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Recommended Blank Media

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by Webslinger, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    CD-Rs = Maxell CD-R Pro (Taiyo Yudens with a protective coating), Verbatim Datalife Plus, and Taiyo Yuden

    DVD±Rs = Maxell Broadcast Quality Series 8x (not regular junk Maxells you find everywhere . . . we're not sure if these are being made anymore),

    Verbatim Datalife Plus (avoid Ritek made Verbatims; these might be fakes), and Taiyo Yuden (not Valueline, not Trublu) 8x

    Tip: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817507003

    DVD+R DLs = Verbatim made in Singapore (preferably not India) and MAM-A 8x

    DVD-R DLs = none (useless format)

    Here is some useful information:

    http://www.digitalfaq.com/reviews/dvd-media.htm

    BluRay Blanks user info: https://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=52214

    TIP: Avoid LTH (Low to High) if you can, they use organic dye, have a shorter shelf life and are not compatible with all players/writers

    Blank-related user info:


    1. Taiyo Yuden Triple Guard (sometimes called "Triple Coated" in the U.K.) which may be a thing of the past and not so important these days.

    See this information if you consider these blanks: http://www.mediasupply.com/taiyoyuden.html especially the part at the bottom about "name users"

    "Guaranteed Authentic Taiyo Yuden" and beware of the risk.

    2. Maxell Broadcast Quality -- very expensive and not easy to find (I'm not even sure if Maxell Japan still makes them)
    Maxell (X-Treme) Protek also has an anti-scratch coating

    3. Verbatim Videoguard -- not cheap either, but you can find them at Amazon

    4. Century Disc Archival Gold

    5. It's possible that Mori Media in Japan also produces something with an anti-scratch coating, but I'm not overly familiar with Mori media (but Mori is another premium brand)

    This stuff with anti-scratch coating may run anywhere from $2.80-$7 per blank
     
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