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Which TY's do I buy ?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by ricster, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. ricster

    ricster Regular member

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    Ok, it's time to try the TY thing. SVP (www.blankdiscshop.co.uk) seem to sell full-face white printables at £59.98 per 100 and unbranded silver thermally-printables at £49.98. Is there any difference in quality ? I don't care what they look like and I won't be printing on them - I just want the best quality for some precious archives.
     
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    Balaam Regular member

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    Theres no difference in terms of quality. They both use the same dye. I don't print my dvds and i always buy the silver thermals, since theyre a good amount cheaper. I feel sorry for you guys in the UK though, $47.50 per 100 is what I pay.
     
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    Any TY's are good to go!
     
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    Ricster, I buy my TY's from SVP and I usually get the "unbranded" type, they're TYG02 and packed full of TY goodness. You save a tenner too..........
     
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    Thanks Higgsbsun - that's what I ordered. Now then, what's that utility that people use to look at the quality of their burns ?
     
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    Errr, KProbe, but you need a LiteOn burner or ROM.
    I get PI max about 20 with ave around 4 and PIF max 2-3 with ave around 0.4, and that's for an 8X burn on a NEC2510 (stock F/W). I usually test a couple of disks from each spindle, but it's largely academic because they're always the same (which is why we like em).
     
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    That's it - KProbe. But I don't have a Lite-On. Is there something else I can use with my old NEC1300 ? I burn with Nero.
     
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    Nah, the only other route I'm aware of is a Plextor burner with their Plextools, they do about the same as KProbe but I think they measure jitter as well.

    Like I said, I've seen virtually no variation in the TYG02's I've had from SVP, so unless they take a sudden Ritek-like nosedive, or your burner is banjoed, you can buy on faith.
     
  10. Balaam

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    download dvdinfopro from the site with the same name. It is a multi tool app that can check for errors on the disk as well as blotches in the dye.
     
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    DVDInfoPro will not help you if you have an NEC drive, if the drive hardware/firmware does not report PI/PIF, jitter, etc., then that's the end of it.

    DVDInfoPro works with LiteOn (of course), and some AOpen, BTC, BenQ, Cyberdrive, Nu and Philips drives, but not NEC.
     
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    Neros info tool will read the NEC :)
     
  13. Higgsbsun

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    My Nero (6.6.0.1), info tool just gives driver info and disk ID. If you mean the CD/DVD Speed option, this will not give you PI/PIF or jitter readings, and will not discriminate between so-so media that will just give a smooth DVD Speed curve and very good media with very low error levels.
     
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    Stupid question, but i gotta ask...

    what does "TY White inkjet printables" mean?

    Thanks.
     
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    It means the disks have a white surface that is made to be printed on by ink jet printers.
     
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    @jtfuel - I assume you mean the TY bit ? TY stands for Taiyo Yuden.
     
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    I was refering to both items. Thanks for the help.
     

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