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Has there really been a dropoff in Ritek quality??

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by madmax69, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. madmax69

    madmax69 Member

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    I recently ordered a 50 pack of G04's from meritline and they were crap G05's...I am worried about purchasing G04's anywhere since I have read many posts with people not having good results with Ritek recently. If they really are declining...what would be an option in the same price range?????
     
  2. Mort81

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    If you can find some ridata dvd+r w/ mid ricohjpn, give those a try. They are more consistant than the G04's in my opinion and comparable in price. I buy from Newegg and someone will usually write in the ratings if the Ridata +r's are ricohjpn. Even though they are 4x media I burn my backups on them at 8x (with some mdified firmware) all the time with no problems. Other folk seem to like prodisc. I haven't tried them but plan to sometime.
     
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  3. thekro

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    I have had the same problem i ordered g04 and got g05. when my dvd burner micro advantage updates the firmware i hope the g05 will work better or at least as good as the g04. How ever if you order g04 thats what you should get! not G05
     
  4. PennRon

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    hi:

    Here's my Ritek experience. Been using the inkjet white label ones from Newegg in the red wrapper 50 packs. They are DVD+R's. They cost $28 delivered. DVDinfoPRO identifies them as RICOHJPNR01. The rev.# is 02h. Using them at 4x I have not had one coaster in 100+ burns. The burning process takes approx. 14min 20 sec using decrypter with a plextor 708. I know that your question is more slanted towards info on the GO5's but just wanted to get some Ritek info out there. Hope this helps. Regards...
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     I've been using Ridata branded Ritek discs for the last 3-400 burns that I've done. The media has been DVD+R:RICOHJPN-R01-002 and DVD+R:RITEK-R03-002 ... The only coasters have been through my impatience ... Oh, yeah ... one bad disc ... it was the bottom disc in a 100pc cakebox and it had several scuffs on it ... I'm a happy Ritek user and I don't plan on switching ...

     ... The DVDs have been written by a Ricoh MP5040A and a Lite-On LVW-5005 ...
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  6. Mort81

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    I think the only Ritek media in question is the dvd-r media. I agree with the Ritek dvd+r and Ricohjpn media users that it is still good consistant media. The only way I could get a satisfactory burn on my last 50 pk of branded Ritek Ridata G04's was to burn at 2x and then there was no guarantee. Like I stated previously, the Ricohjpnr01's will burn at 8x w/o any problems and play back perfectly.
     
  7. madmax69

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    Hey Guys,
    Thanks for your help....so bascially the dropoff in quality has been with the -R media but +R has been good for you guys huh...Too bad most the time +R is more expensive.
     
  8. PennRon

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    Too bad most the time +R is more expensive

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    hey $28 for 50 branded ridatas +r's delivered from newegg is not bad!! regards...
     
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