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What would you choose?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by sdfuk, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. sdfuk

    sdfuk Guest

    Here's some choices of media that I may buy - whats the best?

    Datawrite DVD+RW 4x Branded
    DataSafe (Ritek) DVD-RW 2X
    Datawrite DVD-R 4x Red (Version 3)
    BulkPaq (Prodisc) DVD+R 8x Printable
    BulkPaq (Prodisc) DVD+R 4x Printable
    Ritek DVD+R 4x (purple)
    Datawrite Classic Fuji 8x DVD-R
    Datasafe Ritek DVD-R GO4 4x
    Verbatim 4.7GB 4x DVD+R
    Datawrite Ritek 4x DVD-R Yellow
    Mirror Platinum 4x DVD-R
    Plextor 4x DVD+R
    OcUK Value Ritek DVD-R GO4 4x
    Verbatim 4.7GB 4x DVD-R

    Too many to choose from - any idea?
     
  2. fasfrank

    fasfrank Active member

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    You can take a look here and see comparisons for all the different media you listed.

    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia

    I'm happy with the Ritek G-04 4X media I use. Verbatim are a good choice too.

    I did a search for Ritek, Ritek G04 media at videohelp and this is what I found:

    Ritek DVD-R 4.70GB RITEKG04.... 4x Plays on 199 DVD Players
    Plays not on 16 DVD Players
    Burn Reliability is Good
    DVD Reliability is Good
    PC Reliability is Good
    Console Reliability is Good View 202 comments
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    Datawrite DVD-R 4.70GB RITEKG04.... 4x Plays on 6 DVD Players
    Plays not on 1 DVD Players
    Burn Reliability is Good
    DVD Reliability is Good
    PC Reliability is Good
    Console Reliability is Good View 6 comments
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    Datawrite Yellow (V2) DVD-R 4.70GB RITEKG04.... 4x Plays on 2 DVD Players
    Plays not on 0 DVD Players
    Burn Reliability is Good
    DVD Reliability is Good
    PC Reliability is Good
    Console Reliability is N/A View 1 comments
    (127 views

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  3. sdfuk

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    Cheers
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  4. ricoman

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    Check out the guide on DVD media at digitalfaq.com. It gives you the lowdown on most of the brand name media and their manufacturers. It will explain why some people love a brand and others don't. The reason being that companies buy their bulk media from different manufacturers. For instance Memorex DVDs might be CMC (sucks) or RICOHJPN or PRODISC (good).
     
  5. pieman

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    just checked out digitalaq.com.I notice that ritek go4 discs are 2nd class(bit of a generalisation there...i take it that covers datasafe, ridisc,ridata etc)and that my piodata that incidentally are ritekgo4 are 4th class and only suitable for landfill!!And Ive burnt 4-500 4x at 8x with NOT ONE COASTER!!Just shows you how much boll**ks is written.I know for a fact that a grades get a few b grades thrown in,but hey, find a disc that works for you(anything but princo!!!)a good supplier and stick with it.Not every disc suits every set up.And the method you use to burn is crucial.I cant use nero, but others can.Bit confusing isnt it??
     
  6. ricoman

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    It is just a guide, but it is pretty comprehensive with a lot of good info. It does comfirm what I have read in other guides: Taikyo Yuden(?), Pioneer and Maxell seem to be the best, if you can find them, but they're expensive. However, I use Ritek almost exclusively, the combination of quality and price can't be beat.
     

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