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Just burnt 4X DVD-r's on my Pioneer 105 !!

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Pug206, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. Pug206

    Pug206 Member

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    I received some 4X DVD-R's in the post this morning, I put the blank in my 105,Nero 5999 detected it was 4X right away,it also let me select 1X 2X or 4X.I simulated the first disc to be on the safe side,simulated no probs,burnt no probs @4X, I verified the disc after burning,100% error free!
    Played back in my Pioneer 105,Pioneer 106S,and my Mustek DVD 520 standalone player no problem at all.
    The discs cost £2.75 ,but like anything in time they'll drop in price.
    I also have some 2X media to try out,I'll post my results as soon as I've used them.
    You can get the four speed media from here,www.digitalpromo.co.uk

    DATASAFE'S "Datawrite" Silver Top 4x Speed - 4.7gb DVD-R Discs.



    These discs are being offered as Singles & 10 Packs.

    This disc is Datasafe's first 4x speed disc.



    These are the discs everyone who has a Pioneer A05/105 has been waiting for.

    This disc will only burn at 4x speed in the A05/105 or other 4x speed capable drive.

    This disc uses a "Ritek" Dye type



    This disc has a silver top surface with the New "Datawrite" branding on the top in silver (NOT BLACK).

    The writing side is a dark purple coloured dye.



    NOTE: These discs are branded as 4x Speed.

    A full disc will take approx. 15min to burn at 4x speed.



    These discs are compatible with household DVD players and all other DVD Playing Hardware.

    ( Please check your "player or drive" for DVD-R compatibility ).

    These discs are ideal for your backups.

    These discs are offered at a superb price from a leading DVD-R manufacturer.



    Another Great Deal from:

    digitalpromo.co.uk
     
  2. jeepers94

    jeepers94 Guest

    And how long have you worked for them?No offence,but your posty does sound a little bit like a sales pitch!
     
  3. Pug206

    Pug206 Member

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    Hi m8,I dont work for digital promo,I'm just letting you guys know,as it's hard enough to find 2X media for the 105 yet alone 4X,I was just sharing what I manged to solve with the rest of you guys,no point in having something if you cannot use it to it's full potential.
    I do not work for Digital Promo,I'm just a customer.
    If you are unhappy with me posting these comments,then I'll quiote happily post my information on another DVD board.I was just trying to be helpfull @ the end of the day.
    I may post my results of the 2X media I have,then again why bother if you assume everybody is spamming!
    Pug
     
  4. A_Klingon

    A_Klingon Moderator Staff Member

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    Pug, your information is very much appreciated.

    I wonder when (if?) we'll be as fortunate with +R/RW media? I still have to burn all my +RWs at 1x.

    -- Mike --
     
  5. Pug206

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    Thanks m8 nice to be appreciated !
    Pug
     
  6. jeepers94

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    The only thing I did not like about your post is at the very bottom.Another Great deal from so and so.When you put this at the bottom of your post,it DOES make it look as you are posting for them.You look at it! Would you not take it that way?"You already mentioned the site in your post,which is normal and appreciated.
     
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    I only copied and pasted the message they have on there web site m8,were all aldult here,so I'll shake on it!
    No probs!
    Pug
     
  8. hartwell

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    You are right A. klingdon I have a ricoh mp5125 which is a good burner but i have to burn my media at 1x. I just wonder when the + rw people will realized they are going to have to drop their prices in order to compete. What you think?
     
  9. A_Klingon

    A_Klingon Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi. I think you're lucky, hartwell, to have the Ricoh 5125, a second-generation machine that also accepts +Rs. My machine, a 5120, is a first-generation unit that only accepts the more costly +RWs. They tell me (various webpages) that despite Ricoh's promises to the contrary, this unit is *not* flashware upgradable to accept +Rs, as most, (all?) owners of 5120 units manufactured prior to April 2002, are S.O.L. <sigh>

    But yes, you are absolutely correct - the price of +R/RW media sucks. The format is new enough than suppliers can get away with it, so the only thing you and I can hope for, is that other manufacturers get into the game to create some healthy and needed competition.

    Right now, locally (Canada), it costs anywhere from $10-$15 (can) for a single +rw, which is insane. (Verbatim = $10; HP = $15). It kind of makes you wonder what on earth makes Hewlitt Packard five-dollars better per disc, you know? They sure as hell don't work any better and I've had to trash two of them already (Tawainese-made) because of too many unrecoverable errors. (The Japanese-made ones are 'ok' though). Outside of these two sole brands, I have not seen another kind in the entire Halifax/Dartmouth area.

    And yes, they'd better smarten up soon with their pricing scheme, or -R/RW media makers will drill them into the ground, which they are already starting to do.

    -- Mike --
     
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    Datasafe "Datawrite" 4.7GB (240min) DVD+RW Media (Rewritable).



    These discs are being offered as Singles & 25 Packs.

    NOTE: These discs are for machines which take the "+" format e.g Philips.



    These are branded as 2.4x Speed.

    This DVD+RW Media is manufactured by "Ritek".

    These DVD+RW Discs are for use in recorders/writers that take the " + " format of DVD.

    These discs are recordable/rewritable DVD+RW Discs.

    A full 4.7GB (240min) of data, video or audio

    The disc has a frosted silver top with Datawrite branding in white (not black as in pic).

    These high quality DVD+RW discs are from a manufacturer who pride themselves on their quality of products.

    These DVD+RW discs are compatible with all popular DVD+RW writers and recorders.

    This media is Nicam Stereo and Digital TV compatible.

    These discs cost £2.75 each or £62.50 for a tub of 25,this any cheaper for you guys?
     
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    Bulkpaq 4th Generation - 2x Speed - 4.7gb DVD-R Discs

    Green top,code it states is from TDK!

    Simulated / burnt / verified @ 2X

    Same place as above,89p a disc or £19.00 for a tub of 25.

    Also tested CHOICE Branded 2x SPEED "Blue Top" 4.7gb DVD-R Disc's.
    Blue Tops, code was also TDK

    they simulated / burnt / ok @ 4x but did not verify !!!
    So i'd give these ones a wide berth.

    Pug
    More disc test results to follow!
     
  12. A_Klingon

    A_Klingon Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Pug.

    Pretty big difference in price between -R and +R, eh?

    Until I learn how to make flawless (transcoded) backups to dvd ( *one* movie per *one* disc), I'll not be buying very many +RW blanks. Already have an overpriced supply at hand, collecting dust.

    -- Mike --
     
  13. jeepers94

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    Just wanted to make sure you all know.TDK has stated there is a company putting their identifier code on bogus media.They may work ok ,but are not true TDK.I am not saying yours are these,but be aware.
     
  14. mikeyUK

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    Pug, thanks for the informative tests
    They are very helpfull to me. I got some 2x white tops that my 105 just spits out.
    What firmware does your 105 have?
     
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