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Originally Posted by Dartman View Post

MY LG GGW H20L is supposed to be able to burn LTH disks no problem but they did add support through firmware. Havent ever got any to try but I think it depends on the drive and the manufacture providing support for them.
The few BD disks I've burned with it play in my first gen Panasonic just fine, though I haven't bought any blanks because of cost.

My LG WH10LS30 burner is also on the list for LTH media compatibility, but I don't know if it will actually work because I've had no reason to consider LTH. Up until recently LTH was selling for $1.50/disk which was more than I am paying for real BD-R. Verbatim BD-R was selling for $3/disk and has recently come down to the $1.40/disk level to compete.

But even if I were tempted to try LTH at that $0.60/disk price, I wouldn't because I have a Panasonic BD player. Panasonic has told me that none of their BluRay players have been designed to support LTH media. If they work that is fortuitous but they don't make any claims for LTH compatibility.
post #2702 of 2957
Well if I see any locally for a good price I'll have to try one and see what happens. Last disk I bought at Target of all places because the store I hit wasn't selling the single Sony blanks quickly enough so they kept dropping the price to clear out the last one on the shelf and I bought it for like 5 bucks, maybe less, it worked.
The BD-RE disk that came with my drive worked about 5 times then went bad so I was worried maybe the drive had quit but it was just my disk.
post #2703 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Chingu808 View Post

Okay here you go it is now marked down to $21.99 at Amazon.com once again. For the Verbatim 95102 4.7 GB up to 16x Branded Recordable Disc DVD-R (100-Disc Spindle). Who knows how long this will last at that price. Make sure you pick the "retail packaging" one. The "Frustrationg-Free Packaging" one is still $26.99.


It's back down to the $21.99 again.
post #2704 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Chingu808 View Post

It's back down to the $21.99 again.

That didn't last long. It's now $26.99.

Edit: Oops, I picked the Frustrationg-Free Packaging. The retail packaging is still $21.99.
post #2705 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

That didn't last long. It's now $26.99.

Edit: Oops, I picked the Frustrationg-Free Packaging. The retail packaging is still $21.99.

The Frustrationg-Free Packaging ones are now marked down to $21.99 also.
post #2706 of 2957
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

only interested in the dash-R DL's at the moment

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Originally Posted by tonypeter View Post

Try this http://www.supermediastore.com/produ...-media-10-pack

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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Thats as good as I've seen($1.30 each in 60 quanity) and for top quality Tys at that! Only problem is it looks like they are out of stock no mention of when they will be back either...

When I was looking VERY hard for -R DL disks, they had this page exactly as it is now, listing the item as out of stock, at this price. I ended up getting this product fom a UK site, paying a lot more money than this. I haven't seen a US vendor with these in several years. The VERB +R DL disks work just as well in my Panasonic DVD recorders, and are readily available, AND are much less expensive.

I would stay away from the Ritek -R DL disks as a batch I bought were nothing but trouble. Only half worked without a write failure, and of those that DID write properly, most of them no longer play. They all show signes of degredation, in about a year and a half! This is just MY experience, others might not have these problems.

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It's back down to the $21.99 again.

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That didn't last long. It's now $26.99.

Edit: Oops, I picked the Frustrationg-Free Packaging. The retail packaging is still $21.99.

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The Frustrationg-Free Packaging ones are now marked down to $21.99 also.

Who does their pricing? This seems arbitrary and chaotic.
post #2707 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Who does their pricing? This seems arbitrary and chaotic.

Makes a body wonder. My theory has been that Amazon is monitoring the "going price" for an item via its 3rd party sellers, and when the sellers' prices change, they change theirs to keep up. Just a theory. I'm sure it's some sort of computer algorithm, not a real person doing it.

Last week, when I bought my 3 packs, the FF packs were going for $26.99, and the retail packaging for $21.99. Obviously, I bought the retail. Over the weekend, I checked for the heck of it, and FF was up to 27.99 and retail was 26.99. Now, they're both back down to $21.99. I've seen this happen with a lot of stuff on Amazon.

If it's a non-critical item, or something I don't mind walking away from unless I get a certain price, I'll monitor the item for several days, even weeks and pull the trigger when the price looks to be at its lowest. It's the closest I'll get to gambling. I don't always win. Sometimes I do.
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Who does their pricing? This seems arbitrary and chaotic.

Totally agree Well I came here to say they were back to $21.99 for both types of packaging but Chingu808 beat me to it Well I ordered 1 of the FFP types, it will be interesting how they can make something like opening up a DVD spindle less frustration
I'd try ordering 4 just to see if the 3 limit was still intact but I just don't really need anymore the only reason for this purchase is to get free shipping for something else.

edit: OK, before I finalized my order I changed the quantity to 4 and it took it at least up to the part of finalizing my order...
post #2709 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Totally agree Well I came here to say they were back to $21.99 for both types of packaging but Chingu808 beat me to it Well I ordered 1 of the FFP types, it will be interesting how they can make something like opening up a DVD spindle less frustration
I'd try ordering 4 just to see if the 3 limit was still intact but I just don't really need anymore the only reason for this purchase is to get free shipping for something else.

edit: OK, before I finalized my order I changed the quantity to 4 and it took it at least up to the part of finalizing my order...

So, are you going to take advantage of the lower pricing of the EH59, so you have yet another machine to help you use up these disks?
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The $21.99 100-pack of Verbatim AZO 16X DVD-R blanks arrived today from Amazon. According to the package, they were mfg in Taiwan.
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Originally Posted by dvrtyro View Post

The $21.99 100-pack of Verbatim AZO 16X DVD-R blanks arrived today from Amazon. According to the package, they were mfg in Taiwan.

So were my AZO 8X DVD+R discs I ordered months ago from SuperMediaStore. I haven't had any issues with them.
post #2712 of 2957
When did Imation team with TDK.?
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Imation bought TDK DVD brand in 3rd qtr 2007, as described here.
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Just bought some TDK for $9.00 for 75. info on discs in nero says RITEKF1...
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I think I know the answer, but when I get a verbatim +RW and it says it can't be used for recording, is there anything to try to get it to work?
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Originally Posted by dvrtyro View Post

The $21.99 100-pack of Verbatim AZO 16X DVD-R blanks arrived today from Amazon. According to the package, they were mfg in Taiwan.

Ditto times 3. Amazon box with 3 "retail package" spindles on my doorstep last night. Purchased mostly for use in my DVD duplicator, though I can probably feed them into my newer recorders, too. Leaves me about 600 16x blank discs in "inventory" for giveaways and backups; about 3,000 8x TY and Verb Data Life Plus for master discs made on the recorders. And about the same number of CD-R Music blanks for my standalone audio CD recorders.

If I use them all up, how am I ever gonna watch/listen to everything?

Addendum: Just checked Amazon--today prices are $26.99 for FFP and $27.58 for retail packaging. More than a Fin difference between today's price and what I paid for mine. Wow.
post #2717 of 2957
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Originally Posted by philherz View Post

I think I know the answer, but when I get a verbatim +RW and it says it can't be used for recording, is there anything to try to get it to work?

See if you can "Erase" it.
post #2718 of 2957
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Originally Posted by doswonk1 View Post

Ditto times 3. Amazon box with 3 "retail package" spindles on my doorstep last night. Purchased mostly for use in my DVD duplicator, though I can probably feed them into my newer recorders, too. Leaves me about 600 16x blank discs in "inventory" for giveaways and backups; about 3,000 8x TY and Verb Data Life Plus for master discs made on the recorders. And about the same number of CD-R Music blanks for my standalone audio CD recorders.

If I use them all up, how am I ever gonna watch/listen to everything?

Addendum: Just checked Amazon--today prices are $26.99 for FFP and $27.58 for retail packaging. More than a Fin difference between today's price and what I paid for mine. Wow.

Wow! 3600 blank disks in your personal inventory. That has me beat by a whole lot. And I thought my 2000, plus a little bit, was excessive. Believe me, my wife does!
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Wow! 3600 blank disks in your personal inventory. That has me beat by a whole lot. And I thought my 2000, plus a little bit, was excessive. Believe me, my wife does!

I have to admit I've gotten a little carried away......but sometimes there's a deal that's just SO good. And I haven't really started my big VHS dubbing project yet.

I've been squirreling the cake boxes away in the spare bedroom, and I noticed last night that there are a lot of them stacked up.
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Originally Posted by doswonk1 View Post

I have to admit I've gotten a little carried away......but sometimes there's a deal that's just SO good. And I haven't really started my big VHS dubbing project yet.

I've been squirreling the cake boxes away in the spare bedroom, and I noticed last night that there are a lot of them stacked up.

I finished my VHS dubbing project over a year ago. It consisted of over 1000 VHS tapes. Let me assure you, the disks take up a LOT less room than the tapes did!
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Originally Posted by doswonk1 View Post

Addendum: Just checked Amazon--today prices are $26.99 for FFP and $27.58 for retail packaging. More than a Fin difference between today's price and what I paid for mine. Wow.

And today it's $26.99 for FFP and $28.84 for the retail packaged version. That's almost 7 bucks more than I paid last week.

Luke: My tendency to keep a large inventory of just about anything important that might run out doesn't bother me.....but I am concerned about what my family would think if I cacked unexpectedly and they had to clean out my house!
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They used to be some of the best stuff you could get and probably are still pretty good.
post #2724 of 2957
Next time, alert us to when Fry's has prices that low.
post #2725 of 2957
The Verbatim AZO 100 Spindle (Retail Packaging) is marked down to $21.99 at Amazon.com again.
post #2726 of 2957
The price fluctuations in these things have gone from strange to comical.
post #2727 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Chingu808 View Post

The Verbatim AZO 100 Spindle (Retail Packaging) is marked down to $21.99 at Amazon.com again.

The Frustrationg-Free Packaging are no marked down to $21.99 also.
post #2728 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

The price fluctuations in these things have gone from strange to comical.

Yeppers. But the lesson is, watch the site for a few days and pull the trigger when the price is on the low, $21.99 end.

I have an order from SuperMediaStore of 300 more TY 8x DVD-R on the FedEx truck right now. No sale; just did a quick "inventory" after an earlier post in this thread and found I had fewer of them than I thought I did (well, I've been burning discs like a maniac this winter).

I get the regular SMS sale e-mails, and I haven't seen 8x TV -Rs on sale for a while. I'm wondering if that's significant: market's shrunk to the point that people who these discs are specifically seeking them out and don't need to be enticed by a sale?
post #2729 of 2957
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I get the regular SMS sale e-mails, and I haven't seen 8x TV -Rs on sale for a while. I'm wondering if that's significant: market's shrunk to the point that people who these discs are specifically seeking them out and don't need to be enticed by a sale?

Possibly, but I still contend that the vast majority of blank DVD media is used by the computer industry, and us AVers are merely a drop in the bucket. Whoever is seeking out the T-Y disks and keeping them company going, it isn't us!
post #2730 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Possibly, but I still contend that the vast majority of blank DVD media is used by the computer industry, and us AVers are merely a drop in the bucket. Whoever is seeking out the T-Y disks and keeping them company going, it isn't us!

I would add that the vast majority of stand-alone recorder users never heard of this forum and buy whatever 16x discs are on sale at their local retailer.
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