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I would advise everybody to steer clear of the TDK DVD-R sale at Best Buy.

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by jay33, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. jay33

    jay33 Regular member

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    Best Buy has a 25 pk. for 9.99, which is a great price. However, I bought 2 25 packs and the discs won't even begin to burn. They are under the manufacturing ID TTG02, which I hadn't heard of before buying these.

    I've burned using all sorts of media, including some cheap-o Princo discs, but have never had this type of copy error before. With nero, a power calibration error pops up after about 1 minute into the burn. It actually never starts the burn, since there is no visible burning started on the disc. These are going back to Best Buy tomorrow. I may try the DVD+r packs, but am not sure if these are the same manuffacturer or not.
     
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    This is the normal media code for TDK in cakebox. Made by CMC, very good quality, although not as good as Taiyo Yuden. The + version is CMC as well, but the mediacode is CMC in that case.
    It works fine for me anyway.
     
  3. jay33

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    I really don't know why, but these discs won't even attempt to burn. This makes them totally useless to me.
     
  4. joseph816

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    i never had a problem with tdk - or + and i just burned 30 disc without a coaster...and they were purchase at bb on sunday for $9.99...sorry to hear about your misfortune....Joe
     
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    Its not misfortune... These discs are bad, the fact that you had no coasters doesnt make them good discs.

    (I had coasters myself with these DVDs by the way)
     
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    jay, I had the same problem with TDK brand 48X CDRs (made by Ritek). Kept getting power calibration error which is just a test phase. I decided to burn them at 8X, and they worked. I know, defeats the whole purpose of getting higher speed media, but I was too lazy to return them. ;)
     
  7. bbthumper

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    ....I too bought them on Sunday. 15 disks with no coasters so far. The strange thing I found with these are after burning a DVD movie my computer says the disks are empty but they play in the stand-alone DVD player fine........
     
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    Siem, what I have heard is CMC isn't too good.

    I returned the discs and exchanged them for the TDK +r. The +r I got are CMC MAG. I tried one and it burned fine. Strange, running the +r through DVD Identifier shows it burns at 2.4/4/8x. The -r I had that wouldn't work only showed up to 4x, despite the fact that they are supposed to be up to 8x. Anyway, I now have some that work, but I'm not thrilled with them being CMC MAG.
     
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    Just thought I would add my 2 cents. I bought the 25 pack of TDK's(8x) and had no problems with any. I have since gone back and bought 100 more and so far have not had and problems with the first 20 I have used. I went to 3 Best Buys in my area and they were all sold out. I use the Sony DRU710A dual layer burner with DVD Shrink 3.2 and Nero. Again I have had no problems with these and wish I could get my hands on more.
     
  11. Siem

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    There was a time, when Verbatim was CMC, actually, not the best time for Verbatim. But today, the Philips DVD-R, DVD+R is CMC, although + can be Ricoh. Memorex is CMC as well, and TDK is CMC. Maybe there's some bad cakes there, but I never had problems with these discs.
    These are all brand names, I think they can not to not to sell good quality discs.
     
  12. DogBomb

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    MCC (Mitsubishi Chemical Co.) is the good one, CMC Mag is the mediocore one. ;) Anyway, TDKs are usually decent, but the Ritek Ridata ones I bought from Newegg recently are awesome!
     
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    I went yesterday to get this deal ans they were all out, so they gave me a 50 pack for 14.99. Not bad i guess, but i copied 2 movies last night, and they will not play on my toshiba, my apex, or my PC using winDVD, only thing that can play them is windows media player. Is this a disk issue, or something esles? when i try to open it with winDVD, its just picture, no sound
     
  14. iriedawta

    iriedawta Guest

    i also bought the tdk from bestbuy...and i burnt about 4 disc so far withouit a coaster. maybe its a dvd recorder thing
     

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