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Unifina DVD-R

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Nephilim, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    It seems this brand is relatively new to the US market so after having read a few comments on them and confirming that they're made in Japan I bought a spindle of 25 4X DVD-R for $11 from newegg.

    The discs look good, the edges are clean and the dye, which is just a shade lighter than G04, is evenly spread.

    My first burn was done in my Plextor PX-708A at 4X. Immediately after the burn the disc was tested in my PC as well as my Sony standalone and they played very well all the way to the end of the film.

    I then ran surface scans with both Nero CD/DVD Speed and DVD Info Pro, both of which turned up zero errors.

    My next test will be with a heavily compressed film to see how they handle that.

    The media code is as follows:



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    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:UTJR001001]
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    Disc Type : [DVD-R]
    Manufacturer ID : [UTJR001001]
    Manufacturer Name : [Unitech Japan Inc.]
    Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
    Recording Speeds : [1x , 2x , 4x] (8x Cannot Be Detected)
    Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3MB = 4.38GB (4.71GB)]
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    [DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com]
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  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    They're actually Unifino :p
     
  3. brian100

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    Sounds good Nephilim. Let's hope they don't just "roll over and dye" (excuse the pun) after a few months of use ala princo etc etc.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Let's hope they don't.

    Initial results have been good. After my first post I turned out a disc with light compression that plays well with no scan errors and just now finished successfully testing one that was heavily compressed at around 50% using Shrink 3.2, Deep Analysis and the default Sharp setting. The bastard took about 2 hours start to finish but the results are extremely nice. Again no errors reported by CD/DVD Speed or DVD Info Pro and playback is flawless :)

    I'm not much for testing different media but these caught my fancy for some reason.
     
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    Well Unifino is the worst Made in Japan brand available. Most power users over here in Japan dont buy em. Also its a very recorder picky media. As far as i know only pioneer burners deliver acceptable (but still not good enough) burns.
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't expecting great things. I remember you posted in another thread that they weren't very good, that's why I only bought a few :)
     

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