Verbatim DVD+R DL Made in India ones aren't so bad?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by sorensen721, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. sorensen721

    sorensen721 New Member

    I've noted that Webslinger and others have been recommending Verbatim DVD+R DLs Made in Singapore, but its very hard (and expensive) to get them here so I've settled with Made in India ones, made by MoserBaer.

    The result below doesn't look too bad. What do you think?
    Writer: LG GSA-H22L at 2.4 speed
    Drive used for the test: Pioneer 107D
    DVDRDLIndiaPIPOTest.jpg

    Would I get 'better' results if I use a different test drive, a BenQ or Liteon ones maybe?
     
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I am not a scanning freak but I do think there is a chance for better results.
     
  3. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Scans are another "benchmark" type tool and I put very little faith in them.
    I have no use for D/L media but the Singapore seem to be the most recommended.
     
  4. justbran

    justbran Active Member

    Please tell me how I can scan my DVD Media..

    I feel the same way about Memorex as well.
     
  5. jvc

    jvc Well-Known Member

    Quality Rating: 97.26% ain't bad...............
     
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Memorex is utter junk

    And the Verbatim +R DL made in India aren't terrible, but on average are not as good as the ones made in Singapore.

    By the way, I don't trust Pioneer drives for pi/po scans.
     
  7. icedog31

    icedog31 Active Member

    Webslinger where can the Verbatim Singapore dvd's be found? I have looked everywhere and can't find them. I can find Verbatim made in Taiwan but not Singapore. Also what is your take on the quality of Sony +R blank dvd's.
     
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    They are harder to find in North America (and typically only on +R DLs).

    Those are single layer discs made either by Prodisc or CMC and sold under Verbatim's name (so they are held to higher standards than the CMC and Prodisc sold under other brand's labels).

    About average (they aren't horrible in general, but they aren't in the same league as Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim) . . .
     
  9. kinhell

    kinhell New Member

    DVD Blank Media

    I have used all formats of DVD and the best I have have found is the Panasonic DVD-R with ty3 dye.
     
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That blank media you're referring to is made in Japan, is actually made by Taiyo Yuden and is sold under Panasonic's label.

    What does your comment have to do with +R DL blank media?
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2008
  11. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    I have a question to Webslinger concerning "Verbatim DVD+R 8,5 GB Double Layer 240 min 2,4x":
    Do you recommend burning at 2,4x or is it better to burn at 1x?

    Thank you very much! ;)
     
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I don't recommend burning at 1x.

    Honestly, it depends on the burner, and the burner's firmware. For MKM 001 generally 4x or 2.4x works well.
     
  13. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    Burning at 4x although the medium is specified for max. 2,4? :confused:
    Sorry, if I am off-posting again... ;)

    (BTW: This Lite-On LH-20A1P drives me crazy...)
     
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    MKM 001 is rated "up to an 8x speed" on the label (if you look closely).
     
  15. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    O.K. 8)

    How much do you pay for Verbatim DVD+R 8,5 GB Double Layer?
    I am asking this, because here it is expensive... :(
    (Each about 2 Euro)
     
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That seems pretty crazy. At the time when I bought mine they were on sale for approximately $1 U.S. per disc (and they were all made in Singapore). I don't live in the U.S. btw.
     
  17. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately nobody in Europe is able to halt inflation... :(
    But $1 U.S. for VERBATIM is a steal since I pay 1,30 Euro for INTENSO...
     
  18. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Verbatim D/L run about $2 per disc in the US. The best I have ever saw is about $1.75.
     
  19. sondeterra

    sondeterra Well-Known Member

    Cost

    In the US at my local Sam's Club DVD+RDL Verbatims sell fo $69.95 + Tax for a spindle of 50.