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What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

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Re: What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

Postby Ken Jarstad » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:49 pm

I have never found DVD RW disks to be reliable. They seem to "forget" too easily.
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Re: What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

Postby Bobby » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:16 pm

Ken Jarstad wrote:I have never found DVD RW disks to be reliable. They seem to "forget" too easily.


And they do. I would never use an RW (either CD or DVD) for archiving. Just for temporary use - test runs, etc.
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Re: What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:08 am

Bobby wrote:I would never use an RW (either CD or DVD) for archiving. Just for temporary use - test runs, etc.

(My bold!) I almost always check my finished DVDs by burning an RW DVD. No coasters that way. :-D
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Re: What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

Postby William Tranter » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:44 am

I've now thrown out the few DVD+RW discs which I still had. Won't ever be using them again!
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Re: What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

Postby Ken Jarstad » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:07 pm

I have decided to use DL disks for the first time in a current project but checking on CDFreaks and VideoHelp forums I find that disk manufacturing issues have come up.

I'm pretty sure that Verbatim DL is still very good quality but the cost is still in the neighborhood of $2.00 US a piece! Phillips and Ritek are much more reasonably priced but then I have greater uncertainty.

BTW, IIRC, +R is still the most compatible burned media format for DL?

What is your most recent experience with DL media?
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Re: What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:05 am

Verbatim +R DL. Used a lot of them and never a problem - well so far anyway. And you are correct about the price with DL DVD media being about 3 - 4 times the price of a standard DVD-R (before taxes) here in the UK. :(
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Re: What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

Postby JamesA » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:44 pm

Any new links to trusted online sources with great prices?
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Re: What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

Postby Peru » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:21 pm

I get the Ty 8x hub printable DVD-R from here:
http://www.supermediastore.com/category ... AIYO+YUDEN

Get on their email list and you will get promos.

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Re: What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

Postby Dave McElderry » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:46 pm

Peru wrote:I get the Ty 8x hub printable DVD-R from here:
http://www.supermediastore.com/category ... AIYO+YUDEN


I buy the exact same media. I don't know if there are less expensive places to buy from, but they're a great place to shop and I think with free shipping they're very reasonable. Never had a problem with SuperMediaStore.
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Re: What Brands of DVD Media Are The Best?

Postby George Tyndall » Mon May 16, 2011 7:03 pm

larryjd1 wrote:For those who have never heard of Taiyo Yuden, this web site does a good of explaining why you need to look at who actually manufactured the disks rather than what company put their name on it.

http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

This second site

http://www.best-dvd-burning-software-re ... asp#blanks

has some of the same information in more summary form as well as recommendations on where to buy. There is also a link to a download that will verify the manufacturer of your blank media. The top recommended online store is http://www.supermediastore.com. Here is a sample of their current pricing on Taiyo Yuden 8x printable hub, including fre shipping.

Taiyo Yuden White Inkjet Hub Printable 8X 4.7GB DVD-R Media 200 Pack in Retail Cake Box with Two 104-Disc Capacity Black Leather-like Quality CD Wallet (Free Ground Shipping)
Sale Price: $67.99

Taiyo Yuden Premium White Inkjet Hub Printable 8X DVD-R Media 4.7GB 100 Pack in Retail Cake Box (Free Ground Shipping)
Sale Price: $37.99


Using your links and ImgBurn>Discovery, here is what I learned:

1) my HP SD DVDs@$35/100 are made by CMC MAG, AE3 and are therefore rated poorly (but I've yet to have a coaster) :OOPS: *

2) Panasonic media, including apparently my BD-Rs@$35/5 are made by Taiyo Yuden (also no coasters)

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Late edit: *Interestingly, Verbatim discs made by the same manufacturer are rated good in the same link:
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia?&next=50#next
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