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Old 09-26-04, 12:22 PM
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New to DVD-R

I recently ordered an internal DVD burner, and this being my first one, I have a couple questions.

-What are the best media brands? (Someone recommended Ritek G04, but second opinions never hurt)

-Where can I purchase them at the best prices? Any stores with consistantly low prices or should I wait to find short term good deals?

-Are DVD-Rs substantially more sensitive to dust and such things than CD-Rs, and if so, is it probably a better idea to store them in jewel cases as opposed to a CD/DVD binder?
Old 09-26-04, 12:54 PM
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There hasn't been any retail chain with consistently lower prices. Look in the Sunday paper or the store's ads for weekly specials. A good deal on say a 50pk would be for $25.00. I like BestBuy.

Any nationally recoginized brands such as TDK, Memorex, Fuji, etc. would be good media. They could sometimes have different codes which can be tricky, but you could ask more specific questions about DVDr media on www.videohelp.com.

I treat DVDRs like CDs and don't have any problems.
Old 09-26-04, 04:45 PM
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Yep, Best Buy always has great weekly deals on name-brand blank DVD's.
Old 09-26-04, 05:26 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I went to that site, and from its media guide, it looks like the Ritek stuff is also good. Unfortunately I don't have a Best Buy near either of my homes (school or home home). Considering how many new commercial ventures have started in my hometown in the past decade, I find that disappointing. I think the town has at least tripled in size in that regard.
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I buy my blank media from newegg.com. I just ordered a 100 spindle of 4x Ritek for $33 after mail in rebate. They've since raised the price a couple dollars as they change frequently. They have also added a rebate to make the 8x spindle $39 after rebate.

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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...132-344&depa=0

8x
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...132-369&depa=0
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Best Media info site I've found:
http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

They also have a list of good stores that sell good media and decent prices:
http://www.digitalfaq.com/othervideo/buymedia.htm
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I just got my first burner last week and my friend pointed me to supermediastore.com where he buys his and never has burned a coaster. $35 for 100 4x plus tax and shipping.

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