Any good deals on blank DVD's?

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  1. CraigL

    CraigL Screenwriter

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    Like the title says...
     
  2. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    Best Buy has 50-disc stacks of Fujifilm dvds, both DVD-R and DVD+R, for $19.95 this week.
     
  3. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    Amazon has the Velocity DVD+R 8X 100-pack spindle for $29.99. Whether they will do right by you is dependent on your DVD burner. Make sure you read the ratings/comments to see if these are suitable for you.
     
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    Staples has Staples brand DVD-R and DVD+R on sale this week. 50 Disc spindle for $14.99.
     
  5. Gary_E

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    Craig,

    Check out www.supermediastore.com
    They have some good deals going on now.
    The RITEK (RIDATA) discs are usually a solid choice.

    -Gary
     
  6. Mike Miskulin

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    Those Fuji discs are excellent! 20 clams for a 50 pack is a great deal. Until recently, I never saw the Fuji discs on sale.
     
  7. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Producer

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    How do the Fuji disks compare to Ritek (Ridata) media? I've been using their 4X DVD-Rs, along with Apple branded DVD-Rs and have had a coaster free existence.

    Thanks,
    Ted
     
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    meritline.com also has some good deals on Riteks
     
  9. Mike Miskulin

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    I actually experienced some issues with the Ritek's a while back (2x +R's), but have had ZERO problems with the Fuji +R's (8x). No coasters whatsoever.
     
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    anyone know of any deals on the DL's (dual layers)?
    so far, 3 for $25 is the best ive seen- a bit too rich for my blood
     
  11. Todd Hochard

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    I just picked up a 100 spindle of Taiyo Yuden 4X -Rs from supermediastore.com for $35.99. Free shipping.
    They are one of the few discs that my finicky Liteon 4x drive, and the players in my house, all like.[​IMG]
     
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    Read the reviews on those discs on that site, and most eveyrone is complaining about them. Some people get consistent coasters, but even the people with luck are getting an unacceptibly high amount of coasters.

    My rule of thumb is to stay away from generic media, especially when dealing with DVDs.
     
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    I have had no problems with them in my LG burner.
     
  15. Robert Wainwright

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    Be careful with those huge spindles. You don't want to get stuck with 100 crappy discs. Sales are usually on 3rd or 4th class media. Heck, I used to think that Memorex made a good product until got some of their DVD+Rs. Not really the stuff I want to preserve my family memories on.

    Here's a good site to brush up on blank DVD media. It will also link you to some tools to help indentify the inferior product.
    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
     

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