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post #2881 of 2957
I just got my order from amazon.
They had the Maxell -R 100 spindle for 20.24 on 6-9-13 so I bit.
Also on order 10-10 Disc cases.They had 'em both in same box.The Air Bags survived.
The Bubble Wrap was Too Tight on the Spindle one tooth broke where it secures to the base ! The disc's seem ok.
FFP next time!


rima.com
6-12-2013 3:30 pm est

Verbatim +RW 30 spindle #1875
17.99
post #2882 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

BD-R are getting really cheap.
I've been using Optical quantum BD-R for some time and have had no issues with recording/verifying and longevity. I've run low and it was time to re-order. The last time I bought a bunch of disks at supermediastore.com I paid $1/BD-R. I just ordered a 50 spindle of 4X Logo tops on Amazon.com for $27 (free shipping). Getting close to $0.50/disk.

Don't know for how long this time, but the Optical Quantum BD-R are back down to $27 for a 50 spindle.
See: Optical Quantum OQBDR04LT-50 4X 25 GB BD-R Single Layer Blu-Ray Recordable Logo Top 50-Disc Spindle
post #2883 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Don't know for how long this time, but the Optical Quantum BD-R are back down to $27 for a 50 spindle.
See: Optical Quantum OQBDR04LT-50 4X 25 GB BD-R Single Layer Blu-Ray Recordable Logo Top 50-Disc Spindle

IIRC The Maggie DVDR's we own should have no problem recording to BD discs. For that low of a price,and considering how many movies i could record to a BD disc,it almost makes it worthwhile to switch from standard discs to BD.Heck i could probably record,oh i don't know how many movies to one of these discs....10??....20??....More???....depending on which Rec.mode i use It might actually be cheaper to use BD discs than to use standard size discs.Only problem would be if a disc goes bad,then i'd lose all those movies and have to re-record them.that'd be a bummer.

Lets see, if i can record 2 movies onto a standard disc in the LP speed,and 1 standard size disc costs ~.25 cents
and i could record say 20 movies(probably more) in the LP speed to a BD disc that costs ~.60 cents then it's definitely cheaper to go with the BD discs.
If i record in the SP speed it would still be cheaper to use BD discs.
And i'm bettin' my estimate of how many movies can be recorded to a BD disc is waaay too low,no matter which speed i use.
Edited by greaser - 6/16/13 at 1:51pm
post #2884 of 2957
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Originally Posted by greaser View Post

IIRC The Maggie DVDR's we own should have no problem recording to BD discs.
What??? eek.gif
post #2885 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

What??? eek.gif

Can't we?? i know we can't record in HD,im only talking about recording in SD.what's the problem??

Is there something inherently diff.about BD discs that would make it impossible to record in SD??
They have the same physical dimensions as a standard disc,so that's not a problem.

AFAIK the only diff. is in the amount of info. that can be recorded to a BD disc,nothing else.

If you know of a technical limitation that would disallow a Maggie SD recorder from recording to a BD disc in SD then please tell me what it is.

If there are no technical limitations then it would be cheaper to record to BD. Just cuz nobody ever did it doesn't mean it can't/shouldn't be done.And with the price of BD discs coming down to a more reasonable level,it might make some sense to use them.
Edited by greaser - 6/16/13 at 2:30pm
post #2886 of 2957

Diff. laser and track spacing on disc... incompatible.

post #2887 of 2957
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Diff. laser and track spacing on disc... incompatible.

OK thanks for your answer.I'll drop the idea like a hot potato.
post #2888 of 2957
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Originally Posted by greaser View Post

I'll drop the idea like a hot potato.

I thought you discovered something new. smile.gif
post #2889 of 2957
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Originally Posted by greaser View Post

And i'm bettin' my estimate of how many movies can be recorded to a BD disc is waaay too low,no matter which speed i use.
1 BD = 5 DVD-R
post #2890 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

I thought you discovered something new.smile.gif

Naw nothin' so grand.Was just hopin' 'n' figurin' til Wajo shattered my dreams with a dose of reality, that's all.rolleyes.gif
Edited by greaser - 6/16/13 at 6:54pm
post #2891 of 2957
Did the price of TY discs go up? I'm getting low on the 8X DVD-R white top ink-jet printables so I'm starting to look at prices again. SMS has the 100 pack on sale for $34.99. They list the regular price at $59.99! I remember them to be somewhere around $37 regular price and less than $30 on sale not that long ago.

Edit:
I guess I'm just shopping at the wrong store. Rima has them for $31.
Edited by Ken.F - 6/17/13 at 11:05am
post #2892 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

Did the price of TY discs go up? I'm getting low on the 8X DVD-R white top ink-jet printables so I'm starting to look at prices again. SMS has the 100 pack on sale for $34.99. They list the regular price at $59.99! I remember them to be somewhere around $37 regular price and less than $30 on sale not that long ago.

Edit:
I guess I'm just shopping at the wrong store. Rima has them for $31.

I have bought my T-Ys from Rima for many years. They are a bit cheaper, but they don't have free shipping, so I suppose it turns out to be very similar pricing. I would check out the final price.
post #2893 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Chingu808 View Post

The Verbatim 97460 4.7 GB up to 16x Branded Recordable Disc DVD-R 100-Disc FFP (Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging) has dropped to $18.16 at Amazon.com. I brought to more spindles.

Price drop to $20.99 on Amazon.com. It's been a while since I seen it drop off the $24.99 price.
post #2894 of 2957
It's even cheaper used! What the heck is a USED DVD-R when it's a write-once media? I would think a used disk is useless. What exactly are they saying/selling?

At that price, with shipping to my address, the Verbs are 1.40 cents per disk less than the T-Ys from RIMA, $0.2768 vs. $0.2908 per disk.
Edited by Church AV Guy - 9/19/13 at 8:57pm
post #2895 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Chingu808 View Post

Price drop to $20.99 on Amazon.com. It's been a while since I seen it drop off the $24.99 price.
Thanks for the tip, ordered 4 of my favorites smile.gif
I was just thinking about resurrecting this thread to see if you or anyone else had seen any deals on the AZO's as I was starting to get low, glad you came through!
21 cents to my door, can't get much better than that for great quality discs.
post #2896 of 2957
Looks like only the -R Verbatim AZOs are $20.99 at Amazon. I have an MDR 515H/F7 -- will the -R DVDs work okay? i've only ever used +R.
post #2897 of 2957
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Originally Posted by mallo View Post

Looks like only the -R Verbatim AZOs are $20.99 at Amazon. I have an MDR 515H/F7 -- will the -R DVDs work okay? i've only ever used +R.

 

Yes, either will work OK.

post #2898 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Chingu808 View Post

Price drop to $20.99 on Amazon.com. It's been a while since I seen it drop off the $24.99 price.

Price has now dropped to $19.99. Not sure how long this will last though.
post #2899 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Chingu808 View Post

Price has now dropped to $19.99. Not sure how long this will last though.
http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-97460-Recordable-Frustration-Free-Packaging/dp/B003ZDNZT2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383091173&sr=8-2&keywords=verbatim+dvd-r
IMO one of the best discs you can get. I get basically 100% success rate on my Panasonics with AZO Verbatims and I like the matt top unlike other "fingerprint" top discs tongue.gif
Wouldn't you know I currently have probably 1000 blanks(600 AZO Verbs) so I'll probably hold off, but it IS rather tempting. Oh and a note for those who haven't ordered from Amazon in the last week, you now need to order $35(not $25) to get the free shipping but with 2 spindles you should be good to go, great find Chingu808! For this price(more than likely more) you pay for crap CMC Memorex or other DVDs at B&M stores.
post #2900 of 2957
Thanks for the heads up!

Just ordered 2 spindles.
post #2901 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-97460-Recordable-Frustration-Free-Packaging/dp/B003ZDNZT2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383091173&sr=8-2&keywords=verbatim+dvd-r
IMO one of the best discs you can get. I get basically 100% success rate on my Panasonics with AZO Verbatims and I like the matt top unlike other "fingerprint" top discs tongue.gif
Wouldn't you know I currently have probably 1000 blanks(600 AZO Verbs) so I'll probably hold off, but it IS rather tempting. Oh and a note for those who haven't ordered from Amazon in the last week, you now need to order $35(not $25) to get the free shipping but with 2 spindles you should be good to go, great find Chingu808! For this price(more than likely more) you pay for crap CMC Memorex or other DVDs at B&M stores.

Your welcome. Just signed up for Amazon prime for $59.99 + tax at link below.
http://slickdeals.net/f/6369906-amazon-prime-1-yr-membership-for-59-taxes-possible-ymmv?

But when I tried to order just one spindle it kept on updating (adding another spindle to my cart) for a total of 2. I usually order 2 spindles so I could get it over the $25. Not which is $35 for free shipping. But wanted to see about just ordering one spindle. And like I said, for some reason it added another spindle to my cart.
post #2902 of 2957
Got my 2 spindles today. Great packaging, everything nice and tight.

Discs check out as Mitsu's, made in Taiwan: MCC 03RG20

Went ahead and ordered 2 more at $19.99 each.
post #2903 of 2957
That "deal" has a limit of five items. I wanted more than that, so I tried to place two orders, and the second one had an error message, and the quantity was automatically changed to zero.
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We're sorry. This item has limited purchase quantity. We have changed your purchase quantity to the maximum allowable.

Well, I could but try. This is significantly less expensive than the T-Y disks I usually buy.
post #2904 of 2957
The link provided gives me a blank page. Is this what people are talking about?

Verbatim 97460 4.7 GB up to 16x Branded Recordable Disc DVD-R 100-Disc Frustration-Free Packaging

It's now up to $23.79

http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-97460-Recordable-Frustration-Free-Packaging/dp/B003ZDNZT2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1383531688&sr=8-6&keywords=verbatim+azo+dvd-r

Question (which I should have asked years ago): Can one use 8X DVD-R's or should one stick with X16? I think I shall probably pick up some TY disks and the 8X is cheaper than the 16X at Amazon. If the 16X works better, price difference should be ignored. They are for use on my Pioneer DVD recorders.
post #2905 of 2957
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Question (which I should have asked years ago): Can one use 8X DVD-R's or should one stick with X16?

I stick with 8x whenever possible. Maybe it's because my Panasonic DVD recorders top out at 8x, so getting 16x would be a waste, though the newest firmware makes the machine 16x compatible. I still use 8x almost exclusively. The only exception is that VERB 16x sale, which was too good to pass up.
Quote:
Verbatim 97460 4.7 GB up to 16x Branded Recordable Disc DVD-R 100-Disc Frustration-Free Packaging

It's now up to $23.79

Yeah, the $20 great deal/sale was over on November 1. frown.gif
post #2906 of 2957
BD prices just keep getting lower. Time again to start thinking about storing all those SD TV recordings from your DVDR's onto BluRay disks. Don't waste your time and compromise recording quality trying to squeeze 3 x 42 min episodes onto a DVD-R. Store a whole season on a single disk. Store several complete football/baseball/basketball games on a single disk.
1 BD-R = 5 DVD-R; 1 BD-R DL = 10 DVD-R

Prices keep dropping. BD-R is dirt cheap. BD-R DL is still pricey relative to BD-R but pretty close to the cost equivalent of buying 10 DVD-R.

Single layer BD-R
Optical Quantum OQBDR06LT-50 6X 25GB BD-R Single Layer Blu-Ray Recordable Blank Media Logo Top, 50-Disc Spindle = $25.99 at Amazon ($0.52/disk, that's $0.10 per DVD-R equivalent)

Double layer BD-R
Optical Quantum OQBDRDL06LT-25 6X 50 GB BD-R DL Blu-Ray Double Layer Recordable Logo Top 25-Disc Spindle = $84.95 at Amazon ($3.40/disk)

BluRay burners have taken the place of DVD burners
LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40 - OEM = $64.99 at NewEgg
post #2907 of 2957
^^^ A better comparison would have been to DL DVDs and on that front SL BDs look even better. A quality DL DVD goes for ~$1/disc(8.5GB, 1/3rd of a SL BD) but a SL BD costs half!
The main thing holding me back from BDs is the player situation. I have lots of quality DVD players with all the features I want, even thought I tried many different BD players and finally settled on several that matched my needs the closest, they still pale in comparison to my DVD players frown.gif Why in the world the developers(SONY) would have come up with a format that lacked so many features that were a given(or at least on Sony DVD players) is beyond me, like they didn't even care frown.gif
Oh Kelson, you linked a internal BD player, do you have a suggestion for a good USB BD burner? I'd like to be able to also use it with my laptop which kind of eliminates internal burners. Laptops with BD burners are all but impossible to fine, some play BDs but very few if any burn them.
post #2908 of 2957
@jjeff
For an external burner I would recommend you buy the one I cited and buy a cheap USB external enclosure.
post #2909 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

For an external burner I would recommend you buy the one I cited and buy a cheap USB external enclosure.

Just a word of caution: unfortunately for some of us with certain buggy laptop models, this old trick no longer works. frown.gif

I've been very unpleasantly surprised by my recent Lenovo and Samsung laptop's flat refusal to acknowledge the existence of external AC-powered 5.25" optical drives connected via USB. They just aren't recognized at all, don't turn up in any of the system profiles: they just sit there, totally inert. From what I could gather on the issue, some laptop USB chipsets have a botched design that conflicts with the chipsets in generic external burner cases, and no amount of driver futzing will fix it: its a fault inherent in the laptop. Really infuriating, because there's no way to know a particular laptop is allergic to external burners until you buy it and get it home.
post #2910 of 2957
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Originally Posted by CitiBear View Post


Just a word of caution: unfortunately for some of us with certain buggy laptop models, this old trick no longer works. frown.gif

I've been very unpleasantly surprised by my recent Lenovo and Samsung laptop's flat refusal to acknowledge the existence of external AC-powered 5.25" optical drives connected via USB. They just aren't recognized at all, don't turn up in any of the system profiles: they just sit there, totally inert.

Do you know if the premade USB burners are more apt to work than what Kelson suggested(a internal drive paired with a generic enclosure)? I have a win 7 HP laptop while my daughter has a win 8 Acer laptop, I'd like the drive to work at least with those 2 as well as my main use PC, running Vista.

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