Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by alicat, Oct 23, 2004.
Any recommendations people??
I recommend sticking to branded media as, in my experience, it offers the best compatibility with burners, reliability and durability: HP, JVC, Maxell, Panasonic, Pioneer, Sony, TDK, Verbatim are all good choices. Others will be able to suggest cheapest places to buy but I have found a very good service forthcoming from the following online stores:
DVD And Media
Thanx. I have 100 Ritek x4 printables in stock from digital promo which are unopened at the moment.
I am particularly looking for a "printable" -R 8x that will work in the Tosh XS32, Pioneer 107D (Firmware 1.20) and NEC 2500a PC drives.
Digital Promo are very helpful and have sent me a free sample for my Sony 201 DVD camcorder (although they do charge for a normal sample pack). This may be an option.
Any Ideas on what other XS 32 owners use??
I haven't burnt that many discs on my XS32 yet, but so far my results have been:
* Memorex branded spindle of 10 from Staples - 4 or 5 had read errors, so I wouldn't buy these again
* Panasonic branded from Panasonic eShop - burnt about 6 with no apparent problems, but DVDInfo on the PC reported that it had to retry on some the sectors when doing a read test.
* Verbatim "pastel" in packs of 5 for £2-75 from SVP - burnt 10 or 15 of these and so far all perfect (including DVDInfo read test)
Personally I'm sticking with the Verbatims for now - maybe not the cheapest, but so far no coasters !
(BTW, so far my Pioneer 108 in the PC has produced perfect results from all three brands of discs)
On a related topic... could I just ask what brand and speed of RW discs people are using on their XS32?
I've been using TDK 2x scratchproof with no problems (so far !).
datawrite grey 8x are working well so far, TDK-RW's (not scratchproof) also going well. Samsung branded that were given to me at Richer Sounds when i bought the machine are proving unreliable.
I´ve tried Verbatim DVD-RW 2X without problems.
I use TDK -RW 2x and have no problems with them.
Cheers for that... I've order a few of each!
I am using Verbatim -R printables with no problem on the XS32 and TDK Scratchproof -RWs
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