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#1 Jingtian

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 05:46 PM

Some of these products are of too poor quality here.
I bought several two rewritable CDs from a very famous French supermarket, but neither worked.
I bought another four (a Taiwanese brand), tried one of them, which didn't work either.
A friend of mine told me that he bought 25 CD-R of the same brand from the same French supermarket, but none of these could be recorded into. He happened to have bought 10 CDs of the same Taiwanese brand, but none of them was good.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 10:59 PM

Some of these products are of too poor quality in China.
I bought several two rewritable CDs from a very famous French supermarket, but neither worked.
I bought another four (a Taiwanese brand), tried one of them, which didn't work either.
A friend of mine told me that he bought 25 CD-R of the same brand from the same French supermarket, but none of these could be recorded into. He happened to have bought 10 CDs of the same Taiwanese brand, but none of them was good.


Well, I only use S*ny, T*K and V*****tim DVD's (and I did with CD's too) because other deteriorate too fast or give write errors. They're not the cheapest, but i prefer to pay a little more and have discs that work, than to "save" money and eventually lose it because the discs are no good.
I know, I know, I'm getting off topic :search:
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#3 Lucian Bara

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 11:47 PM

That's not a good criteria, dvds from the same brand may have different manufacturers. I have imation DVD+R and a batch is made by moes braer and another from another manufacturer.
BTW i think splitting this topic might be apropriate.
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Posted 14 October 2006 - 01:01 AM

Mmmh.... I can't tell for T*K's ones, because I don't find them where I buy DVD's these days, but S*ny DVD's are always made by them, it says it on the disc itself. I believe Ver**tim does the same thing, too. Imation is (i don't know if i'm correct on this point, but at least that's how it's perceived in my surroundings) perceived as a more middle/low-end brand, and they may also use different makers' discs, I trust you on this, because I don't use them myself.

I would have to double-check when I but disks next time, but the ones I bought from S*ny this morning were made by S*ny, and the ones I bought before were, too. Also the material is exactly the same, that would most probably not be the case it it were manufactured by two different companies... Oh well, since it's the same, I don't mind. These are reliable discs, so I buy them.

That was just from my experience anyway, I didn't want to make a rule or something, just to express that I didn't have any problems with these brands but with many other ones I tried, and they were plenty.
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Posted 14 October 2006 - 03:45 AM

Mmmh.... I can't tell for T*K's ones, because I don't find them where I buy DVD's these days, but S*ny DVD's are always made by them, it says it on the disc itself. I believe Ver**tim does the same thing, too. Imation is (i don't know if i'm correct on this point, but at least that's how it's perceived in my surroundings) perceived as a more middle/low-end brand, and they may also use different makers' discs, I trust you on this, because I don't use them myself.

I would have to double-check when I but disks next time, but the ones I bought from S*ny this morning were made by S*ny, and the ones I bought before were, too. Also the material is exactly the same, that would most probably not be the case it it were manufactured by two different companies... Oh well, since it's the same, I don't mind. These are reliable discs, so I buy them.

That was just from my experience anyway, I didn't want to make a rule or something, just to express that I didn't have any problems with these brands but with many other ones I tried, and they were plenty.

I also buy Verbatim brand DVDs. They are excellent blanks. It's my understanding that Toyo Yuden brand ( made in Japan ) is some of he best you can buy. When buying blanks I look for MIJ in the area of the bar code.
I have also used TDK, Sony ( good quality ) and some of the cheaper ones, kinda flimsy to the touch.
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Posted 14 October 2006 - 01:14 PM

I always use Verbatim & Imation, but always +R, for some reason (the reason is because it's crap) my dvd-rw destroys 40% of DVD-r blanks upon burning.
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:19 PM

I use Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R (TYG02) and Verbatim (MCC). I would never use any discs which did not use TY or MCC dye.