Verbatim DVD-R Made in Taiwan

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by Rodster, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Rodster

    Rodster Well-Known Member

    Hi all

    Recently picked up a DVD-R 10 pack - Verbatim - and on the back it says Made in Taiwan. Im sure these were made in Singpore up till recently, unless im getting this confused with DL discs. They are in slimline cases, not full jewel cases. On the bottom left hand corner of the box it says Verbatim Americas LLC 2007. At the bottom right hand corner it has "Verbatim #95099" in red and then "0710-203". Now these are copyright 2007. To my knowledge of all the Verbatim DVD-R discs I have used, none have supported up to 16x write speed ever, unless these are a new high speed version.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You are confusing this, yes.
     
  3. Rodster

    Rodster Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the clarification, and to my knowledge ive never seen Verbatim DVD-R's that write up to 16x - I think ive gone DL crazy and so use to using them that I havent look at any others :)
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    They do exist.
     
  5. Rodster

    Rodster Well-Known Member

    Also picked up a 5 pack of Verbatim DVD-RW for the DVD Recorder and these too are Made in Taiwan, so it seems only the DL media is actually Made in Singapore. You would think they would make them all in Singpore.
     
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    As far as I'm aware, they aren't being made in Singapore anymore. So if you can find them, consider yourself lucky and buy them while you can (+R DL).
     
  7. Rodster

    Rodster Well-Known Member

    Does this also apply to the DVD-R DL or only the DVD+R DL. From memory you recommended the +R over the -R.
     
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Dunno

    -R DL is a completely useless disc format, so that's not something I concern myself with
     
  9. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Single layer Verbatim 16X media has been available for quite some time.
     
  10. Indyrod

    Indyrod Well-Known Member

    talk about resurrecting an old thread, but actually I found it doing a google search, since the Search here is a little sketchy. I do not understand why anybody would say dvd-r is useless. yea, dvd-+r is probably better, but 4.7 gigs is 4.7 gigs, and they are write one time either way. with the cheap price, and great deals on the Net for dvd-r packs, I still can't see a good reason for movie backups, being on anything but quality dvd-rs. of course, mine are all on external drives, so this is a philosophical debate issue. :cool:
     
  11. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    -r isn't "useless", it's just not recommended. +R has multiple benefits. Booktype setting, variable layer break (for double layer media), beter data integrity. The 1st can't even be done on -r media, no booktype setting and double layer media has a fixed layer break position which can cause errors with burning.
     
  12. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    Maybe I'm reading too much into this Singapore thing, but today I received a couple of cake-boxes of Verbatim Datalife Plus DVD+R (single layer) blanks. Is Singapore not a place for quality blanks? I'm trying single layer Verbatim Datalife Plus DVD+Rs because I get very intermittent skips occasionally from Taiyo Yuden/JVC DVD-Rs, the same place won't always skip.

    I know my purchases of Verbatim Datalife Plus DVD+R DL, made in Taiwan, has been quality, no burning problems that weren't caused by User Error. (D'oh!)
     
  13. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    Maybe it is time to update the Recommended Blank Media sticky since it has been several years and manufacturing QA has changed.