Classic Westerns on DVD-R

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  1. Ernest

    Ernest Supporting Actor

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    November has been western month on Turner Classic Movies and I took advantage of the opportunity to record several westerns on DVD-R. I used a Samsung DVD R 3000 to record the movie to DVD-R frm DirecTV. Some notable titles I recorded were:

    Once Upon A Time In The West
    Unforgiven (Burt Lancaster)
    Major Dundee (Charleton Heston)
    The Last Hunt (Robert Taylor)

    All the titles recorded with excellent DVD video quality and a very vivid 2 channel stereo sound. At a cost of $1.24 per movie you can't go wrong. During December and January Turner is broadcasting many excellent WWII movies. Looks like I will be busy recording lots of TCM titles to DVD-R.
     
  2. ThomasC

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    $1.24 per dvd-r?!?! i thought they went for at least 5 bucks a pop...
     
  3. Ernest

    Ernest Supporting Actor

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    No you must be comparing the price of a DVD-RAM to DVD-R. The $1.24 inlcudes the blank DVD-R and Amray case. www.shop4tech.com sells 100 blank DVD-R's with the cases for $124.00.
     
  4. Tony Aguila

    Tony Aguila Stunt Coordinator

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    While on the topic of DVD-R media, has anybody had experience with Ritek-brand DVD-R blanks? They are supposed to be 2x-certified, and they sell for about $1 each in bulk. I know that shop4tech sells the TDK 2x media for a lot more ($5.99 each).

    If you use DVD-R for data backup, 2x makes a lot of difference over 1x, believe me.
     
  5. Robert Spalding

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    I use the Ritek 2x's from Meritline at 2x speed on my Pioneer DVR-104
     
  6. Tony Aguila

    Tony Aguila Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the info, Robert. I'm assuming it will work as well in my DVR-A05, which by the way, if anyone is interested, does not work (yet) with Retrospect.
     

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