Which CD-R do you use...mine skip after a while

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  1. Shawn.G

    Shawn.G Second Unit

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    I use the Memorex 700mb, 80min CD-Rs. After I burn a cd, it will start to skip after a week or so, even if it has no scratches. I would like to know which cd-r is the best quality. I burn mp3s, and I make sure they are 128 or better. Even after I burn the cd with mp3s it will sound fine. But after a week it starts to skip, and there are no scratches on the cd. Please help. Thank you.
     
  2. NickSo

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    Check out CDfreaks.com, in the articles section they have links to the best CDR-media brands. Check that out.
     
  3. Scott L

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    Yea my Memorex's bought at Best Buy don't really last that long compared to others I've had. I've recently been using TDK's and they seem pretty reliable.
     
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    I use nothing but Verbatim DataLife Plus. They use a metal Azo Blue dye layer (it looks Peacock Blue), instead of an organic dye layer that 95% of the other use. The only problem I've had is finding it at retail. None of the stores (BB, CompUSA, etc) in my area stock them, so I order them online.

    Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
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    So far I've used more than 10,000 pieces of Princo. The first disc I used 2 years ago and put in the car still works like a charm
     
  6. Andrej Dolenc

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    I've had great luck with Fuji CD's. Best Buy puts 'em on sale every now and then so they can be had for dirt cheap.

    Andrej
     
  7. Steven K

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    Taiyo Yuden Pthatocyanine discs will last for many, many years - they are tough to find though.
     
  8. Carl Miller

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    I use Fuji most of the time at the recommendation of active Grateful Dead and DMB traders...Taiyo Yuden when I can find them at the right price.

     
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    Most brands I have tried so far have worked great. I have one CD-R (I believe it is a Memorex) that I have been using for a couple of years with a music mix that has not given me any problems.

    I know there are some CD-R marked specifically for music (they are a bit more). You may want to try one of those. They are made for the desktop CD recorders as some of those units will not record reliably to a CD-R for data.

    Cheers..John
     
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    No point in buying these audio CD-Rs when you use them with a computer. They just cost more, but don't give you any quality advantage.

    -Christian
     
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    Those DVDs are coded with license so consumer standalone CD recorder can record onto them. No special quality whatsoever.
     
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    I've had problems with Memorex, I don't buy them. I use standard Verbatim's and I'm happy with them.
     
  14. Ken Seeber

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    Let me put in another recommendation for Fuji. All of the Fujis marked Made in Japan are manufactured by Taiyo Yuden, which is one of the best CD-R makers out there.

    I never pay more that $4.99 for a spindle of 50 Fujis at Best Buy because they have them on sale about once a month.
     
  15. Shawn.G

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    Wow, thank you everyone for your help. The Memorex were really making me angry. I will look for fuji cd-rs on sale from now on.
    I have a question about the music cd-r. Will they work on the Xbox which doesn't read burned cds? Thank you.
     
  16. Brian Ruth

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    Shawn:

    I'd recommend the TDKs (ESPECIALLY the certified plus CDs). They're expensive, and perhaps hard to find, but they do a great job. They also have the blue dye layer everyone seems to be talking about.

    As for your music CD-R: my guess is it wont play in your XBox without tweaking of such a nature that it is likely prohibited from discussion in this forum. Don't have an XBox, though, so I dont know for sure.
     
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  18. GrahamJW

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    Steven:

    Thanks for the information. I have a friend with a desktop CD-R in his HT setup, and we tried some of my CD-Rs (for data and music) and the recorder wouldn't record. The friend went out and bought some of the "music only" CD-Rs and they worked. He did pay more for them; I thought they were better quality optimized for music. Should have known that there was some greedy monetary gain in the music industries' part.

    cheers..John
     
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    I've had good luck with the Sony discs. I tend to avoid Memorex because I always hear bad things about them. I've gone through a couple of Verbatim spindles and they work well except for a couple discs which skipped in my picky car changer.
     

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