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I just bought 200 tdk dvd+r 4x Am I in trouble

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by zenarrrow, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. zenarrrow

    zenarrrow Regular member

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    I thought tdk was supposed to be a good media many have recommended it, What Have I done?
     
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    Balaam Regular member

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    ummm, explain
     
  3. zenarrrow

    zenarrrow Regular member

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    Well, I have been recommended tdk media so I saw a sale on ebay 200 discs 4 50 disc cake boxes s oI bought them for 70 Bucks Are they a good media?
     
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    It depends. Could be RICOHJPN01, and if so, you could have just bought Ritek Ridatas for about $30 for 100. Could also be CMC Mag, which is considered 3rd rate around here. I've had both. TDK is a good brand, but I hope the ones you bought are branded because they don't sell unbranded media (=fakes).
     
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    zenarrrow Regular member

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    I have a question on my dvd identifier it used to work fine now everytime I put in a disc it says:
    [20:00:40] Unsupported Medium Detected
    [20:00:40] Disc Identification Requires DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW or DVD-RAM Media And Matching Writer
     
  6. Balaam

    Balaam Regular member

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    LMAO!!! So you haven't even tried them, and you're already freaking out?

    Well, first off, no one here would recommend buying media off of ebay. That was definitely a mistake. And it's always smarter to buy a small amount of a particular brand of media and test it out to make sure it works with you setup before buying a large amount of it. But as long as the TDK's you bought are genuine, you should be fine. Besides, you only spent $70, so it's not like you're gonna be out a fortune if they crap out on you.
     
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    zenarrrow Regular member

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    I am so stupid ...GOD!
     
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    zenarrrow Regular member

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    But, I will face the wrath of my wife! Any suggestions on why my dvd identifier is doing that everytime?
     
  9. Balaam

    Balaam Regular member

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    hehe, that was a little harsh of me, sorry :eek:)

    try uninstalling and reinstalling dvdinfopro. it went a little wacky on me a while back, and that fixed it.
     
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    zenarrrow Regular member

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    No prob, Thanks for the info. I appreciate the honesty. ---zen-->
     
  11. DogBomb

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    Yeah, I would never buy DVDs from eBay. I've read countless posts on forums like "Damn, these are made by CMC - I'll just dump it on eBay." :) But since you bought 200, it looks like you probably bought it from an e-merchant. BTW, you can check the manufacturer ID through Nero CD/DVD Speed under Extra tab too.
     
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    I use Nero's InfoTool to find out the manufacturer of the disc. Go into extras, click Get System Info, Info tool will come up. Click on "disc" and select the drive that is your DVD burner drive. It will scan the disc and tell you the manufacturer ID. I was able to click on the hardware tap and find out the specs of my computer as well such as the exact type of motherboard and the Bios. I have learned so much from these forums. You guys are great when your not sniping and making smart assed remarks ;0P
     
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    is it not a good idea to buy unbranded? i bought a pack of TYs and they were unbranded....wasn't expecting that. i did use the dvd identifier and it said they are TYs. would it be safer to just pay more and get branded next time?
     
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    Genuine TY brand disks don't have any identifying marks on them. They are the one exception to the rule.
     
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    sweet....good to know. thanks. they were kinda cheap so i wsan't sure when i first saw them. thanks.
     
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    Where's the best place to get cheap but relyable dvd media i'm looking for about 100 blank disc's
    DVD+R 4x is fine thanks in advance
     
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    Well, I just got mine off ebay $70 for 200 id as ricohjpn some say it is risky though.
     
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    id as ricohjpn what's that mean?
     
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    the id is actaullly the company that made the disc for TDK

    ricohjpn is a (Russian?) company, generally noted for higher quality media
     
  20. jayquik03

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    Hey thanks for the info zen and jchamber you learn something new everyday
    :-D
     

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