Best blank dvds for my burner

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by failurbydesign, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. failurbydesign

    failurbydesign music MUSIC music Political User

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    i have a Liteon DVDRW SOHW 832S and was wondering what type of dvdr's arethe best. i dont understand the + and - and i have some dvd+r's but they burn at 4x, but they say the max is 16x..so i need some more and want to get the right kind..

    here is a link to my burner

    http://www.liteonamericas.com/us/DVDRW_832S.htm
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Well you will see that most home dvd players prefere +r and with my Lite-On the same as yours I use Memorex +r , Verbatim +r and I find that they work very well , You might also see that some home dvd players just dont play copies very well at all, where as some others have no troubles with them.
     
  4. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    I use nothing but Ridata +Rs and Memorex +Rs and have not had 1 (and I really mean I've not had 1) bad burn ever!

    that could be those blank discs or my NEC dvd burner (2500 flashed to a 2510)
     
  5. dreamliner77

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    Don't go by retail names... Most big names (TDK, Sony, Fuji, Memorex, etc) switch disc manufacturers regularly. Taiyo Yuden is by far the best disc manufacturer, usually notable by the fact that blank discs or packaging will say "Made In Japan." The exception to this is Sony, which does have their own -R discs which are made in Japan. Verbatims are normally good, made by MCC (Mitsubishi). I highly recommend you check the media code written on the disc. Nero can do this as well as DVDIdentifier.

    It also depends on the burner that you have and Lite-On's have not been the best DVD burners out there, but there scanning capability is great.

    Ritek (Ricoh) used to be great discs but have gone very far down hill in the last few months.

    I definitely recommend that you aqcuaint yourself with Nero's CD/DVD Speed and do some disc quality scans.
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    That's a nice link, AZ. Thanks. :)
     
  7. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    The thing I disagree with in the guide is the classification of CMC media. CMC can make some decent media. ANd they also have different tiers to their manufacturing (IE, Verbatim gets the best, off-brands get second tier).

    ALot of folks over at cdfreaks.com have been getting consistantly good burns with CMC MAG E01 recently.
     
  8. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    It is a complete minefield, (and that's not bringing dual-layers into the equation :nervous:) but I've always found Verbatim to be very good for DVD-Rs. I don't think I've used DVD+Rs.

    I ALWAYS use TDK for audio CDs but I've never used them for DVDs.