What is the Best DVD-R Blank media

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  1. Aaron Reynolds

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    Yeah, the Future Shop sales are crazy right now. I just bought a 100 disc spindle of Mitsumi DVD-R 4x 4.7GBs for $39.99 CDN. I have no idea if they stink or not, but I'll let everyone know how they go in my Panasonic E55 (which was a Christmas gift from my wife).
     
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    yeah i'd like to know if those Mitsumi dvd's are worth the buy.. the name and the price kinda make me doubtful... but with regular blank CD-r's no-name brands worked just as good for me.. not sure if its the same with DVD's
     
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    I thought the same thing about these Dynex brand DVD+R's, I got them for $3.00/50 pack on Black Friday. But out of 10 or so, they have all burned and played prerfectly.
     
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    The Mitsumi discs arrived -- they're not in a spindle, they're shrinkwrapped together with a blank at each end and then packaged in a white cardboard box with a sticker on it. High class all the way. [​IMG]

    The discs themselves are unbranded, which is nice. First one I tried had no problems in the Panasonic E55.
     
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    Well, I've burned 5 of the Mitsumi discs now, and the last one failed. I was disappointed until I looked at the disc: there was a big thumbprint along the edge. When I wiped the print off of the disc, I could clearly see the pattern of the burn interrupted where the thumbprint had been.

    User error!
     
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    They keep getting cheaper -- Future Shop's weekend flyer had boxes of 200 of those Mitsumi DVD-Rs for $69.99 CDN.
     
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    I would stay far away from a lot of the cheap Futureshop media deals. Such as the Kodak ones they had one sale etc....

    If you purchase cheap media you will get cheap results. I would definitely suggest Ritek Ridata branded media, I have burned thousands of these without a single issue and they are very reasonably priced.

    I order mine from blankmedia.ca for $56/100 spindle and thats CDN dollars! [​IMG]

    Just my $0.02! [​IMG]
     
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    Keep in mind that quality is not just limited to if the disc burns right. A couple other factors are 1) will it play in other drives and 2) how long will it last.

    Not wanting to take risks with my data, I just buy exclusively Taiyo Yuden, a Japananese manufacturer with one of the best reputations in the business.

    I paid about .75 per disc shipped for 100 at rima.com but I felt it was worth a little extra for peace of mind.
     
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    I was able to pick up two 50-packs of the Sony DVD-R (1-8X) for $39.98 this afternoon. When I called Customer Service to check availability there were 19, however, by the time I got to the store there was only three or four.

    I noticed the Memorex –RWs are always on sale. Do any of the other brands go on sale?
     
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    There is a buy one for $19.99 get one free sale on Maxell 15-pack DVD-RWs thru Feb. 5 at Office Depot.
     
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    Ian,

    Just tried a couple of spindles of those Maxell -RWs for my Toshiba XS-32. This machine has been finicky with media (would not accept the 2X Memorex), but I'm happy to say these Maxells worked fine on a test run yesterday. I was getting worried about not being able to find -RWs for it, as my hard drive is a bit full.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Ritek G04's
     
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    I have a question.
    it seems like dvd-r's are more expensive that dvd+r's
    are dvd-r's really any better?
    Ive been using dvd+r's mostly from memorex for 2 years now and they have worked great for me in all my dvd players
    thanks
     
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    I'm not sure it has anything to do with -Rs being any better, but perhaps, which format is more predominant? (Probably more for computer usage than recorders at this point.) I know that +Rs and +RWs are so much easier to find at the stores. -RWs are so scarce it gets me a bit worried.
     
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    Any more good deals at the moment?
     
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    Elizabeth,

    I do no think you have anything to worry about. I think the -RW scarcity is because they are popular.
     
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    I was just given a Panasonic DMR-E75V DVD Recorder for my birthday. It's my first dvd recorder and I was hoping someone could recommend the best blank disks (-R) for this player.

    I only know (from this thread and other such threads across the net) that some disks work better with some recorders. But I haven't read anything about this particular Panasonic recorder and don't want to buy garbage disks.

    Thanks for any help.

    Gary "I'm really excited about this gift" O.
     
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    I have a panasonic dmr-e80h, and the CompUSA DVD-R's work the ebst for me. If you are not near a CompUSA, I think you can get them off there website.
     
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    Thanks Jeremy. I don't have a CompUSA near me, so I'd have to order online (which is ok, but if I can pick something up from a Circuit City, Office Depot, or Staples, all the better). Any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Gary "hoping the hookup isn't as difficult as some reviews I've read" O.
     

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