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Best DVD+R Media

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Helfire, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. Helfire

    Helfire Member

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    So which is the better media out of the following?!

    1. Memorex DVD+R (x4)
    2. Philips DVD+R (x4)
    3. TDK DVD+R (x4)
    4. Maxell DVD+R
    5. Verbatim DVD+R

    Been using the above mostly Memorex and was just wondering which one i should stick to?!

    Thanx for any help...
     
  2. Balaam

    Balaam Regular member

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    Reverse the order of that list and you'll be good. Memorex sucks. Taiyo Yuden is better than any of those though.
     
  3. robertsf1

    robertsf1 Guest

    stick with maxell 4x or 8x.
     
  4. vatsim5

    vatsim5 Member

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    Most knowledgable users on here will tell you that Taiyo
    Yuden is the premium brand of blank media. Genuine TY
    are professional grade and will give you the least problems. Verbatim Datalife Plus made by MCC and Riteck
    with the code Richojpn are also quality media. Zeide.
     
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    bardie Regular member

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    3,4 & 5 would be my choice out of that list.
     
  6. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    1)Verbatim-I'd take the media life plus:+8x-mcc003,they seem to be working a lot better than the +4x media life-mcc002 and ricohjpn01.Still all pretty good.

    2)Maxell +: All I have burned were coded ricohjpn-01 and reports of Hitachi on the +8x's.

    3)Tdk,but I don't think i wouldn't burn the 4x. I'd get the 8x.

    4)phillips +4x,burned a few:seem to be ok.Nothing great.

    5) Memorex: wouldn't waste my money on them. Hard to figure out who made them.You can buy a lot better quality for about the same price as these,maybe even cheaper.

    Of course ty's are said to be the best.

    If you are buying your media in a store, Look on the wrapper for the words: MADE IN JAPAN
    Japan makes the finest media like ty,some verbatim,sony +1-8x"made in Japan by ty,some tdk's,some fujis,and some maxell's.
    MADE IN TAIWAN: Some can be pretty good like verbatim,sony +1-8x,and some maxell'sSome can be landfill.
    Anywhere else: avoid them completely.

    Notice I stated those sony + 1-8x's are made in both japan and taiwan,that's why I look at the wrapper.Same price,different manufacturers on them.They were even mixed up on the same shelf.

    The same hold's true for most of these brands. I believe all true ty's are made in japan,unless someone else posts some made in taiwan.
     
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  7. Mort81

    Mort81 Senior member

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    I pretty much agree.
    1) TY although they aren't on your list.
    2)Verbatum as long as they are Datalife Plus.
    3)Maxell
    4)TDK
    5)Phillips - I have some Sony branded Phillips 041 dvd+rw's that I've used over and over - never a coaster.
    I won't even put memorex on the list as they are too far down the line. Stay away from them and retail store brand media eg: Staples, Comp USA.
     
  8. aabbccdd

    aabbccdd Guest

    helfire dump the memorex get TY,Ritek,Verbatim,Maxell any of thoses but NO memorex.
     
  9. Helfire

    Helfire Member

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    Kul thanx Laura will do...after im finished with the Memorex i still have!

    Any idea were i can buy cheap media online...in Europe if possible...or even better in Ireland?!
     
  10. DVDIT

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    I have used over 200 Maxell with zero error.
     

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