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Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Racer_XO, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. bratcher

    bratcher Active member

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    Yes Microcenter will ship from it's web store & you can always pick up from a nearby Microcenter if there is one close to you.
     
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    I will check into it I live near Indianapolis so not in the area
     
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    Or just order from the web store & pay the standard shipping. That's what I'd do if I didn't live in or near Houston like I do now.
     
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    Yes they do
     
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    Good price, just ordered a bunch, good lookout cat
     
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    @ZoSoIV. . I suppose that if you wanted to purchase a bunch of stuff at MicroCenter, you could always drive to Cincinnati . . I used to live in Anderson and I believe that it took about 2 hours to make Cincy . . .
     
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    ok, I'm excited... but should I be looking at +R or -R? I mostly use them for DVDs to play in a stand alone DVD player. I've been using -R. Which is correct or preferable?
     
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    -R Taiyo yuden discs are GREAT! +R Taiyo Yuden discs are arguably even better. The same can be said for Verbatim discs. But, since Verbatim is employing Ritek dyes (F16), and CMCMAG, it's hard to say. But I imagine the general consensus is that +R's are better.

    +R's do have a certain advantage for older players. You can close the disc (Bitset) to DVD-ROM making the player think it's a genuine industrial disc :)
     
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    "better" how?- do you mean by virtue of what you cite (for older players, closing disc, etc) or in other ways too?

    I gather there may be a problem with the dyes in Verbatims? What's the result? (I haven't been here in a long time...)

    What's the benefit of pretending to be a genuine industrial disc?
     
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    +R discs clearly have better burn quality. Which suggests better longevity, assuming of course one takes care of their discs. However, I have not had a problem with -R discs. If I saved a dollar going with -R taiyo yuden discs, I would not hesitate. I've read mixed reviews about -R verbatims. But if you have an excellent burner, I would not worry too much ;) My NEC Optiarcs are A-MAZ-ING! The same goes for my LG BD burners. Which apparently their chips come from the same company :)
     
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    Your NEC is no longer available. Is there any way to find a new version? And what's the "BD" in LG BD stand for? I'm pulling a blank...

    Oh, duh. Blueray discs..... Not an issue for me.
     
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    I'm simply saying, that a TRUE NEC drive, with a NEC chip, is a trustworthy drive. Certainly in my experience. I haven't looked for NEC Optiarcs for some time. I'm a bit out of the loop concerning NEC dvd burners.

    My newest is a NEC 7261S. The 7200, 7240, and 7260 series are EXCELLENT! I believe the 7220's were rebadged lite-ons. NOT the same quality in my opinion.
     
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    I haven't used Verbatim in some time because most have been CMag crap . . I was told by a neighbor that the +R Verbatim discs recently have been RITEK which the discs I purchased turned out to be. For $14.99/100 they were definitely worth the purchase . . however, if I could find Taiyo Yuden (either - or +) for $20 or so/100, I wouldn't even have considered the Verbs . . .

    As far as + or - R . . if all of your equipment is less than 5 or 6 years old, you really won't see any difference

    . . . but gamers seem to prefer -R for what it's worth
     
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    Yes, -R for Wii seems to be the consensus. I prefer a flash drive/hard drive for the wii myself :p

    I'm slowly moving to hard drive for everything. Since their failure rate seems to be substantially lower than burnable media. In my testing anyway...
     
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    I'm using Optiarcs NEC and they love the JVC TY +R-just threw away some Memorex -Rs that were not having much success. A burner did go out and has been replaced but I was just using them for giveaways. I have switched to the CMCMag +R Verbatim Datalife series and burning them at X16 on the fly with no problem.Office depot used to use the Ritexs and I liked the CMCs better You can get Datalife for less than $18usd/100 everyday at Sams. Yesterday I bought another 100. Some guy had a whole case- so he was satisfied. Should have asked what he was burning for.Ones I keep are Sony or JVC TYs +R booktyped to DVD-ROMs. I burn them at 8X for the Sonys and 12-16X for JVCs.

    Hello old friend Oman 7. Don't lurk here much any more.
     
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    Hey there bud!

    Yeah, I generally don't have problems with any media on the NEC's. EXCELLENT burners ;) I typically don't go over 12X. 8X for Ritek media.
     
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    Sorry to hear you have been having problems with your Verb's, I just checked my newest one's I bought a couple of months ago from Supermediastore.com, they come up as Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. ID as MCC, I have not had any Verbs come up as cmag crap in years, I have ordered them from different sources threw the years not just SMS plus have bought in stores like OfficeMax and Sam's Club, I never got caught with any cmags, and hope I do not get caught with my new order with the link you provided,I stay away from cmags like the plague, even the one's I bought at Sam's which were made in India never came out as cmags, anyway as far as I know hardly anybody has Verb's for less than $25 per 100 +R's which is all I use unless I find a great deal on Ty's which is few and far between, most places sell Verb's for 30 or over now per hundred, anyway I will check the moment they come in and let everybody know.
     
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    Your lucky Garmoon, our Sams Club here near Philly have not carried Verb's for almost a year now, I keep bitching every time I go there, it's always Oh we might get them soon, waiting almost a year is not soon to me.
     
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    I've been using Verbatim non hub printable -R's that I get from Microcenter & they have an MCC mid code. Not Ritek or CMC. Never had a problem with CMC though I steer clear of Ritek.
     
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    I try to avoid Ritek, because my first experience with them, had splotches on multiple disc dyes. That should tell people about their quality control. I bought some TDK's a while back, and they are Ritek F16. I only used them for other peoples burns. 8X seemed to yield agreeable burns. Don't know about longevity. Scratches yield an unplayable disc, depending on the reader. My nieces have taiyo yuden discs that look fairly bad, and still play well. Because of their burn quality, the readers don't have to struggle. Just an observation. Verbatims yield similar results.
     

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