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Best DVD+R media for Movie quality ?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by PaulMad, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. PaulMad

    PaulMad Member

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    Hi,

    I am new to burning my own DVD's. I have a HP v200i and I am currently backing up all my DVD's. I have the VIDEO_TS files for all my DVDS and I have burned preliminary copies onto Datawrite (DATASAFE) DVR+R media. The quality is very good but there is the occasional stutter in the picture.

    I appreciate that price will dicate what you get but what you have found to be the best media avaiable in the UK for under £1.50 each ? cd-rmedia.co.uk offer the datasafe ones, zero defex (Ritek) ones and intenso ones all within my price range. Which ones do you advise me going for ?

    I want the media that is going to offer me the best quality movies, will any of the three media I outlined above be able to provide me with top quality copies.

    The other media available for between £2.10 and £2.60 are Maxell, TDK and Vertabin. If I want true top quality back ups will I have to go for one of these ?

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer
     
  2. riksworld

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    i have allways used datawrite, they cost about 1.40 each disk in the UK, never had a coaster yet with them, touchwood, hope this helps.
     
  3. Cri31

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    hi PaulMad, I have your same dvd writer but I am not able to back-up any dvd at all. I am going crazy, I have tried all sorts of softwares and nothing works... can someone PLEASE tell me how i can back up dvd with my HP dvd writer "dvd200e"... PLEASE its very important to me. Thanx to whoever can help me back-up dvd.
     
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    I have a HP DVD 200i and it works perfect!

    I have used the following media w/o problem:

    Memorex DVD+R
    HP DVD+R
    HP DVD+RW
    TDK+R
    TDK+RW

    From what I have heard - the darker the bottom of the disc, the better quality the media is. That is why TDK, HP etc. are more expensive. Comp USA has TDK media for $2.39 for a +R right now, really good considering they usually cost about 7-10 bucks each!

     
  5. PaulMad

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    Hi chaps, thanks for your replys

    I have been using DataWrite ones in the first instance just to play around.

    I have been having problems with the films occasionaly freezing up when I play them back but a freind has informed me that he had similar problems due to the sticky CD labels.

    He suggested trying out your films without CD labels on them, especially thick glossy ones.

    I have now tried 10 DataWrite films without CD labels and they all seem perfect.

    As I dont own many DVD's I might plump for the HP or TDK ones to guarantee the quality but if I am honest the DateWrite WITHOUT sticky labels seem fine

    cri31 - There are some great guides on the forums on how to rip your DVD's, you can also buy some software if you haven't got the time to mess about, I thinbk DVD XCOPY is the best
     

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