DVD+R opinion

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by ben60, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. ben60

    ben60 Member

    Can anyone give me there opinion on the Verbatim DVD+R blank brand. All i use is Sony and Memorex. But considering using Verbatim. Any opinions on this brand?
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's what you should be using (although I'm not a fan of Verbatim that's made in India by Moser Baer). Memorex is pretty horrible, and Sony tends to be average.

    CD-Rs = Maxell CD-R Pro (these are Taiyo Yudens with a protective coating), Verbatim Datalife Plus, Taiyo Yuden
    DVD±Rs = Maxell Broadcast Quality Series 8x (not regular junk Maxells you find everywhere), Verbatim 8x & 16x, Taiyo Yuden (not Valueline) 8x
    DVD+R DLs = Verbatim made in Singapore (not India), MAM-A 8x
  3. ben60

    ben60 Member

    Verbatim Brand

    So you're saying that Verbatim is better than Sony and Memorex?
  4. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Memorex is universally considered garbage. Sony is considered so-so from what I've read but I wouldn't recommend them. Verbatim is far better. I use Verbatim DVD+R 16x (Taiwan) discs and have no issues at all.
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes. That's what I am saying, unless you happen to get Sony made by Taiyo Yuden (but when Verbatim has been made in Japan, it has been made by Taiyo Yuden as well).
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2008
  6. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    As already mentioned.......Memorex is not good..Sony is so-so..... Verbatim is good. I've backed up well over 1000 movies using Verbatim 16X +R and I have yet to get a bad disc.
  7. rmbrewer

    rmbrewer Well-Known Member

    Out of somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 - 500 Sony DVD +R and -R disk I have used at work and play I have only had, maybe at the most 3 or 4 bad ones if that many. I do archive backups at work with them and also use them at home. I backup and store all my digital camera pics on them for storage in my safe deposit box. I guess it is in the manufacture of the media if you get good ones or bad ones. I guess I have been very blessed.

    I do agree with Memorex. I bought a 50 pack a couple of years ago and ended up throwing most of them away.

    Webslinger. Who do you recommend getting the T-Ys from? I have seen them advertised very few places. Thanks.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2008
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I don't live in the U.S. nor in Europe, so I suspect my answer would not particularly interest you. However, if you're in the U.S, http://www.supermediastore.com/ is one source.
  9. durkinjt

    durkinjt Member

    Supermediastore.com is the best, honest, great prices, great shipping.
  10. rmbrewer

    rmbrewer Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your recommendation. It is very much appreciated.
  11. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I get my Verbatim form Newegg.

    SWOLETAN Active Member

    How much are they there for the -R's I get them (or the +R) YES the good ones...Or at least they work when burned at 4X 100% good on ebay from a certain guy (who sometimes doesn't put them one ebay at $28 for 4 25 packs shipped to my door in usually about 5 days from date of order. So 28 cents....

    If you want the contact info Ill share lol. He's not on there all the time Or just look it up in my recent activity, Im swoletan on there too 8)
  13. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    I gotta agree. I've use Sony any time I can not get Verbatim and I've had real good luck with the Sony as well. I wonder how to tell a TY made Sony?

  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    They will be made in Japan and code out as "TYGxx" if they are dvd-r or "Yudenxxxx" in they are dvd+r.