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Dual Layer question.

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by zenarrrow, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. zenarrrow

    zenarrrow Regular member

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    I was considering purchasing a new dvd burner, should I get a dual layer one? I have not come acroos any movie that I can not shrink to a 4.7 disc? I am assuming that they are for really long movies, are there any other benifits to them? Thanks, ---zen-->
     
  2. baabaa

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    Double the storage........................
    (most commercial dvd's now are dvd9)

    Get 2 films onto one dvd some uncompressed.
    Put multiple episodes onto one dvd, episodes which span several dvd's maybe able to be compressed onto one dvd, or two.
    Have exact copies inc menus and extras without compression.

    Not much price difference between them really, but I would recommend a dual layer, even if you don't utilise it, the prices of DL media is gonna plummet soon and then it would be very economical to use DL over single...................

    I have a Pioneer 108 which is dual layer and it is super, the new Pioneer 109 is out now and has better capabilities.
    I get my DL media for £3.00 each at the mo', but expect it to drop soon, then I shall be using more DL media.

    Just my thoughts anyway....................get one........
     
  3. Rotary

    Rotary Senior member

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    i suppose you are right, but any new burner out will have dual layer nowadays, but its speed which is more important i guess? although i burn at 4x.....but new drives / DL will be fast, so if you want more speed and a + and - get a new drive?
     
  4. Rotary

    Rotary Senior member

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    hi

    @ baabaa

    [bold]I get my DL media for £3.00 each at the mo'[/bold]

    where from and what type media? are you UK?
     
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    Doofy Regular member

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    I'd like to know this as well, i just got a pioneer 109
    upgrade to my 107, and the cheapest media i could find locally were £3.99 each disc.
     
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    yeh, the media here is very pricey too.
     
  7. baabaa

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    heehee, should I keep dangling the carrot...........LOL

    [​IMG]

    These are the exact same discs, but not from the website they are on.

    I frequently goto a regular computer show called Bowlers at Manchester, Trafford Park part of the NCM network and pick them up there..................

    (yes I am in the UK)

    Here is a link as they also appear at several venues aswell..............maybe there is one near to you..........

    http://www.computermarkets.co.uk/NewFiles/main.html

    If you ever get the chance to go, I fully recommend it, I am a dog with 2 danglies when I am there, everything nice and cheap and some nice, honest traders you can have a good yarn to and pickup some cool bargains...........
     
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    Doofy Regular member

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    Many thanks baabaa ther is one near me as well, i'll grab some been dying to try this dual layer out.
     
  9. zenarrrow

    zenarrrow Regular member

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    Thanks guy's that's what I was planning on getting a pioneer 109 will buy tonight ---zen--> Any good ideas where to buy that cheap?
     
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    watch out on buying media from bigpockets tho... i have been skanked twice by them! once on Mitsu chems disks and once on TY... branded always seem fine tho! and they are quite cheap for most things... especially epson ink :)
     
  12. zenarrrow

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    Guess I should have stated I was from the US.....any one want to buy a NEC DVD+rw 1100a? Cheap.
     
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    I am not an expert when it comes to this stuff could someone tell me what I will need to install this in my
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    Black Pioneer 16X Double Layer DVD Burner
    Black Pioneer DVR-109 Dual Layer 16X DVD Burner, DVD Writer Internal EIDE Drive. This is OEM drive.




    Black Pioneer DVR-109 Dual Layer, 16X DVD Burner, DVD +/- RW Writer Internal EIDE Drive. OEM w/ Nero Software
    Part Number: DVR-109-BKRegular price: $85.99On Sale:

    *Add Audio Cable: Yes(+2.00)
    *Add Mounting Screws: Yes(+1.00)
    *Add Testing Service / Double Box: Test item before shipping(+10.00)Double Box [extra packing](+3.00)Double Box and Test(+13.00)
    *Add Blank Recordable media: One Blank 4.7GB DVD-R Media w/ Vinyl DVD Case(+0.99)One (Single Pack) CD-R(+1.00)One (Single Pack) CD-RW(+1.25)Two Blank 4.7GB DVD-R Media w/ Vinyl DVD Case(+1.98)Two (Single Pack) CD-R(+2.00)Two (Single Pack) CD-RW(+2.50)Three Blank 4.7GB DVD-R Media w/ Vinyl DVD Case(+2.97)Three (Single Pack) CD-R(+3.00)Three (Single Pack) CD-RW(+3.75)Four Blank 4.7GB DVD-R Media w/ Vinyl DVD Case(+3.96)Four (Single Pack) CD-R(+4.00)Four (Single Pack) CD-RW(+5.00)Five Blank 4.7GB DVD-R Media w/ Vinyl DVD Case(+4.95)Five (Single Pack) CD-R(+5.00)Five (Single Pack) CD-RW(+6.25)
    *Add CD Creation software: Roxio Easy CD Creator BASIC 6.0 OEM(+9.99)
    *Add CD Marking Pens / Labels: CD Marking Pen Set [4 Colors](+2.99)Marking Pen, Extra Fine Point, Gold(+3.49)Marking Pen, Extra Fine Point, Silver(+3.49)
    *Add DVD Playing Software: WinDVD 4, OEM(+6.99)
    *Add Round IDE Cable: Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Blue-18in(+2.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, White-18in(+2.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Yellow-18in(+2.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Green-18in(+2.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Black-18in(+2.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Red-18in(+2.99)UV-Sensitive ATA133, 18inch Silver(+2.99)UV-Sensitive ATA133, 18inch Green(+2.99)UV-Sensitive ATA133, 18inch Orange(+2.99)Silver Mesh w/Boots ATA100, 18inch(+2.99)Silver Glow-in-the-Dark ATA133, 18inch, Single Device(+3.99)Translucent ATA133, 18inch Black, Dual(+3.99)Translucent ATA133, 18inch Blue, Dual(+3.99)Translucent ATA133, 18inch Red,Dual(+3.99)Translucent ATA133, 18inch Green,Dual(+3.99)Translucent ATA133, 18inch Yellow,Dual(+3.99)Silver Mesh w/Boots ATA100, 24inch(+3.99)Single Device ATA133 18in, Blue(+3.99)Single Device ATA133 18in, Yellow(+3.99)Single Device ATA133 18in, Black(+3.99)Single Device ATA133 18in, Dark Green(+3.99)Single Device ATA133 18in, Red(+3.99)Blue FlexiGlow UV Reactive 48cm IDE Cable(+4.99)Red FlexiGlow UV Reactive 48cm IDE Cable(+4.99)Yellow FlexiGlow UV Reactive 48cm IDE Cable(+4.99)18inch Yellow Neon Wire Scorpio EL Lighted ATA133(+4.99)Silver Glow-in-the-Dark ATA133, 18inch, Double Device(+4.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, White-24in(+4.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Dark Green-24in(+4.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Red-24in(+4.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Blue-24in(+4.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Yellow-24in(+4.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Black-24in(+4.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Blue-36in(+4.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Green-36in(+4.99)UV-Sensitive ATA133, 24inch Orange(+4.99)UV-Sensitive ATA133, 24inch Silver(+4.99)UV-Sensitive ATA133, 24inch Pink(+4.99)UV-Sensitive ATA133, 24inch Green(+4.99)Silver Mesh w/Boots ATA100, 36inch(+4.99)24inch Pink Neon Wire Scorpio EL Lighted ATA133(+5.99)Silver Glow-in-the-Dark ATA133, 24inch, Double Device(+5.99)Translucent ATA133, 24inch Black,Dual(+5.99)Translucent ATA133, 24inch Blue,Dual(+5.99)Translucent ATA133, 24inch,Dual Red(+5.99)Translucent ATA133, 24inch Yellow,Dual(+5.99)Translucent ATA133, 24inch Green,Dual(+5.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Red-36in(+6.99)Directron Rounded ATA66/100, Yellow-36in(+6.99)Translucent ATA133, 36inch Blue,Dual(+7.99)Translucent ATA133, 36inch Yellow,Dual(+7.99)Translucent ATA133, 36inch Green,Dual(+7.99)Pink Sunbeam EL Lighted ATA133 18in(+9.99)
    *Add Ribbon/Flat IDE Cable
     
  15. mattbag

    mattbag Guest

    Hi babelfish,
    Sorry to reply to an outdated posting but was just wondering what the problem was with bigpockets? Was it the media codes? If so they are now all checked before any items are placed on site by reading the disk using software

    Zenarrow has anyone answer your question? If not then I will, I presume you are installing it into your computer system, you will need to take the top off the system, then find a free 5 1/4 inch bay (shouldn’t be a problem in most cases) now you also need to make sure you have a free power connector and also a free IDE connector, if you have all of these then it is a simple case of slide the writer into the machine, connect the power cable and IDE cable with pin 1 closest to the power connector, screw it in and then put the lid back on, fire up the pc system and depending on your bios it will find it automatically.
     
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  16. babelfish

    babelfish Regular member

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    @mattbag

    they had the right MID codes but the disks were really bad quality - and couldnt be read after being written to.

    i think they were fakes as a few things didnt match with real ones, such as serials, containers, markings, dye colour etc.

    i still buy some stuff from them (their ritek traxdatas are nice and cheap and excellent disks)
     
  17. mattbag

    mattbag Guest

    thanks I am glad you like some of the products :) as for the TYG issue they may have been end of production items which means they are not always garanteed but we are a lot more strict about the media types we have in stock now so I hopefully it will not occur again
     

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