Need help choosing blank media.

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by Hawk, May 18, 2008.

  1. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I see no indication that those are made in Singapore. How do you know they are made in Singapore? If they are, definitely buy them.

    This is what people should be buying:

    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
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  3. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member


    I guess I didn't say it properly. What I meant when I gone by it I will make sure they are made in Singapore.

    I guess i should also start reading stickies as well.


    Thank you!
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. They're going to be made in either Taiwan or India. I would, personally, avoid the ones made in India (by Moser Baer).
  5. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    Got you.

    Thank you for guidance to correct media type.

  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If they are made in Taiwan, the discs will either be made by Prodisc or CMC (and produced to Verbatim's standards). Some people prefer Prodisc Verbatims, but on average I tend to find I achieve better results with CMC made Verbatims (with the exception of PAP6 and MAP6 serials, but I don't think those are still in circulation).
    Last edited: May 24, 2008
  7. profcolli

    profcolli Well-Known Member

    Futureshop Canada (OP site) has many Verbatim Made in Singapore (MIS) DL (MKM-004) packs, but you have to go to the store to check it out. I got Verbatim MIS DL on sale there on the same shelf as the Moser-Bauer Made in India media ($20 for 20). The same applies to the 16x +R media ($30 for 100 MIS).

    Don't buy it online - check it at the store.