What DVD-R Media Do You Use

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by Rodster, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I was be curious to know the ID on those TDK's. They are not known for reliability in the US.
  2. Rodster

    Rodster Well-Known Member


    These TDK's come in a 10 pack in slim jewel cases. I never buy DVD-R's in spindles because I prefer to have cases for each disc. I have a brand new blank TDK DVD-R here, how do i find the ID your referring to?

    Last edited: Aug 4, 2007
  3. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

  4. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I use Sony. Always have had quality burns, never a problem.
  5. servant74

    servant74 Member


    I generally purchase from SuperMediaStore.com

    I have had good luck with Sony DVD+R's and some Verbatim DVD+RDL's I was given. Using a

    I just got some RiData DVD-R DL that my writer is supposed to be able to use, but no-joy. My drives won't recognize it as being DL

    My drives are
    G: HL-DL-ST DVDRRW GSA-2166D(rev. 1.01)
    E: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9585 (rev. B100)

    The G: drive is an LG and is new for me. It is supposed to do the DVD-RDL. They both work well with +R and -R. I have used the E: with DVD+RDL but it doesn't even recognize media was inserted if I put the -RDL in it.
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Pure junk

    Use Verbatim +R DL (made in Singapore) only
  7. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    For those of you who use supermediastore.com, next time, try out newegg.com, I always find the best prices there (and still receive quality product).
  8. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I saw Newegg had a good deal on 50 Verbatims for about $14 or something.
  9. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    I buy Verbatims from newegg, spindles of 100, for about $30, and sometimes you can even find free shipping.
  10. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    That's a good deal. My mom gets Sony in 50 packs and they've worked great.
  11. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

  12. jerryel

    jerryel Member

    I use whatever I get, usually by price as long as it is a name brand. Of late it's been Memorex because of price (and what my daughter brings over for me).

    I've read the problems people have with Brand X or Brand Y but I have not experienced any of those problems and still have working movie backups from years ago burned on No-Name disks. On movies that are near or over 2 hours I use DVD Shrink instead of Clone DVD because the quality seems better (on an LCD HDTV). As for durability I have Grand Kids who coat them with goo and throw them around and a wash with Windex and they still work fine as long as they don't have heavy scratches.

    I use a Lite-On external USB burner and always burn at 4x while multi-tasking at the same time, including Web browsing, making DVD labels with a Brother Label printer or organizing my collection with DVD Profile. I do have an internal DVD burner, also Lite-On, but have had problems with that one when multi-tasking. I never get a bad DVD burn with the USB burner unless it's my own mistake (wrong choices of what to burn).
  13. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Memorex is probably the worst of all. Also you can burn at 8x.