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Where to buy high quality blank CD-R in Toronto???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Salvador, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. Salvador

    Salvador Second Unit

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    My kodak's are running low so i'll be needing a replacement for them. Since kodak doesn't make cd-r's any more i need to buy another brand. Taiyo yuden has a good reputation for making excellent blanks but i don't know where i could get them locally. Does anyone know where i could get high quality cd-r's here in toronto?

    thanks
     
  2. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

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    Taiyo Yudens are OEMs for Fujifilm discs. Get Fujifilm discs
     
  3. Salvador

    Salvador Second Unit

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    the only place i've seen fujifilm discs is in radioshack and they are quite expenisve there. any other places that sell fujifilm?
     
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    At the risk of sounding dumb, what are the differences between these Fuji CDR's and another brand like Sony?
     
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    Well, one major thing is the dye. Taiyo Yuden's are (i think) silver silver, whereas other brands like Verbatim and sony are like blue-green kinda thing. Silver-Silver gives a better reflection than blue green.

    TY's are supposedly also able to burn faster than they say.

    I dunno anything else why one brand is better than the other, but I generally go with a silver-silver (or silver-green) dye, rarely any blue ones.

    In silver-silver discs, its a light colored grayish green, where in green-silver (i think) its a darker green thats not as pale as silver-silver. And blue is a blueish-green tint.
     
  6. DougRogers

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    Actually TY disks are blue or green. But anyway, you can go read all about them here:
    CD-R Dye
    and
    CD-R Quality
    I don't know of any B&M places in Toronto but I have several links for websites that sell quality discs at fair prices. If you want them let me know.
    Doug
     
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  8. Salvador

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    actually our local buniness depot outlet sells the 50 packs of fuji's for $50. I check with cdr-info and they are in fact taiyo yudens.
     
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    C&p Superstore
    2899 Steeles AVE West unit 20
    416-667-1668
    During the show(2 weeks ago) they had Taiyo Yuden 100 disc spools 1-32x for only $28;00 ... regular $40
    Call em up see if they have any!
    Thank you and have a good day[​IMG]
    Brent
     
  10. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    Honestly, I've been using the Memorex discs that they sell at Future shop for over a year now without any problems (I've gone through about 150, and can't remember a significant number of defects). Spindles of $50 are $30 or less (depending if they're on sale that week). I've actually found that the quality of cdr media has levelled out in the past couple of years. While finding working discs (that worked on a consistent basis mind you) used to be a problem, it seems that all CDRs are getting closer to being created equal.
     

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