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post #1171 of 1181 Old 07-09-2019, 05:39 PM
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That would be interesting -- if CMC continues to use Verbatim BD-R technology. I've been using Optical Quantum BD-R for years at half the cost of Verbatim BD-R. They have been very dependable, but if Verbatim BD-R prices were to drop down to match, I would give them a try.
I never tried the Optical Quantum but might give them a try as I see they are priced better. I mostly have used Verbatim for bluray and Memorex, Sony, and TDK for DVD.
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I was really hoping we would get to the point where a 3D printer could print a blank DVD before this happened. Composite manufacturing for the home looks to still be a long way off however.

I'm not even sure how long spinning hard drives will be available. The 'NAS bucket' is becoming something of wishful thought.

Solid state SSDs at 500 GB are starting to look maybe viable but its early days.

The DVD video format and art of mastering a disc looks unnecessary today, rather than changing the storage format, tagging the file with an id and tracking it in a database like Plex seems more popular.. for those who collect. The rest seem to think cell phone video and youtube will keep their video as long as its relevant to them.

Someday youtube will may have to purge, or will have an aneurysm that cleans out footage no one has watched in a long time. I wonder if it will be by design, or as a consequence of dealing with the volume of material.

If we have another Carrington event however.. all those DVDs may save our video history.
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I never tried the Optical Quantum but might give them a try as I see they are priced better.
Go for the 6X silver Logo tops.
Optical Quantum OQBDR06LT-50 6X 25GB BD-R Single Layer Blu-Ray Recordable Blank Media Logo Top, 50-Disc Spindle

The current $23 is the usual 50-disk price. I caught an Amazon sale 3yr ago where they were selling the 50-disk spindle for $15 and bought 400 disks, so I haven't had to buy any for the last couple years.
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Solid state SSDs at 500 GB are starting to look maybe viable but its early days.
Used as the C: drive of a PC, I would agree -- I have them in mine.
But when it comes to mass video storage for playback, I wouldn't give SSD even a first thought compared to an >8TB HDD.
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500 GB is a little more than 100 DVDs per drive, ten drives per 1000 DVDs.. and we're not even talking about compression that passes for broadcast these days. At 480i I think you could fit x10 more. And that's in todays price terms.. give it another 5 years and spinning drives just won't be worth the effort.
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Go for the 6X silver Logo tops.
Optical Quantum OQBDR06LT-50 6X 25GB BD-R Single Layer Blu-Ray Recordable Blank Media Logo Top, 50-Disc Spindle

The current $23 is the usual 50-disk price. I caught an Amazon sale 3yr ago where they were selling the 50-disk spindle for $15 and bought 400 disks, so I haven't had to buy any for the last couple years.
Thanks for the information as I will get some to supplement my Verbatim inventory which is getting low.
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Is anyone still selling the Magnavox 867/868? ABC Warehouse had been selling refurbs, but they've been out of stock for quite awhile.
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Is anyone still selling the Magnavox 867/868? ABC Warehouse had been selling refurbs, but they've been out of stock for quite awhile.
You could probably find some used ones on ebay, but most likely at inflated prices.

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Is anyone still selling the Magnavox 867/868? ABC Warehouse had been selling refurbs, but they've been out of stock for quite awhile.

Yeah. Here is one.!


(Spoiler alert. It's only $2,400!) /sarcasm

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You could probably find some used ones on ebay, but most likely at inflated prices.
The Magnavox unit seems to be gone from the marketplace, but ABC Warehouse is selling a refurbed Philips recorder, HDR5710/F7N. Reviews seem to be mixed at best, including the ones in a separate thread on this site. But it wouldn't have to be very sophisticated for basic recording and time-shifting. Anybody have any experience with this? How does it compare to the Magnavox?
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The Magnavox unit seems to be gone from the marketplace, but ABC Warehouse is selling a refurbed Philips recorder, HDR5710/F7N. Reviews seem to be mixed at best, including the ones in a separate thread on this site. But it wouldn't have to be very sophisticated for basic recording and time-shifting.
"Basic recording and time-shifting"
If that is your interest and you don't intend to burn DVD's of recordings, don't give any further consideration to a DVD Recorder. You can pick up a simple iView 3500 for $30 on Amazon, add a USB HDD and have a single tuner Hi-def digital VCR with few more recording/playback features than a traditional tape-based VCR. Also, the recordings on the USB HDD are transportable.

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