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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Felix Martinez

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Posted February 05 2004 - 04:01 AM

DVD ETC. reader Larry Bevil from Kingsport, TN points out in a letter to the editor in the March 2004 issue that many DVD-R (for General) media vary in quality. I agree 100% - be careful what you buy!

My own personal experiences after authoring and burning hundreds of DVD-Rs is that Apple brand and Maxell DVD-Rs provide the best compatibility across many brands of players I've personally tested - old and new players alike, as well as DVD-ROM drives. I now use Apple brand for video projects, and Maxell for archiving data. I just got fed up spending $$ going from one brand to another.

Worst compatibility - Memorex, although they've recently started producing 4X compatible discs which may have a better compatibility (haven't tried them, nor do I have the desire after my previous experience with their DVD-R media).

Here's a nice link comparing and explaining different types of media, players, etc.

http://www.dvdtoday....le DVD Test.htm

Cheers,

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted February 05 2004 - 04:29 AM

Looks like a good story idea there, Felix. Going to write it for the magazine?

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted February 20 2004 - 04:54 PM

I've got some 4X Memorex that has been fantastic. They read perfectly in all my computer drives, my Yamaha DVD player, my Panasonic DVD player, my Philips DVD player, and my XBox.

No coasters yet, and I'd know if there were coasters, since I use the verify-after-burn option in Nero.

I also use them in my Pansonic settop DVD recorder.

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Felix Martinez

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Posted February 22 2004 - 09:56 AM

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I've got some 4X Memorex that has been fantastic.


Yes, last week, a friend came over with the newer 4X Memorex so I could do a project for him. I was happy to see that the 4X media appeared to be much better.

Of course, if you own one of the older DVD-R/RW burners (ex. the Pioneer 104 "Superdrive"), make sure your firmware is updated or the 4X media may damage your drive.

Cheers,