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Memorex DVD+R 8x speed, Nothing but trouble

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by topgun68, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. topgun68

    topgun68 Member

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    Purchuse a 50 pack of Memorex DVD+R 8x from BestBuy on sale for $19.00. I had 6 in a row that were coasters. So I went out and bought a 3 pack of Maxell DVD+R 4x for a test to see if it was the dvds. Wouldnt you know it? I was able to burn onto the Maxell brand with no problems. I was using a Plextor PX 716A burner, with updated firmware and software.
     
  2. jay33

    jay33 Regular member

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    Ya, I wrote off Memorex brand long ago. Do you happen to know what manufacturer they were from? Likely they were CMC-MAG.
     
  3. djscoop

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    I just got a 50 pack of memorex DVD-R from office depot for $20, and I've burned about half so far with no problems. Maybe you either got a bad batch, your burner doesn't like memorex, or their DVD+Rs aren't as good as their -Rs.

    Usually I don't use memorex, I like Maxell or TDK, but for $20 it was too good to pass up.
     
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  4. bardie

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    Unfortunately Memorex isn't the greatest of media, as you have just found out.
    Maxell are pretty well up the top along with Verbatim, Sony and TDK.
    I use cheap media from time to time, some go ok, but I think in the long run you are better off with quality.
     
  5. DogBomb

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    Memorex has been changing manufacturers alot since last year. I never understood alot of the complaints for Memorex because I used the earlier discs which were RICOHJPN and never had a problem. Now, they could be anything from CMC to Infodisc.
    If possible, you should return them to Best Buy and grab the 50-pack Sonys which are on sale this week for $19.99.
     
  6. iriedawta

    iriedawta Guest

    memorex dvd+ 8x has the mitusbushi brand media. the printable dvd + 8 has the cmc media from memorex. i have the memorex dvd+ 8x and they say mcc (mitusbushi media). the fuji dvd+r 8x has the taiyo yuden media brand. try those. all those except cmc media burn good in the plextor 716a and plays in ps2 also
     
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    Memerex is horrible. i bought a 30 pack and the labels come off way to easy which wrecks the dvd. i decided to buy a silver surfaced dvds. the label cant come off
     
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    The problem with memorex is that they buy their media from several different manufacturers, some good some bad. If I knew I would always get Ricohjpn then I would buy them all the time, but every time I gambled and bought some they were either cmc magnetics or info disk which are both bottom of the barrel clay pigion stand ins. Never again. Since I buy 100 at a time I'm not willing to take a chance on getting crap media.
     
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    I bought a 25 pack of memorex -r 8x and it shows up as fujifilm 03 on nero infotool. I have burned three movies to this media and have had no problems.
     
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    You are lucky. Like I said I am not willing to take that chance. I will stay with media that I know what I'm getting.
     
  11. modchipa

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    I use nothing but Princo 4x. Have not had one failure in my Pioneer A08. I love them for everything
     
  12. wicche

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    I got a 50 spindle of -R, and nero tool id'd the disks as ritek g05
     
  13. bighair

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    Just bought Memorex 4x at Future Shop and have'nt had a coaster yet with my Liteon 1633.
     
  14. Mort81

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    What is the MID code of your media?
     
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    i picked up a 50 pk of memorex dvd+r,burned about 20 backups at 8x,work great in everywhere but xbox and a 4 year old emerson dvd player i had lying around,but work great in a 4 year old rca player,i'm not knockin memorex just yet!oh plextor 716A
     
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  16. CKY_2084

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    If you have a NEC 3520 then you will know that Memorex works great in those burners. I have burned about 300+ dvds over the past two months since this burner came out and get no CRC errors and even have paper labels on them and they work great still. I also take great care of my media and have an expensive Samsung DVD player. Anyways I just got the EPSON R200 and from now on I will be getting TY just because since recieving them I like everything about them the printables anyways. They print the best so far of all the WHITETOP DVDRs I have used. So no more paper labels and no more Memorex for me but like I said they work great if you have a burner that is not picky and take good care of your media.
     

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