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are sony dvd+r SL and DL blanks really that bad?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by ZCS626, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. ZCS626

    ZCS626 Regular member

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    compared to verbs? i have been using Sonys ever since i drifted away from being cheap and buying best buy brand Dynex's. i have yet to have a quality, or burning problem with any sonys, and ive gone through several 100 spools, and 50 pack spools backing up all my old movies.

    reason why i ask is, i just bought some sony DL's 25 pack on sale at best buy today, so i thought id ask.
     
  2. Shardel

    Shardel Guest

    I too used Sony discs for a long time. Then a couple of weeks ago
    I purchased a 16X 100 pack of SL. The burns I got were awful-hiccups,
    freezes, etc. When I checked it out the discs were only being read
    by my burner as 2.4 and 4 times. You could not get a decent burn on
    them even at those speeds. So I took them back to the store. The
    customer service at the store told me they had gotten a lot of them
    back. My burner will burn several other brands at 16X so it had to
    be those particular discs. Don't know if it was just that batch that
    was bad or if it is their formating on all of them.
     
  3. hayden58

    hayden58 Regular member

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    i got a pack of 50 Sony Dvd-r Sl from staples maybe a month ago, and have gone through about 20 with no problems. (knock on wood) i though Sony was considered the good quality ones? (beside verbetim etc.)
     
  4. Shardel

    Shardel Guest

    I got the discs at a Staples as well. The ones I purchased were
    +R 16X. In the past I have used both the + and - 8X Sony with no
    problems. My burner is burning other brands of 16X just fine.
     
  5. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    What's the MID code for those sony DL's?

    I can't complain about the +16x,both japanese and taiwanese- SonyD21. I get consistant 94-95 score's for my nero disc quality scans. I only go 4x and 8x on them. I've burned over 500+ with only a coaster or 2. My Benqs and plextor handle them as well as my Ty,Verbatim,Ritek,Ricoh,and Hitachi media.

    Majority of issues with Sony 1x-16x media: Lots of people having to update their firmware-a simple fix unless your drive hasn't had a firmware update in ages..
     
  6. Shardel

    Shardel Guest

    Sorry I can't give you the MID code. I pitched the bad discs and
    took the others back. My firmware was updated in January by a
    professional tech.
     
  7. hayden58

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    im with saugmon, i have always gotten good results from the first 30 or so discs from this SONY DVD-R pack from Staples.
     
  8. maxxjulie

    maxxjulie Regular member

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    stick to Taiyo Yuden 8X media if you never want a problem.
     

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