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Best Media for Pioneer DVR106 Writer

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Mark Ward, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Mark Ward

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    I need help from someone who has a Pioneer DVR106...

    My Pioneer DVR106 will be turning up on Monday and I've yet to buy some Media.

    I've checked threads & DVDRHelp.com but don't seem to be able to come up with a make/type that has 100% (or close) happy customer reviews that is instock.

    I'm looking for around 50 (2 x 25tub) 4X Ritek Dye -R (For maximum stand alone DVD player compatibility)
    and 10 or 20 4X Ritek +RW for general use.

    Nor sure about the "Generation" whatever that means.

    So could anyone who has a DVR106 recommend what to buy & where?

    Was thinking of the Bulkpaq Orange -R on Ebuyer but DVDRHELP has them as Princo with mixed write abilty with my drive. The Riteks are out of stock.

    BTW would be prepared to buy more if it made a big difference to price.

    Thanks for any guidance,

    Mark.
     
  2. Kramer

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    It's pretty similiar to the A05/105, so Datasafe red tops are good. I've burned maybe 60/70 of these in a 105, all at 4x & each one is perfect.

    Try Bigpockets. Cheap & have the most common/reliable blank media.

    SVP also cheap.



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  3. Peter Parker

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    I use Ritek G04 disks with my 106 and they're far better than the cheapo Mirror disks I tried to begin with.

    Datawrite Whitetop X4 are also Ritek, but make sure they are before you buy. Like Kramer said, SVP and Bigpockets are probably the best places to buy from as they tell you what dye is used on the disk.

    I'll also reccomend you get a re-writable disk or two - I use a Memorex DVD+RW as a test burn before burning to the DVD -R disk. I use it mainly for non DVD copying, but after having a few probs after installing a Pinnacle software, I have to use it to make sure I get a good result and not a coaster. I can then copy from the DVD+RW or from the source once I know it works.

    HTH

    Gary.
     
  4. Mark Ward

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    Thanks guys

    I imagine the vast majority of my DVDs will be used for archiving TV series so the kids can watch their shows anywhere I'm not!

    I also want to transfer a lot of old S-Video personal family stuff to DVD.

    Will buy some later today.

    Cheers,

    Mark.
     
  5. Mark Ward

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    Ordered 2 x 25 Ritek Orange-R and 10 Memorex+RW in Jewel Cases from SVP:)

    Very happy, especially as they had original HP color inks for my 990cxi (HP78) VERY cheap too!:smashin:

    Cheers again,

    Mark.
     
  6. ian_guinan

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    I've got a 106D too and have had a very high coaster rate with Datawrite red tops.(princo dye). Since I changed over to some Ritek GO4 dye based grey top Datawrites I've not looked back. Your purchases should be just fine.

    Ian Guinan
     
  7. Garrett

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    Mind me asking how you are going to do it I have some old programs on VHS myself that have not come out on DVD yet and would like to archive to DVD till they do.
     
  8. Mark Ward

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    I've been told that Vitualdub is the program to use. Haven't tried anything yet.

    S-Video in via Flyvideo capture card audio via the dual phono to minijack that come with my Nero burning rom S/w is my first strategy to try.

    Mark.
     
  9. Garrett

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    How much is a Flyvideo capture card? I was looking at a Pinnacle DC10.
     
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    I use the grey top Datawrite's on a Pioneer 104 and haven't had a single coaster. Bought 25 to try and ordered another 100, these are the best I've tried on this writer so far.
     
  11. Steve Bate

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    I think they're still £30 from PC World, branded as PB TV100, it's the same card.

    It has very clean Svid inputs.

    Steve
     

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