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oh woe is me, coasters galore

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by linuxman, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. linuxman

    linuxman Member

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    I went down to best buy yesterday and bought me a new 99.00 cyberhome 12x dvd burner. Got me some memorex printable dvd's coded I 09:45:54 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-E01-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x). Well as the post title indicates, out of the 25 in the box I have 16 coasters thus far. I have went to the cyberhome usa website and upgraded the firmware. Any comments about either the drive or the media?

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    Yeah buy different media. I am not a really big stickler when it comes to the media, but Memorex is the worst! If you search around ao AD you will find I am not alone on this. I have used all kinds of media to many to mention, and I never really had any problems with any exsept for Memorex so I stay as far away from them as possible. Check out this sight it will help you understand media a little better (as far as what is good and what is not) http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

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    I use the Verbatim Digital Movie DVD-Rs from Best Buy and they work great burning at 4x. I have also tried Memorex and I can only get a good copy when I burn at 2x. Anything faster than that and it's a coaster. Try burning at the slowest speed possible if using Memorex discs.
     
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    I ran out to the local Wally world store and grabbed me a 15 pack of Maxell DVD-R's and plugged them in to the drive and bam, I now have a backup of Shreck 2, so we can officially rule out the drive as the problem. I just ordered 100 GO4's from Supermedia, I hope they work in this drive.

     
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    Maxells are one of the best media you can buy. How much were they? What is the ID on those disks?
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    They are TYG01 made by Taio Yuden. A 15 pack cost me like 17 bucks

     
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