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Best DVDR's?

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  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I just bought some Verbatim 4.7 GB 16x.

    Are these the best or are there better?
  2. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    I usually order verbatim dvd-r lightscribe discs off of newegg. I also haven't had any problems with ridata dvds either.
  3. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    What ever is on sale are the best
  4. bbgun

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    I prefer Fuji (never had a bad burn with them), but the cheapies I bought at Sam's last summer (50 for $11) worked without a hitch, too.
  5. Warick

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    I like Verbatims, and that is what I mainly buy.

    Whatever you do, AVOID the cheapo discs at all costs. Years ago, for a short amount of time, I bought "Great Quality" cd/dvds from Frys to back up my photos, music, etc., and rarely had bad burns. It seemed like a great deal at the time. Big mistake. After just a year or two, no cd/dvd drive would recognize the disc, or the files. Apparently, the cheaper discs use inferior coatings on the disc that degrade, disolve, whatever over time, rendering the discs useless.

    I tried to retrieve the information anyway I could. I tried different computers, different drives, and even tried a few utilities specializing in data recovery, to hopefully save some data. I was able to recover some files, but lost quite a bit. The music I don't really care about losing, that is easily replaced, but I lost a lot of valuable photos "relatives, and friends who are no longer alive, vacation photos, etc.". Now, I only use the good stuff.

    If you have any data backed up on cheaper brand discs, I highly suggest that you check them periodically. I would even check the name brand stuff just to be safe, and even reburn them from time to time, so you have fresh backups.
  6. bbgun

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    I forgot to mention that the 50 for $11 DVD-r's were Verbatims, so just because something is "cheap" doesn't necessarily mean it's poor quality.
  7. Warick

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    By cheapo, I meant the no name brands, not price.
  8. CATCH17

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    Do different dvd burners make a difference?
  9. cowboyjf

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    I've always used Memorex in the 100 pack. Seems like you can get some bad discs in the 50 packs - not sure why. Just need to look for them when they go on sale.

    For the most part....these have always been great for me.
  10. kmp77

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    Not really. Just burn at a slower speed to guarantee a good burn. The DVD quality is the most important thing.
  11. Sam I Am

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    You would be wrong.
  12. theebs

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    The best blank dvd's you can buy are Taiyo yuden silver. Japanese made.

    Just type in there name and you can buy them at a million places.

    Some sony dvds on consumer shelfs are taiyo yuden, you have to check the label though!!!

    I always burn everything with taiyo yuden and never have had problems.

    they are not anymore expensive either. You just have to order them.
  13. Sam I Am

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    They can. There are some cheap ones that are good and some expensive one that suck.
  14. Sam I Am

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    I agree with theebs about Taiyo Yuden are the best IMO, though I like Verbatim too. I avoid Memorex and extreme generics like the plague.

    You can check CDR-Zone for more info on DVD media.
  15. Kangaroo

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    I been burning DVD a long time and I have had no issues even with cheap ones back when it was $10 a pop to burn one dvd
  16. CATCH17

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    I just found some great DVD software called dvd fab 6.

    My quality looks so much better with this program for some reason.

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