Cheap!!!

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by DetroitBaseball, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

  2. jvc

    jvc Well-Known Member

    I see they don't tell you a brand name for them. I'll bet they are some CMC Mag stock, they want to get rid of. Remember, you get what you pay for...........
     
  3. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    For the price, it's ok to have a few coasters.
     
  4. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    A few coasters yes, but isn't dye shelf life an important issue also? I was told that the cheaper, and I don't just mean inexpensive, the media, the shorter the lifespan of the dye.
     
  5. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Have you ID'd them? My bet is the same as jvc...Crap Media Corp.
    That price is not that great. Many retail stores sell Verbatim, regularly, for about $13 50/pk on sale and they are cheaper online.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2007
  6. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Yes it is. I purchased some cheap media when I first started burning. Less than 6 months later the movies were all but unwatchable.
     
  7. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's terrible.
     
  8. DrDetroit

    DrDetroit Member

    This isn't always true.

    I've had hundreds of successes a literally no coasters, though not with this offer with a similar one.

    $20 delivered for 100 16x DVD+R's, that's 0.20 each. and they work as well as the Sony's for double plus tax a friend insists on using.

    I did get mine on a holiday sale, I did get more than one and also read the reviews which is great about the net.

    I paid $5 more at a time later in the year and I only shop with free shipping.
     
  9. DrDetroit

    DrDetroit Member

    Where quality media is the biggest issue is in data backups, or massive loads of info. :mad:

    In some instances a 25% load on the disc might cause it to have problems or become unstable.

    Data is best handled on CD+R. :clap:

    I've been going back and watching old films for over 8 months and what I would like to do in case media might be unstable is make backups of the backups eventually and duplicate backups from there forward.

    I prefer the cheaper media, and haven't noticed a difference aside from saving myself some cash. Shop wise, read reviews, spend 2 hours researching and update your research every 6 months. :agree:

    How you handle discs is also a huge factor, store them at room temps in the dark in cases and never touch them aside from playing them. Media is far more sensitive than a mfg'd duplicate. My friend has the Sony media and you can't even watch many of his films that are half the age of mine. Mine are in cases and are filed and play without flaw so long as they were that way on day one.

    I do have some that play with some trouble, but the source wasn't the best to begin with and I've had to correct that as I go.

    One film gave me reason for pause and concern. Super Troopers. Played fine the first time, thereafter problems. At a 1/4 percent error rate, +/_ I can live with that.

    :bowdown:
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2007
  10. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Check the quality of those copies in about 6 months.
     
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Actually, it does tend to be. Longevity and burn quality tend to be vastly inferior on cheap junk, but suit yourself. There's a reason why most knowledgeable people and well-respected burning forums use and recommend Taiyo Yuden Premiums and Verbatim.
     
  12. Metrock

    Metrock Active Member

    When I first started burning I used cheap media like Memorex that was on sale. This was about 2 or so years ago, and those discs still play like the day I burned them and also they still rip onto my HD perfectly. Nowdays I only use Verbatim and TY and recieve a few less coasters then the cheap stuff, plus there normally about the same price as the cheap stuff when there on sale.
     
  13. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

  14. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Office Max has 100 pk 16X +R or -R Verbatim for $22.99. Add the $10 off COUPON and you get 100 for $12.99
     
  15. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    You can't beat that.

    Is it instant or a mail-in rebate?

    Can you provide a link also?
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2007
  16. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Office Max If that link does not work......go to the Office Max site .... click on "Weekly Add" .... put in your Zip Code.
     
  17. Metrock

    Metrock Active Member

    I bought a 50 pk of the newly packaged Verbatims from Office Max today for 14.99. I got plenty of the old packaged ones so I thought I'd give these a spin.
     
  18. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Have you ID'd them yet? Let us know how they work out.......please.
     
  19. jcusimano2@kc.rr.com

    jcusimano2@kc.rr.com Well-Known Member

    You get what you pay for

    Why would you pay 22.00 for a 100 pask of crap when you could get a 100 pack of 1st. class 4 25.00 per 100 pack. Officemax 100 pk. verbs. 24.99.
    BTW if you go back & try to backup one of your back-ups that was on cheap media 6 mos later I bet that your dvd reader won't even read it!!Matter of fact I gurantee it>Cheap media:(:(:(
     
  20. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member