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Old 01-07-04, 09:53 AM
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Preferred Brands Of DVD+R/DVD-R Disc Media?

Hi all, I just took the plunge and ordered a Sony DWU14A DVD+/-R burner from Newegg and I am completely new to the medium. This burner will write at 4x. I was wondering what other users on the forum use with their burners, preferred brands, and brands they recommend to stay away from. I'm a computer geek so I am savvy enough to know its best to stay away from the no name cut rate brands unless one stands out with many users as being a good choice and is recommended by many. With the media prices still being a tad high, I want to get some input from those who have some experience!
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people are saying good things about Taiyo Yuden discs made in Japan. Those discs seem to be the current favorite. I personally have achieved the best results using memorex dvd-r discs in a 25 pc cakebox from officemax. I have not tested a large number of discs but I get excellent results from those.
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I would suggest taking a look at this site:

http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdmedia

I personally prefer Taiyo Yuden manufactured discs from Japan.

I also have taken a liking to the Memorex DVD recordable media. Although I like the DVD+R rather than the DVD-R. I got a great deal on mine, $50 for a 50 pack. Doesn't get any better than that.
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I like the Ritek discs. Haven't encountered any problems with the Imation or the TDK discs I've used.

Stay away from Khypermedia, it's strictly YMMV with those disc.
Old 01-07-04, 02:45 PM
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I bought Imation DVD-R's and haven't had any problems with them on my Pioneer A05.
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I've been using FujiFilm 2.4x and Memorex 4x DVD+R media. No coaster through 100+ discs. Was gonna get some TDK 4x DVD+R, but missed the deal at BB. Oh well, there's always Amazon.com's Memorex deal.
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Get a sampler pack and try out several brands. I use Optodisc 4x on my Sony DRU 500
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Go with Memorex +R over Memorex -R if you have the choice.

I always stick with BeAll from Meritline. This brand has a 60 day 100% satisfaction guarantee too. http://www.meritline.com/beall-dvd-blank-media.html
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From my computer experience, just NEVER buy "Great Quality" - not cables, not cd-rs, not dvd-rs, not computers. NEVER GQ.
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Originally posted by duz
Get a sampler pack and try out several brands. I use Optodisc 4x on my Sony DRU 500
Where can I get a sampler pack from? I've just gotten a Plex 708, but haven't brought any media yet...I still have to buy some software for it
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Looking at what Meritline has I'm not sure which one of these to get.

I have a Pioneer DVR-106D burner.

These are on sale 25 for $24.75 with free shipping.

But when I check the compatibility chart it lists the Pioneer 103, 104 and 105 but not the 106.


However, these say "Perfect for Pioneer DVD Burners!" and "Piodata 4X DVD-R, a media comparable to Ritek G04 in term of quality and reliability!"

A 25 pack is $23.50 plus $6.07 shipping.

Which should I get? Or is there another I should look into? Unfortunately the first one is on sale only through today.
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I have the Pioneer DVR-106D. All I've ever used were Ritek discs. I've recently started using the G04's instead of the G03's and haven't had one bad disc in over 100 burns. I've done a lot of research into the best brand to buy, and the Ritek have the best reputation by far.

Go with the Ritek G04's from Meritline. That's where I order from. Using free shipping, I usually get the discs in 5-7 days.

Because of the sale (that ends today), I ordered a 50 pack yesterday morning. I received an email this morning saying they shipped and scheduled to arrive Monday. I live in Pennsylvania.

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Ritek G04's is what I use. No problems and they are one of the cheapest brands. Newegg usually has 50 packs for under $50.
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Originally posted by Danger1313
I have a Pioneer DVR-106D burner.
Same burner I have. I'll offer the beAll alternative again, they're the same price as Ritek (when either aren't on sale).
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Originally posted by Chew

I always stick with BeAll from Meritline.
I've had good luck with my BeAlls as well. I just wish my Pioneer would burn them at 2X. I'll probably buy some 4X ones once I finally use up this spindle.
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Ritek G04's have always been good to me, and get alot of good reviews on the net.
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I have a pioneer A05 and I use whatever brand is on sale and haven't had any problems yet.
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Yeah, those Pioneer DVD writers are real DVD-R sluts. They'll take anything.
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Originally posted by FuzzyBallz
Yeah, those Pioneer DVD writers are real DVD-R sluts. They'll take anything.
Filthy.

I bought the Pioneer because it would use DVD-R and DVD+R and would work in my Mac as a SuperDrive. Unfortunately I bought some Verbatim DVD+Rs first and I've been having problems. Kind of.

When I just burned a disk image the DVD+R worked just fine, it made the dupe perfectly. But then when I tried to burn an iMovie it wouldn't recognize the +Rs. So I'm going to try some -Rs and see what happens.
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I use Ritek discs from Newegg. about $50 for 50 shipped. Burns great.
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i just bought a lite-on dvd burner myself from newegg and have been hesitant to try out different brands of blank media.
memorex dvd+r has been good to me so i'll continue to use that.
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I use the Matrix DVD-R's 4x that www.shop4tech.com sells. 50 Spindle for $37 shipped, work GREAT! But be sure to check the compatibility chart...and from my experience -R seems to be a bit more compatible with my DVD players in general. I believe its the typical concensus these days as well.
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BTW, the Pioneer 105 is one friggin kick ass drive
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With book type bitsetting capability, DVD+R doesn't necessarily have to suffer the incompatibility problems of the past.

Book type allows the user to specify a DVD+R to be identified as a DVD-ROM, not a DVD+R when read by a DVD player.
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has anyone ever tried VERBATIM DVD+R?

Specially the type that like a film roll.

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