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Verbatim +R Life Series Terrible

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by spirittoo, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. spirittoo

    spirittoo Regular member

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    Ok ... I got these verbatim +R life series and they are terrible ... the back up freezes and skips ... after doing some research I find they are no longer the same quality as before ... is there anything I can do the get better burns with this or should I try to cash in on the warranty?
     
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    The 'Life Series' has a questionable reputation around many forums.
    Verbatim DataLife Plus seems to be preferred by many.
     
  3. spirittoo

    spirittoo Regular member

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    I'm learning that ... I update the firmware for my burner and the dvd played fine on the first showing ... then I got the skipping again on the next play. I contacted Verbatim to see about the warranty but no response so far.

    I will NEVER buy those "life series" or any other cheap version again.

    I burn the dvd at 8X ... I'm going to try different speeds and my other burner to see if it will behave better.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I still wouldn't use a different brand then the "original" Verbatim DVD +R and DVD +R DL discs. I never tried the Life Series before. I tried Verbatim's lightscribe, and the White Inkjet Printable (made in Singapore mind you) and they've still worked great, not one coaster to this date.
     
  5. spirittoo

    spirittoo Regular member

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    I plan to let all my friends know about the life series if Verbatim keeps these dics it will surly tarnish their name.
     
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    Try Cutting the Speed Down To 4X and the Target Area to 4300
     
  7. spirittoo

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    No need ... Verbatim replace the Life Series with the AZO disc ... it cost me an extra 10 bucks though ... to replace the 150 discs.
     
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    I just bought a 50 pack if these discs also at BB

    My burner doesn't even write on them. Says media is bad. Gonna return these & get the ones that are AZO layered. I've NEVER had problems before with Verbatim media until I got these.
     
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    Those life series are worthless ... Verbatim needs to stop producing them. I will never buy any of the life series again.
     

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