Which BR discs do most use?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by cp1966, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. cp1966

    cp1966 Well-Known Member

    I have AnyDVD HD, and a Blu Ray burner but I have yet to use it so to speak, as the cost of DL Blu Rays still seem to be to expensive to make it worthwhile.

    What discs do most of you (that make BR back-ups) use?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. dude2063

    dude2063 Well-Known Member

    I have been using Optical Quantum 25gb 4X for approx. 2-3 years now. Absolutely no complaints yet! The best price I've ever come across was on runtechmedia.com...300 for $209 w/shipping (on sale). I doubt that can be beat!
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  3. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Might help if you say what part of the world you are in as that can determine what cheaper discs are available to you. I'm in the UK and use TDK DL BD-R's which work out at £2.49 each before tax and shipping. When buying SL BD-R's try and get High to Low (HTL) with the dark underside as they are more reliable than the Low to High (LTH) discs with the yellow/gold underside
  4. cp1966

    cp1966 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Im in Region 1, USA.

    I have used Optical Quantum sinle layer Blu Ray for home movies, and they are cheap and work great. But I dont have any studio Blu Rays that are under 25 gb. And I was unde the impression that largr movies could not be shrunk.

    I should have mentioned in the first post that I was looking for DL discs.
  5. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Blu-rays can be shrunk using BD-rebuilder
  6. Pudder

    Pudder Active Member

    Smartblu 50gb Dual Layer....

    Try smartblu at media mega mall.com. You will need 50gb dual layer especially for the 1:1 3-D back ups. You will need a newer Bluyray player to use them such as the Pioneer 206 D. it is an excellent burner. I burn at 4X with no problems...

    $3.56 ea with free shipping....
    SmartBlu Blu-ray Disc BD-R 6x 50GB SBR6SSH50 - Lacquer Non-Hub Print 50pk Cakebox

  7. fast eddie

    fast eddie Well-Known Member

    Yes, go to discount warehouse locations on the web, you can get Blu-ray disks much cheaper single or dual layer.


    I am bias to Blu-ray white labled blank disks with the fastest burn rate you can get, so you can use your ink-jet printer to print on them.

    Use Imgburn to burn your disks, it can handle burning too fast.
  8. Pelvis Popcan

    Pelvis Popcan Well-Known Member

    Buy single layer Verbatim BD-R discs from Amazon. Avoid Low to High. An example of what I would buy at $1.60 per disc: http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-97457-Blu-ray-Recordable-25-Disc/dp/B00471HK0Q/

    I used to recommend buying BD-R DL discs from the Japanese sellers on eBay as they were the cheapest price I knew of; however, the Japanese sellers now have their items on Amazon for even less. So, buy Mitsubishi-Verbatim BD-R DL discs from Amazon now. An example of what I would buy at $3.78 per disc: http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-Blu-ray-Disc-50-Spindle/dp/B0056DV0L4/
  9. Rich86

    Rich86 Well-Known Member

    Ritek-4x BD-R media

    I have had excellent results with Ritek 4x BD-R inkjet printable media. They are inexpensive (under $1 each), burn fine, and seem to work fine afterwards.
  10. Cabong

    Cabong Well-Known Member

    Using TDK BD-R DL 50GB 6x buring @ 8x on LG BH14NS40

    They're not cheap though. Close to $6us/unit.
  11. Pelvis Popcan

    Pelvis Popcan Well-Known Member

  12. cp1966

    cp1966 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the responses!

    I have used newegg for many items, and was unaware of BD Rebuilder. I will check that out.
  13. Roycal

    Roycal Well-Known Member

    RiData has worked for me and is my first choice for 25GB BDR. For 50GB TDK from Japan is the best value.

    Otherwise about 90 percent of Blu ray releases have a bunch of garbage to cross the 25GB threshold. I Use ClownBD and BDRebuilder to shrink it with little loss in quality. ;)
  14. Cabong

    Cabong Well-Known Member

    I'm fairly new at this, got my 1st BD burner about a week ago.

    I've been buying those because I can burn at 8x. But I guess you're right. I'm not in such a rush after all.

  15. Roycal

    Roycal Well-Known Member

    Cabong, be careful how fast you burn. Faster is not always better. But if you are burning that fast, make sure the verify is enabled. ;)

    I recommend not burning above 4X speed. And also recommend not using the top speed of the disks' label. If you want it to work every time, choose the slowest possible burn speed and leave your computer alone while it's burning.

    BTW, my interest is just in a clean reliable backup. I am not interested in high speed reproductiion.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2012
  16. Pelvis Popcan

    Pelvis Popcan Well-Known Member

    I bought a bunch of RiData DVD-R discs years ago, 100 of them. Not a one of them burned successfully. After troubleshooting (rememeber this was a long time ago now) I found out that it was the discs that were the problem. I looked online (was new to burning then) and found that everyone agreed, RiData = bad. So, I would be extremely cautious about using any of their products. Perhaps their Blu-Rays are OK, but I'm not willing to play with RiData ever again.
  17. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    I've written over 1000 Ridata Blu-ray discs with around 20 failures, and discs I wrote from 5 years ago still work fine now
  18. SuperFist

    SuperFist Member

    I've bought hundreds of Optical Quantum discs and quickly ran out of storage space. With the impending domination of Cinavia, I thought it sage to invest in a AIOS media player and store my movies on HDDs and it has worked beautifully! Just this past Black Friday, Seagate had 3TB USB 3.0 external hard drives for $99 each! That will roughly store around 120 movies that would fit on just as many discs. Go HDD, guys... trust me. It will bulwark you against the Cinavia threat as well as assuage the need for storage space.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2012
  19. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    2 things I'd have to say.
    1 If like me you always shrink your discs to Single layer then it's cheaper to buy SL BD-R's than to buy a hard drive Unless you manage to get one in a sale.
    2 If your HD dies you lose everything, if 1 BD-R fails you only lose 1 disc.

    As to Cinavia, just don't use a player that detects it
  20. Cabong

    Cabong Well-Known Member

    I've watched most of all the movies I've burned, they're all 100% OK.

    I knew I could do this, this is why I got that brand. Not sure it worth the difference in price thought.