whats the best media type?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by eorcd, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. eorcd

    eorcd New Member

    I have used memorex dvd using anydvd and 1clickdvd and have had no problems. Then I went out and bought a stack of 75 and none of them will burn just my luck. So is there one media type that is better than the other?
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2007
  2. TPLAT

    TPLAT Well-Known Member

    Verbatim is pretty good, I have used close to a thousand of them with only one bad disc.
     
  3. Memorex are only good for virgin coasters. You don't even have to try to burn them just take them out of the box and put them on the coffee table. Verb and Ty are best.
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  5. waxman

    waxman Guest

    Verbs are the only way to go; clean everytime. I don't even bother with any thing else, I mean why take the chance.
     
  6. nwasend

    nwasend Active Member

    i never had a problem with 16x TDK -R's. I've been using TDK for about 2 years, and only had about 2 coasters so far.
     
  7. fivestones

    fivestones Well-Known Member

    I am haveing good Luck with Maxell for now. I see that a lot of people use them here also.
     
  8. Blank DVD+R DL Inkjet

    I bought a package of 25 RiDATA 8X for only $1.59 per disk. Big mistake! They are mis-labeled! They are actually only 2.4X and I was only able to burn 15 out of the 25 and half of those are usable but have correctable errors. Only a few burned without any problems. If you're time is worth anything and you don't like being frustrated don't waste your time with these. :mad:
     
  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Ridata is terrible anyway.

    Uhh, $1.59 per disk???? :eek:

    When Verbatim +R DLs are on sale, I can get them for $1+tax per disc.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2007
  10. TPLAT

    TPLAT Well-Known Member

    TDK is starting to use CMC-MAG for some of their 16X -R media, I bought some TDK 16X +R media one time and it also had a CMC-MAG media I.D. and didnt have any problems burning to them but on average only 1 out of every 3 would play.


    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php?selectmedia=4067#comments
     
  11. I know a lot of people here on this forum doesn't much care for it, but I perfer any disc that is CMC MAG AM3 type media aka Memorex..TDK.

    I guess it's an acquired taste.;)
     
  12. bogwan

    bogwan New Member

    memorex

    I have been using verbatim for most of my burning. Sometimes I willbuy Sony. I have never had a problem with either. Today i bought Maxellddvd-r because there were no verbatim or sony in the store. Well these things do not work on any of the programs I tried. Everything I tried said try new media. Has any one else had problems and is there something I could do or are these Maxell's just garbage?
     
  13. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I use Sony DVD-R with Accucore and have never had a bad burn.
     
  14. ack

    ack Member

    bad media

    I always used whatever was on sale..cheap cheap. Then I purchased some Imation on sale at Radio Shack, got 50 of them and not one would work. Clone dvd said copying to media was successful but they would not play on any of my 3 DVD players. So now I use Taiyo Yuden from the supermediastore.com I have used 25 of them and have had no trouble.
     
  15. tahcdz

    tahcdz New Member

    Verbatim +R DL

    Webslinger,

    Where do you buy your Verbatim +R DLs?

    thanks,
    tahcdz
     
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I don't live in the U.S. nor the U.K.
     
  17. McstylisT

    McstylisT Member

    I believe you get what you pay for. :agree: :agree:

    The very best media for quality and long lasting (not actually proved yet) TY and Verbatim branded media. They burn faster , smoother and give superior quality scan results in general. Sure i use the others ,,, for testing and stuff but all my important and personal collections go onto TY or Verbatim only. :D :D
     
  18. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim for Single Layer discs and Verbatim +R for Dual Layer
     
  19. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    funny that :)
    i use verbatim,datawrite,bulqpaq,emtec,mr dvd,and i got loads of 'unbranded' discs from maplin.and more recently i started using taiyo yuden discs.
    i haven't had a single problem with any of them.store them when not in use by keeping in a jewel case and preferably somewhere dark/away from bright light.