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Dark blotches on back ups

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by poetprose, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. poetprose

    poetprose Member

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    Hello all,

    we are using benq disks, nero, dvd dycrypter and shrink, but sometimes we notice these dark blotches or patchy blotches on certain scenes in the back up copies.

    Anyone know what we are doing wrong or what causes this?

    thx Poet
     
  2. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    Most likely it is the media you are using. The quality of media used for backing up DVD's is by far the most important thing to consider.

    My recommendations to you would be these disks. Most will agree with this.. I hope :)

    Buying Online
    Taiyo Yuden (genuine TY’s there are fakes out there so beware)
    Ritek G04 brand these would be the x4 disks again beware of fakes
    Prodisc 2nd class media, but newer media x8 seems to work well for people

    Buying at the store (Best Buy, Office Depot, Wal-Mart ect.)
    Fuji film – Manufactured by Taiyo Yuden, MCC, Ricoh Japan, Prodisc, Fuji Film all fairly good manufacturers
    Maxell – Manufactured by Maxwell, Ritek, RicohJapan, Taiyo Yuden
    TDK – Manufactured by TDK, Ritek, RicohJapan, Maxwell, MCC, CMC Beware of the CMC brand
    Verbatim – MCC, CMC, TY, RicohJapan, Ritek again beware of CMC which it seems Verbatim is using more frequently lately.

    Note: A good rule of thumb when purchasing your media in the store is to look for “made in Japan or Singapore” stay away from “made in Taiwan or Hong Kong” When buying online always try and get “Branded” media this way you can be sure you are getting the genuine article. There is an exception to that rule and it would be Taiyo Yuden disks. You just need to buy from a reputable dealer when buying online. Here are a few I have bought from with good experience. Of course it isn’t going to be the same for everyone.

    Supermediastore.com – Rated number 1 just about anywhere you look.
    Rima.com – Fast and cheap good service
    Mertline.com – Little slower on shipping, but quality media

    Ones you should stay clear of
    Shop4tech.com – Let’s just say you get what you pay for.. I received fake TY’s from them
     
  3. dvdripdvd

    dvdripdvd Regular member

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    They pulled a fast one over bbmayo, how dare they.
     
  4. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    Who did? Poetprose?

    I noticed they had another link asking about media, but maybe they didn't realize that there media could be causing thse issues.

    Am I missing something dvdripdvd?
     
  5. poetprose

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    we just picked up some Verbatims today , so I can get back to you and let you know if this disk has the blotchy spots on it

    and I just checked to see where these are made . seems these are made in Taiwan,(bought them at Future shop) so I guess that is not a good thing

    I did post about another issue but it was about blurring in and out , not this blotchy dark spotting problem
     
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    I'm always missing something...mentally
     
  7. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    Oh yeah!! Them bastards got me!! I was just trying them out luckly I didn't buy a bunch from them though.. :)
     
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    and that all point's to media being the issue there as well.
     

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