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Attn: Newbies... this is why you should NOT buy CMC MAG or any other unknown media...

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by alkohol, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. alkohol

    alkohol Regular member

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    Here comes the evidence -- again, my top 3 choices of high quality media are: (1) Taiyo Yuden (2) Verbatim (3) Maxell (made in Japan). The rest you can scrap them and or called it history.

    Here's the famous genuine Taiyo Yuden
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    Here's the top notch Verbatim
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    Here's the Maxell High Grade by Hitachi (made in japan)
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  2. blivetNC

    blivetNC Regular member

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    How do you post a pic here for a Nero Scan? I have one that will make your eyes hurt. Never Mind,I remembered.

    [bold]Not for the faint of heart, Matrix Media.[/bold]
    You get what you pay for.
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  3. blivetNC

    blivetNC Regular member

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    Why not to buy a Memorex (Memosux)
    Look at all of the brilliant colors! Much better than the DVD itself by the way.
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  4. kivory666

    kivory666 Regular member

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    OMG, LOL blivetNC~ hahahahhaha...that is attrocious~! quality scores of 8 and 0(ZERO) LOL...if my scans looked that bad, i would seriously have to kill myself HAHAAHA.

    good day to you buddy,

    nice scans alkohol~ looking good~ :)

    docTY~
     
  5. blivetNC

    blivetNC Regular member

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    This is me after Taiyo Yuden enlightenment...
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    The sad thing is that both of those disks play without any skipping!
     
  6. alkohol

    alkohol Regular member

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    @blivetNC

    Wow..!!! I'm surprised those play fine on your DVD player. Well, I guess you're lucky, but I wouldn't put them near my burner though. Good luck and happy burning..!!
     
  7. alkohol

    alkohol Regular member

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    Doc,

    Yep, they all looking sweet. I tried to put on a good show with colorful pictures and stuff for all of us to enjoy that's all.

    By the way Doc, I have a really cool picture (pretty good looking Asian chick) she looks awesomely sweet and exotic, but I don't think the Mods and or other old folks will enjoy it as much as you and I. LOL :()
     
  8. kivory666

    kivory666 Regular member

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    PM me buddy, i'm SURE i will enjoy it~ :) *quick quick before the wife wakes up* LOL

    have a good one my friend, we really DO think alike~ :)

    p.s. @blivet, those TYs are looking mighty fine~ keep up the good work on your burns, may they ALL be quality score of 95 and above~ :)

    docTY~
     
  9. blivetNC

    blivetNC Regular member

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    They all have been excellent since I discovered TY and Ritek. =)
     
  10. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    good thread alkohol, you know i don't need an excuse to comment on bad media so i'll just add this from my signature for the benefit of anyone new that reads this one -

    ..Newbies pls see this, cheapy media is BAD.........- http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/193298

    ..Memorex/CMC - don't let them near your Burner...7 links so far...-
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/153975
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/195438
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/216589
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/229685
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/232406
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/233359
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/243171
     
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  11. alkohol

    alkohol Regular member

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    creaky buddy,

    Those threads you provided are very good and useful with living proof -- it'll definitely gives some benefits for Newbies.


    @Doc,

    Thanks for those wild and exotic pictures man. That definitely made my day. LOL.... Honestly, Sung Hi Lee is pretty good, but Natasha Yi still top her, in my opinion.
     
  12. arossetti

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    Here's a good one. Couldn't even scan the whole disc, but what was scanned was plenty bad enough...

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  13. kivory666

    kivory666 Regular member

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    @alkohol,

    i will have to agree with you there~ :) Sung Hi Lee is just a "classic" in my eyes, but w/ the recent introduction of these "newer" girls...cards are stacked up pretty high against her :)

    back to the thread, imma post up some Princo media later...just found it while digging through my collection...it will prove quite interesting..hehehe...just for fun~

    docTY~
     
  14. alkohol

    alkohol Regular member

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    @arossetti

    Holy cow!! no wonder CMC MAG loves to fade (pixelate, distort, freezing up, etc.) after a few weeks or months of burned.



    @Doc,

    Yeah, let's get back to the subject -- I think we've had enough of exotic pictures now. Why don't you post up some of those Princo. I want to see them too.
     
  15. kivory666

    kivory666 Regular member

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    ok guys, bear with me here...i don't post up scans often, so if i mess this up, forgive me :)

    i remember someone was asking me for a RitekG05 to compare to his awhile ago and i never had time to run a scan, but i found one from the beginning of this year, Jan. 2005; mind you this was burned when i had STOCK firmware on a CRAPPY piece of $hit Optorite drive/burner, so the calibration to recognize media was very poor, nevertheless my more recent RitekG05s have a quality score of 93 with only maximum of 3 PI errors~ :)

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    THIS particular RitekG05 from Jan. 2005 has a quality score of 84, with 5 Max PI Failures.

    and here is the dreaded Princo that i promised to put up...LOL, i think the results are QUITE SURPRISING, results are not good, but i expected WORSE and it speaks VOLUMES for itself. (my older princos from YEARS back when i first started burning, the scan will [bold]NOT EVEN START[/bold], they refuse to playback even on my PC now, gives you a general idea of DYE ROT) as i can tell you i will NEVER trust Princo again for my burning purposes, but, DAMAGE and deterioration on them do not begin RIGHT AWAY as this scan proves, it's LATER down the road that this becomes apparent :)

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    i was afraid my pics would be too big, so that's why they are so small, my bad..but, for those that can't see it clearly, quality score on this Princo is 70, with 7 Max PI Failures :)


    to tell you guys the truth, i THINK that you can get a general idea of how good the quality of the media/burn is based on these nero cd-dvd speed tests, HOWEVER, i don't put all my eggs in one basket and feel that these scans are a good GENERAL indication, but depending on WHAT DRIVE you burned them with, you WILL get varying results...for instance, my older pioneer drive that i burned this Princo with recently (for my wife's family member that GAVE ME THE BLANK PRINCO to burn for him), the scans are not quite that bad considering the quality of the Princo discs are far from being "good"; not good enough for MY PERSONAL collection, but i've SEEN worse w/ CMC MAG and *cough* TDK CRAP *cough* LOL

    anyways, i'll put up one of my FAMOUS Taiyo Yuden TYG01s scans later...seems like EVERYONE else posts their 8x dvd+r YUDEN000T02 scans which are GREAT by the way, but i thought i'd be a little different and post up a 4x dvd-r TY that i guess FEW people use nowadays as they are becoming much more rare~ :) i still got over a thousand of them in storage, so, i STILL DO USE THEM and have FULL faith in them to THIS DAY~ :) Taiyo Yuden ROCKS!

    docTY~

     
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  16. kivory666

    kivory666 Regular member

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    ok, here is the Taiyo Yuden scan...i made this bigger, but don't know HOW big it will appear on here...sorry if it's TOO HUGE~ :) i'm FAR from being even decent w/ paint/photoshop/etc.~ :)

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    docTY~

    pretty darn good if u ask me, 8 total PI errors, and 2 Max PI Failures~ 95 quality score burning ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE TOO~ LOL sweet~!

    have a good one all
     
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    kivory666 Regular member

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    here is another RitekG05 for the guy that was requesting it from me...as you can see, compared to my previous one, AND BURNING ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE, it DOES make a difference WHAT DRIVE you use in the actual burn~ this one was done almost 9 months ago @8x by the way, i feel it's PRETTY impressive when you use a QUALITY DRIVE (in this case, i wasn't using the crappy Optorite, i had switched it out for the Sony dru-710a) with UPDATED FIRMWARE (at the time it was the most recent), it DOES affect the burn quality!, burning speed for ME personally, does NOT affect how my burns come out IF a quality drive/cpu and your burner/good quality media CAN maintain/support it~ :)

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    @gurnard, gotta love the Riteks~ :)

    docTY~
     
  18. arniebear

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    Here is one using the great Taiyo Yuden

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    And here is one I did when I was not as enlightened about media and used Liquid Video media which is made by Optodisk

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  19. gurnard

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    @ DOC hi :)
    yep, sure do.
    i'm right here lurking and learning LOL
     
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    lurkin and learning, lurkin and learning...it's what I do. :}
     

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