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Is ESA a Good Media

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Nascar40, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Nascar40

    Nascar40 Member

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    Right now i'm using TDK's and Sony's and I was wantting to know if ESA is as good? Can someone please tell me what they think?


    Thanks
     
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  2. neodave

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    My guess would be no...probably not as good. But I haven't actually tried them. I'd be curious on the media code myself. I've seen them I think at Circuit City.
     
  3. nohelpme

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    compusa sells them too. Just be careful. What style dvd player are you going to watch your backups on? Model?
     
  4. Balaam

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    It has two good reviews out of two reviews at videohelp.com, but according to them it's CMC MAG, so I wouldn't use it if it was the only media on earth.
     
  5. Nascar40

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    How do I find the media code? And where do I find it.

    And i'm going to play them on a cheap apex player.
     
  6. nohelpme

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    Don't say cheap those apex players are good. I think nero has a tool in it to check. Burn one and see how it works let us know.
     
  7. Nascar40

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    Brunned Fast dvd worked fine no probs wife is watching it now so far so good.
     
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    Excellent. Glad to hear it!
     
  9. Nascar40

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    ESA's at Circuit City in my area $6.97 for 25 good price
     
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  10. nohelpme

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    That is a good price. Media is media. You never know what you are going to get. Man I just sounded like forest Gump. Unless is its Taiyo U. you really are just riding blind. I have to say though TDK is really good.
     
  11. Nascar40

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    ok i've made about 10 on this media, i'm not liking it that well now the disc's are easy to bend (they were before I brunned on them) and i've had error's on it (1 error that's all) sohow there making me think there like Memorex, I hate Memorex. Well thinks for helping me out L8er guyz
     
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  12. Belker1

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    I recently burned a whole 100 disk spindle of ESA 8x +R that I bought a Circuit City.

    I burned (to back up my movie collection) them at 8x on my Pioneer DVR-A08. I used Shink and Decryptor. Every disk seemed to burn perfectly and I've watched most of the backups and they look good on my 32" Toshiba.

    I had basically no knowledge about DVD media when I bought these. As I tried to become informed about different media, I felt more and more lucky that I had no problems with this media since they could have been crap. All 100 burned fine and all 100 play fine after about 3 months.

    Is this media good? Or did I get lucky? I really don't know. If the price was right I think I would buy it again. However, my second DVD media purchase was Taiyo Yuden from SuperMediaStore.
     
  13. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    Have any of you ran those disks trough Disk Identifier to see what code is on them so we all could maybe benefit from those disks http://home.scarlet.be/~ping3828/dvd_identifier.zip

    Let us know what they are pleeez :)

    Also if any of you happen to have Nero could ya run this test on one of those burned DVD's
    1. Open Nero CD-DVD Speed
    2. Click on Extra
    3. Select Scan Disc
    4. Click in little box that says Surface Scan
    5. Then Click on start
    You will see where your disk is bad if you have any red thats bad green is good and so on..

    Maybe even after that run the File Test step 4 instead of Surface Scan..

    Then we would know for sure if they are any good..

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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  14. bbmayo

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    Opps sorry double post... Is it just me or is AD acting up?
     
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    I'm curious if those disk would look as good as these after the tests?

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    thats from a x4 -R Taiyo Yuden 8 month old disk .. :)
     
  16. nohelpme

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    Naa.... I bet they would not. I bought some of those compusa disks. Well they were ok. I dropped 20 of them. Not hard at all they fell maybe an inch onto a wood service. Keep in mind they were blank. Not one would burn. Oh well, I learn my lesson.
     
  17. Nascar40

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    This is a ESA DVD+R


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:CMC MAG-E01-000]
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    Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [DVD-ROM]
    Manufacturer Name : [CMC Magnetics Corp.]
    Manufacturer ID : [CMC MAG]
    Media Type ID : [E01]
    Product Revision : [Not Specified]
    Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6MB = 4.38GB (4.70GB)]
    Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x]
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  18. bbmayo

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    RUN!!!!! Thats enough reason for me to stay away from that media..

    Good luck, and I hope they still play in a few months for ya :)
     
  19. nohelpme

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    Probably not but I bought them. I had an idea. I am going to get a better dvd player those Philips that plays everything. I have way to many media types I need something that plays them all. I bought them now I suffer oh well.
     
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    How your PC and Burner feel about CMC <G>

    [​IMG] [bold]CMC Magnetics Corp[/bold]
     
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