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4x or 8x...what is the difference?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by bradyboy, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. bradyboy

    bradyboy Member

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    Hi all,
    I've alwasy wanted to ask what is the big difference between 4x and 8x dvd-r's? I've been copyingwith 8x but there are some sales for Ty's at 4x. I have a pioneer writer that writes (I believe) at most in 4x. Any help would be appreciated. I'd like to purchase some Ty's 4x at the supermediastore.com but I'm a little apprehensive. Does it take longer to burn?
    Thanks again for the knowledge.
    BB
     
  2. JLebowski

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    yes, it takes longer to burn. The 4x means the max write speed is 4X as opposed to the max speed of 8X. I use both-----> 4x takes about 13-15 minutes and 8X takes about7-8 minutes. Some prefer 4X for a better quality burn. I have never seen any difference in 4x and 8x quality as long as you are using a good disc.
     
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    Hey. If you burner won't go beyond 4x, there is no real advantage to buying a media that is faster then what your burner is rated. There would be only one reason i can think of, if you are nervous to burn at full speed. Some people like to burn at a slower rate to make certain there is no skips in the dvd when playing on a home dvd player. This is something this is debated, but I would only say is accurate if it is a low grade media. All in all, buy the ty's.
     

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