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MCC 03RG20 is a fake media?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Truthas, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Truthas

    Truthas Guest

    Hello guys

    I'm new here, so, sorry for any mistakes (and eventually for my english) =p

    I bought 3 types of media today: Memorex 16x (CMC MAG. AM3), Smartbut 8x (ProdiscF01) and Verbatim 16x (MCC 03RG20).

    But I saw that that Verbatim ID means that it's a faked media, is it true? I saw at digitalFAQ that actually that's an awesome type of DVD, but I'm not sure.

    Also, I would like to know if that Memorex really sucks, everywhere I look they say that CMC MAG. AM3 is not a good one. My friend took some tests on Nero Speed and I saw great results, really great (and that media was like 1 month old).
     
  2. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Truthas
    You should be fine on the Verbatims - that's the media id for the 16x.
    Now for the other 2 I'd exchange them for the Verb's.

    I've had CMC made media start to have read errors anywhere from 1 month after burning to 6 or more months - even burning using different drives.
    Now with Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden I haven't had that problem even years after burning them.
     
  3. Truthas

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    Thanks binkie7

    I'm testing them to see which one I'm gonna take tomorrow.

    I'll probably take the Verbatim, thanks for the reply =D
     
  4. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    You're welcome Truthas
    Stick w/ the Verbs - I've used them for years and they've stood the test of time so far unlike the CMC and Prodisc ones I've used.
     
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    Verbs are the best of the three. The Memorex are also fine. I burned a bunch of CMCMAG.AM3 several months ago and they still scan fine. No real degradation problems. It's a solid media, but nowhere near the class of the MCC 03RG20.
     
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    If your drive is compatible with the Prodisc F01, there is impressive evidence that recordings on that disc will outlast the others because that disc uses Fuji's Oxonol dye. The Oxonol dye outperforms the other dye types in environmental tests in a manner that indicates it may be superior over time.

    Of course, for any recording to last, it has to be good in the first place with both low PIE/PIF figures as well as low jitter. A recording with low parity inner errors but high jitter will become unstable in a relatively short time. Poor firmware tuning for a disc can significantly increase jitter, even if the disc has a uniform dye coating. (Nothing can help a disc with a poor coating.) I'm beginning to suspect that it is jitter that causing "tested/scanned" discs to go bad in six months. The user thinks the recordings are good, but the jitter from poorly formed edges gets worse rather quickly and the disc begins to produce PIE and PIF errors. This is sometimes erroneously described as "dye rot."
     
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    well said, joe ryan...I learned something there, too bad my drive does not support jitter in nero..
    I am with binkie on the CMC mags....verbs are the best for me at the retail level
    Dont know if I trust media codes anymore, I think some shady manufacturers are on to us. I recently bought some PLAYO that coded out as MCC004, verbs to me, but the discs were not verbs.


    K G JR
     
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