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are these the right dvd-r disk - mitsubishi chemicals?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by babelfish, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. babelfish

    babelfish Regular member

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    Hi all

    i recently purchased 100 of the disks mentioned here:

    http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product...2034&session=47b6187440b1a3a8f14804531930ae7c

    (Mitsubishi Chemicals X4 Silver DVD-R)

    but when i check the disks in DVDinfoPro i get:

    Code:
    Region information                                    N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
    Media code/Manufacturer ID                                       ONIDTECH
    Format Capacity                                             Not Formatted
    Free Blocks                                                     412352512
    Free Capacity                                              4.38GB(4.71GB)
    Book Type                                                           DVD-R
    Media Type                                                          DVD-R
    Media Id Code Speed                                       4.0x   5540KBps
    Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  4.0x   5540KBps
    Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  2.0x   2770KBps
    Write Strategy Speed                                        4.0x 5540KBps
    2x Speed OPC beta                                                      0B
    2x Speed OPC power                                                     16
    2x Write Strategy field 1                                     11 87 78 80
    2x Write Strategy field 2                               88 80 00 00 00 00
    4x Speed OPC beta                                                      09
    4x Speed OPC power                                                     1C
    4x Write Strategy field 1                                     0E 12 08 09
    4x Write Strategy field 2                                     95 06 0D 0B
    4x Write Strategy field 3                                     00 00 00 00
    4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse                                          06
    4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse                                         21
    4x Write Strategy field 4                                     13 A8 87 95
    4x Write Strategy field 5                               99 99 88 80 00 00
    4x Write Strategy field 6                                  00 00 D0 00 00
    Data area starting sector                                          30000h
    Linear Density                                                0.267um/bit
    Track Density                                                0.74um/track
    Number of Layers                                                        1
    
    now, im asking are these some cheapo replacement? i seem to remember mitsubishi chemicals being pretty good from my old cd dup days... but the manufacturer on these says ONIDTECH and i havent heard of them?!?!

    any ideas?

    thx

     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    According to this site:

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

    It apperears you've been screwed. The link you provided claims tha media should have an MCC code but you recieved a load of crap Onidtech.

    I'd be on the phone with them demanding to know why.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Thread moved to appropriate forum.
     
  4. babelfish

    babelfish Regular member

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    thx m8! i have contacted them
     
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    babelfish Regular member

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    i sent them an email asking what to do and they said they could arrange some replacement riteks... even tho they are selling them on their webby still?!?!

    hmmmm i have replied back saying that i want the ones they are advertising.. i wonder if they knew all along? i still dont wanna slander em until i get a second reply tho
     
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    I just received 50. Same thing! Haven't dealt with these guys before, although had seen some good reviews.

    Interestingly, they've now changed the Lead In Info on the website from "MC-Code" to "SKC" - still not ONIDTECH! They'd better not try and claim that they were never advertised with the Mitsubishi Lead-In Code in the first place...

    Unless they can offer me something really decent, I'll be pursuing a full refund (including my return carriage costs.)

    Will post back with results.
     
  8. babelfish

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    i agreed to let them swap them for ritek disks... they should be swapped out today - will report back

    i have bought disks from them b4 with no problems, although they often dont package stuff properly... the cd-rs i got weren't even on a spindle... just 50 lose at the bottom of the box!
     
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    babelfish Regular member

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    got the disks...

    piodata 8x dvd-r inkjet printable... unfortunately i dont have a dvd-rom in this machine (im at work) will check when i get home
     
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    I don't think that CMC is that bad, as stated there.
    CMC makes DVDs for Memorex for example, but there was a time Verbatim was made by CMC as well. But what bigpockets is doing here, still selling these as Mitsubishi Chemicals is not fair.
     
  12. babelfish

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    they will swap them out for some ritek G05 disks on wednesday :) - no extra charge! those disks are 50% more expensive than the ones i originally bought ;)
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Persistence wins the day! :)
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    I just left this feedback on 'contact us' page for bigpockets.co.uk
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    I buy media from http://www.blankdiscshop.co.uk myself :)
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Good on you herbs :)
     
  16. babelfish

    babelfish Regular member

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    i have just received a load of traxdata 8x from them now... will test the code when i get home. the dye is a really rich & dark purple which is usually a good sign... any opinions of traxdata?
     
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    sweet.. i generally look at the dye colour to see quality... going back 10 years from writing cds n stuff
     
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    yup... G05 disks... happy chappy now
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice , glad to hear you got satisfaction (at last) !!

    I've only ever purchased sale price hardware items from bigpockets , I would suggest that they not be trusted for media ... especially after this bro ; )

    If I can help further , just give us a shout
     

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