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#1 of 37 Shawn.G

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Posted September 24 2003 - 02:06 PM

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 of 37 NickSo

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Posted September 24 2003 - 02:34 PM

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

#3 of 37 Scott L

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Posted September 24 2003 - 04:56 PM

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.

#4 of 37 David Williams

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Posted September 24 2003 - 06:41 PM

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.

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#5 of 37 David Susilo

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Posted September 25 2003 - 01:55 AM

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 of 37 Andrej Dolenc

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Posted September 25 2003 - 02:34 AM

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.

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#7 of 37 Steven K

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Posted September 25 2003 - 02:47 AM

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

#8 of 37 Carl Miller

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Posted September 25 2003 - 03:13 AM

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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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.


Just bought a spindle of 30 for $1.99 after rebates from Office Max. Don't know if that sale is still on but mentioning it just in case.
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#9 of 37 GrahamJW

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Posted September 25 2003 - 05:23 AM

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.

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#10 of 37 Christian Behrens

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Posted September 25 2003 - 05:41 AM

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.

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#11 of 37 David Susilo

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Posted September 25 2003 - 06:19 AM

Those DVDs are coded with license so consumer standalone CD recorder can record onto them. No special quality whatsoever.

#12 of 37 Steven K

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Posted September 25 2003 - 06:20 AM

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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

This is not really true - the reason that audio CDs cost more than regular data CD-Rs, is that a good portion of the cost of audio CD-Rs goes to royalties that are paid to the music industry. The only fundamental difference between an audio CD-R and a data CD-R is that the audio CD-Rs have an extra "on" bit set. If this bit does not exist or is not set, the audio recorders will recognize that the disc is not an audio CD-R (and hence, no royalty was paid) and will not record to the disc.

#13 of 37 Bob Graz

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Posted September 25 2003 - 09:39 AM

I've had problems with Memorex, I don't buy them. I use standard Verbatim's and I'm happy with them.

#14 of 37 Ken Seeber

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Posted September 25 2003 - 12:01 PM

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 of 37 Shawn.G

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Posted September 25 2003 - 04:53 PM

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 of 37 Brian Ruth

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Posted September 26 2003 - 12:59 AM

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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#17 of 37 Steven K

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Posted September 26 2003 - 01:35 AM

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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 knew this was the case for DVD-Rs, but wasn't aware that it was the case for CD-Rs either. I believe that the media that is made in Taiwan is manufactured by CMC, so be careful NOT to pick up these discs up.

#18 of 37 GrahamJW

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Posted September 26 2003 - 05:43 AM

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.

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#19 of 37 Ken Seeber

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Posted September 26 2003 - 07:17 AM

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He did pay more for them; I thought they were better quality optimized for music.


No, there's no difference in quality between music and data CD-Rs. The only difference is that music CR-Rs are encoded so they will work in a stand-alond recorder and therefore carry a licensing fee that goes to the RIAA. That's the only reason they are more expensive.

#20 of 37 Kevin P

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Posted September 26 2003 - 07:39 AM

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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