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DudleyFufkin user not visiting Queenzone.com

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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hello to all you dvd experts. I've recently bought some bulkpaq dvdx, 50 of the buggers, 8x speed, dvd-r. they work well in my burner, which is LG, but dont play well (skip) in my jvc dvd player. Basically, they are shit.

Whats the difference between dvd - and + ?
I've just bought 10 datawrite titanium on ebay, which had good reviews, i'll test them and if are good, will buy more.

I've used dvds b4, they were anv orange and were excellent. hard to get hold of.

What dvds do you use? and where from?



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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DVD-R and DVD-RW

DVD-R was the first DVD recording format released that was compatible with standalone DVD Players.
DVD-R is a non-rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 93% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
DVD-RW is a rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 80% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
DVD-R and DVD-RW supports single side 4.37 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-5) and double sided 8.75 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-10).
These formats are supported by DVDForum.

DVD+R and DVD+RW

DVD+R is a non-rewritable format and it is compatible with about 89% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
DVD+RW is a rewritable format and is compatible with about 79% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
DVD+R and DVD+RW supports single side 4.37 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-5) and double side 8.75 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-10).
These formats are supported by the DVD+RW Alliance.


That said, the best advice I can give for a particular player is Trial and Error....


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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The most important thing about dvds is not who makes the discs but which Dye's they use.

The best place to buy discs in the Uk is probably:

www.blankdiscshop.co.uk

also remember that DVDrs will degrade over time -some sooner than others. Always back up your most valuable recordings.



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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the replies, very useful. Yes, Bulkpaq are shit, i've been looking at the dye types. I think the datawrite titanium i've bought should do the trick. It really is trial and error. I dont think i'll be rushing out to buy a pack of 50 without trying them again!!


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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one other word of advice.
it doesn't matter what brand you are using, or what speed THEY SAY they will write at. Burn them at the NEXT lower speed below their limit to be safe.

ALL discs should work on a home player if burned correctly....because whether dvd-r, dvd+r or dvdyoghurt they ALL become dvd-video once burned and so should - if decent enough quality be compatable


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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 23:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you ask me, use either Memorex or Maxell brand DVDR's. They're the best and I've never really had a problem with them.

I use DVD+R's since my BenQ burner can actually change the book type so that they'll play on more DVD players.

Alternatively, you can check out http://www.videohelp.com and search the DVD Media list for all sorts of brands, depending which DVDR media you're looking into.

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Posted: 11 Sep 05, 00:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's good advice Brenski.. I've pretty much just adjusted to burning at 4x even though I can do 8x. I got tired of wasting discs and finding problems later. Better safe than sorry if you've got the time to go a little slower.

As for brand, avoid Maxell DVD-R. The +R are okay, but I had very bad luck with the minuses. Also HP +R seem to be prone to problems. I bought 100 of them and after continuous failures, this is actually why I dropped to 4x.

I always hated Memorex ever since they started with videotapes years ago.. they made the shittiest VHS tapes imaginable and I lost all respect for them, but I hate to admit.. I haven't had any problems with their CD or DVD blanks of any format.. and they sure dominate the market here in stores.