1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Where can I buy the same type of DVD Rs that professionals use?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by BrickzNY, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. BrickzNY

    BrickzNY Guest

    Hi i need to press up copies
    of my product it's a documentary

    And I realize there is alot available to us along the lines of
    blank dvds you got RW, -r, +R Ink Jet Printable, DVD9 (Dual Layer)

    but....

    I want to purchase the same type of blank dvd's used in the movie industry ...i want it to be able to hold atleast 8.5GB (compacity)

    I need it to be inkjet printable so i can proffesionally label it with graphics using the (Dymo DVD/CD Printer)

    I also want the bottom of dvd (where the disk is read)
    to be silver in Color for Authenticity

    And just the like the ones you see in stores...I want them to be compatible with any standard dvd player

    I want them to be 100% professional

    Please only answer if you have knowledge of this subject..any information is appreciated ..Thanks
     
  2. Suba

    Suba Regular member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    I think you are mixing up a few things.
    First, like you say, pro DVD is pressed. This is an industrial process not done by burners.
    You cannot get disk with silver bottom, because burnable media has different colour, depend on material used to produce disk.
    Rest, like ink jet printable, DVD5, DVD9 is no problem, just purchase good brand and you are OK.
    Compatibility is newer 100% guarantee, because each player is slightly different.
    If your burner or software can book type DVD to DVD-Rom, it will be more acceptable by standalone players.
    The best burning software, specially for dual layer (DVD9) is ImgBurn (free).

    http://www.cdr-zone.com/reviews/dvd_media_reviews/

    Other possibility is to find DVD processing plant which will make you DVDs. You can do search for that.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  3. cyprusrom

    cyprusrom Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,722
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
  4. Amir89

    Amir89 Regular member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    As Suba has rightly said there's no such thing as "Professional DVDs". The ones used in Industrial production are pressed from two separate layers with the Data already encoded onto them. Their not burnt like you do at home.

    Almost all DVD+R/DL media has a purple/violet/dark blue hue on the recording side because of the chemicals used to produce them. That can't be changed.

    Depending on the player in question a certain recordable DVD may or may not be compatible it depends on the format of the DVD, what formats the player supports and how old it is.

    No DVD±R/RW/DL is compatible with EVERY single standalone, internal, external, portable DVD player.. ok, your just going to have to accept some players don't like certain discs.

    In a nutshell, generally DVD+R's are far more compatible than DVD-R's, especially when it comes to standalone (Home Theater) DVD Players. DVD-R was the first type of DVD media on the market, as such it uses older, less reliable technologies that are not recognized or compatible with the newer players of today.

    Booktyping your DVD+R's to DVD-ROM is only useful for backed up DVD films, generally this will make them more compatible. However since you want to use Dual Layer DVDs (8.5Gb) you can't booktype those to DVD-ROM.

    Taiyo Yuden (Japanese) is widely regarded as the highest quality manufacturer of recordable DVDs. They give the highest quality scores on quality tests, burn well even at the highest speeds and still last years down the track. You can buy them online from most good online retailers. Have a look...

    Hope this helps..
     
  5. cyprusrom

    cyprusrom Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,722
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    There is such thing as "Professional DVDs". There are tons of DVD replication companies. Usually you need to order at least 1000(not cost effective otherwise). They will press the DVDs for you.

    http://www.sfvideo.com/

    I think the OP wants to have his pressed(replicated), not burned(duplicated) like you guys suggest.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  6. BrickzNY

    BrickzNY Guest

    understood...Thanks for the replys

    my set up is

    1. HP - 20x Internal Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive
    2. Dymo DVD/CD Printer

    i'm asking ...


    is there source to obatain Blank DVDs that are
    1. at least 8.5GB
    2. Inkjet Printable
    3. and silver in color (on the bottom)
    4. That is playable on any dvd player
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 25, 2008
  7. cyprusrom

    cyprusrom Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,722
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Still not right...the part "the same dvd discs that are used in commercial releases that the movie industry uses" and "I want to do this myself to cut out the middle man so i can save money my set up is a
    "
    , they don't go together.To have the discs made "like the ones the movie companies use", you need to have them pressed by a professional DVD replicating company, you cannot do it yourself.

    If you want to burn the movies yourself,is not gonna be the same as what the companies use.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  8. Suba

    Suba Regular member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    I have to disagree with you on this one.
    I use DVD+R/DL with ImgBurn and all are booktyped to DVD-ROM.
     
  9. Suba

    Suba Regular member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    I do not think you understand.
    You cannot get burnable disks with silver bottom.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  10. cyprusrom

    cyprusrom Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,722
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    If the only purpose is to make them "look like professional", just by using a disc with silver dye, I think you can buy online TY's that are that way.
    And yes, DL+R will booktype to ROM.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  11. BrickzNY

    BrickzNY Guest

    understood...but like i said before i don't want to go through the companies i understand i can't get the exact same discs used in the industry ..what i want is the "NEXT BEST THING"
    I want the disc to look professional as possible

    i want a blank dvd thats

    1. at least 8.5GB
    2. Inkjet Printable
    3. and silver in color (on the bottom)..ive seen them before
    4. That is playable on any dvd player
     
  12. Suba

    Suba Regular member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    I do not know about TY/DL, because that is something new, but TY-DVD5 are not silver either on the bottom only on top.
     
  13. BrickzNY

    BrickzNY Guest

    Exactly i just want it look professional


    i need a blank DVD-R that holds 8.5GB
    and is inkjet printable
    thats silverin color on the bottom layer as u mentioned instead of purple,blue, or what ever other colors they come in

    THANKS for the replys!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 25, 2008
  14. cyprusrom

    cyprusrom Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,722
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
  15. BrickzNY

    BrickzNY Guest

    well were deff. on the right path

    they should have a blank dvd thats silver on the bottom
    i mean they sell blank cd with silver bottoms

    its just if you come with a disc thats not silver or tan on the bottom
    people think its bootlegged and thats bad for business

    they have to be out there it don't make sense to have a color scheme
    in order for the disc to function properly
     
  16. cyprusrom

    cyprusrom Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,722
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Yes, they do have silver bottoms CD-Rs, but again, the laser for a CD-R is different than for a DVD-R. Best thing to do is contact one of the big online ,edia retailers (supermediastore, rima...) and they should be able to tell you if what you need is atainable.
     
  17. cyprusrom

    cyprusrom Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,722
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
  18. BrickzNY

    BrickzNY Guest

    hmm.. well i'm growing to except the fact the blank dvds will not have a silver bottom

    so moving on.. where can i find a blank disk thats

    8.5GB
    White Inkjet Printable

    I found one thats
    DVD+R Double Layer (Dual Layer) White Inkjet Printable 8.4GB 2.4x Speed DL Recordable Media by Ridata

    but from what i'm hearing is DVD+R don't always play in dvd players
    because of compatibility errors from what i heard DVD-Rs are more sufficient

    but.. it would be nice to find a disc that is RW as well with those features mentioned above
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 25, 2008
  19. Amir89

    Amir89 Regular member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Lol... try just about ANY Computer/Electronic Hardware store.

    Dual Layer DVD's are plenty, you can get Inkjet ones too. Just look around mate.

    As for DVD+R/DVD-R difference's did you read what I said before?

     
  20. BrickzNY

    BrickzNY Guest

    my bad i didn't see your post ive gotten so many replies
    i passed by yours by mistake thanks for reply
    i really do appreciate it ..learn something new everyday
     

Share This Page