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Consequences of using bad media on your PS2?

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Ray21, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Ray21

    Ray21 Member

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    Hi, i did some searches but i couldn't find what i was looking for. Anywho, I was wondering what the consequences are to your ps2 when using cheap media for backups (even if the game works flawlessly)? Like can it damage your lens or anything etc. The reason i ask is b/c I use BenQ DVD+R's to do backups and they work great. I know there is a mixed impression on BenQ DVDs and i'm not sure if it counts as "cheap" media.

    I know there is a list out there of all the good brands/media ID and BenQ wasnt even on it...lol
    So if anyone can give me any input that would be great, thanks.
     
  2. Ray21

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    If anyone can respond it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  3. aslamraja

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    im not sure about benq but its best to use ritek g05 or fujifilm dye dvd. my friend fried his laser user dvd+r cos he plays a lot and then his laser just dies out within 2 month of using dvd+r. anyway dvd-r are really cheap. if you in the uk get it from bigpockets or svp. (search for them on yahoo)
     
  4. Ray21

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    Do DVD+R really fry out the PS2 lens? I never heard of that before. Can anyone else comment on this? That would really suck b/c I only play w/ DVD+R since i have a DVD+RW burner...
     
  5. AtariBorn

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    Most DVD+RWs can write to multiple types of media. Check your writer's Compatibility.

    I've seen many DVD+RW writers that could write all of these:

    CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R. DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW

    Haven't seen any that could write to DVDRAM though.

    DVD+R & DVD-R are around the same price range where I live. Maybe just as easy to burn -R for your PS2 games.
     
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    dvd+r work fine with ps2 consoles.
     

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