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What is the best or better DVD-R with Silver Bottom?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Zanadu, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Zanadu

    Zanadu Guest

    I am looking for a DVD-R media that is compatible with the majority of DVD players...and that has a Silver Bottom.

    I currently back up my DVD-R's on discs from a company called Americal. They have a disc that is called "Our Best Pro-Grade" which after running through "DVD Identifier" indicated that the disc is a manufactured by "Ritek Co." and is a "RitekG04".

    I have had good results with this disc. On top it is a Shiny Silver and the bottom writing side is a highly playback-compatible red-purple dye.

    I do like that it is highly playback compatible as I travel alot and no matter where I take my back up they have played. It is much better than taking my originals and damaging them or even loosing them as I recenlty lost a DVD pouch with 40 of my movie back ups.

    What I do not like is the color of the dye on the writing side. Until now I thought that there were no silver bottom discs.

    I have recetly come across a small movie company that uses silver bottom DVD-R discs as I was able to back up the DVD without the use of any "DVDDecrypter" or "Alcohol 120%" (etc) programs.

    I placed this DVD into a "DVD Identifier" program but it is unable to read the type of DVD-R media that it is. The only message I receive is
    "Unable To Initialize Disc : Not ready - Medium not present [02/3A/00]".

    Can someone please tell me what DVD-R is on the market that has a "Silver Writing Bottom" and also that is 100% compatible on all DVD playback units...or at least close to it.

    Thank you!
  2. antons

    antons Member

    Nov 6, 2003
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    The closest to silver you get is using RW (re-writable) DVD's.. But they are not as compatible with players as the Deep purple one.

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