVo HD MPEG-2 files as H.263/AVC to shrink them down without losing PQ. I recently (finally) bought a much faster i7 Quad-core PC so I can actually do these things.
post #2578 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Wow you jumped from a model T to Ferrari No messing around with the i3 or i4 for you eh?

When you buy a new PC once every 8-9 years, you might as well go top of the line. Dell had a good deal. It came with 12GB of RAM and this monster-sized video card that takes up two slots and has it's own fan. So now I finally have a machine that is powerful enough to watch a ripped BluRay.
post #2579 of 2957
That's one way to do it. Personally I end up purchasing a new lower middle of the line PC every 5-6 years My 2 year old PC only has 4GB memory, a slower processor and not nearly as nice of a video card as yours.
BTW people are going to wonder how I was able to quote your post(in post #2576) even though it was after mine(2577)
post #2580 of 2957
Let them wonder.
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