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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by JH4, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. JH4

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    Thought I'd start a dedicated thread on this.
    I have been using Packard Bell blank DVD-Rs and had 2 faulty out of about 4 packs. I have now started using the 20 in-a-pack slim cased 4X Panasonic DVD-Rs (new in from Dixons) which copy a 60 min disc in around 14mins on my Pioneer. Very good so far.
     
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    I would advise you buy your blank -r online

    bigpockets
    svp

    etc

    dixons are a tad expensive in comparison
     
  3. Yuccaman

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    Out of interest, how much are the panasonic's in Dixons ?

    7dayshop do a five pack for £7.50 or ten for £14 ish...

    Interested to see how Dixons compare....
     
  4. Phil.LFC

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    Bought 5 pack of Maxell DVD-R's in CD size cases from ASDA for £10.
    Not sure if this is a good price or not - will keep an eye on this thread;)
     
  5. Yuccaman

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    Well, as we're posting prices :)

    Shop bought ones for me are:

    10 x Swisstec in Slim cases for £10 from Toys R'Us
    10 x Memorex on a spindle for £14, although I did pick up earlier 10 slim CD cases from Poundland for, you guessed it, a quid...

    Also had some Mirror 2 speed from Poundland at a quid a disc. They have just started to stock some Mitsubisha branded DVD-R's too - may give one of those a try...

    So far, no coasters from any of those in my HS2...

    I should buy online, but some stores delivery charges put me off as so far, I haven;t the ened to use a massive amount of DVD-R's - That may change shortly though, new series of Angel & Scrubs will need to be archived, and Nip & Tuck and Jake 2.0 ifthey are any good...
     
  6. stevo67

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    try your local computer shop
    my mate`s shop sell`s mirror -r x4speed for about 75p each not to keen on these the dye trype is to lite for my liking
    also unbranded ritek -r with g03 or go4 dye type x4sped for about the same price which I prefer altough the most popular by far is the branded riteks

    just my 2pence worth hope it helps
     
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    i would advise you find one of the online stores that has their depo near to you

    even with the P&P they are still far cheaper than retail stores

    there are tons of new shows starting in Jan/Feb I am looking forward to

    Jake2.0 is meant to be average at best
     
  8. Ged

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    Our local computer fair (Bowlers, Manchester) has white label DVD-R at 90p, no coasters, £4 admission.
    Morrisons has 10 Maxell inc cases at £15 and a healthy returns policy;)
    No probs with either though.
     
  9. kenfowler3966

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    I noticed that dixons -r stock was nearly twice the price of +r, since it should actually be the other way round in practice, it just shows how much they are trying to shift the phillips machines instead of the panasonics.
    Not that I would have bought anyway as the +r was again nearly twice internet suppliers prices, I really don't know how these shops expect to sell any media at all.
     
  10. Yuccaman

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    Through ignorance.... Same way they sell most good when almost all can be had far cheaper from the net andother shops....

    Last time I went into dixons, they wanted £35 for 10 Packard Bell DVD-R's....

    They are now half price in the sale, but I'd still rather get 10 Memorex discs for £14 from Staples, let alone the savings you can make ordering online, postage nonwithstanding...
     
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    The worst place to buy blanks is in the highstreet, saw Dixons charging £39.99 for 20 DVD-Rs, what a rip off, I can get 25 RITEK blanks for under £20 and they are some of the best discs on the market.
     
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    I know this is a bit OT, but, for anybody else who may be interested in some of the new programmes coming up on TV soon, Jake 2.0 is naff, it's too cheesy for me but Nip/Tuck is fantastic, the first 13 episodes shown in the States so far were really good.

    Cold Case, The Handler, Karen Cisco, Las Vegas and Joan of Arcadia are also some of the better new series.
     
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    Comet wanted £29.99 for a pack of 3 Panasonic DVD-RAM discs .. needless to say, I walked and ordered them from 7DayShop instead, where I got 5 for 15 quid (or thereabouts)
     
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    Followed Ged's advice and went to Morrisons.

    £9.99 for 5 Maxell DVD-R's or 2 packs for £14.99, that's only £1.50 each, and they come in proper full size DVD cases

    :clap:
     
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    Splash are currently selling the spindles of 25 Mirror 4x DVD-R's for a tenner, in case anyone wants to try them.

    Mark
     
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    If only Splash were a decent company, I'd give them a go :p
     
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    I ordered 25 Mirror + from them late October....they sent the wrong type...I returned them....then they despatched the other item in my order instead of the replacement blank dvd's.....I just recently, Friday morning, got them. Back then I paid 18 quid for them, less discount of a fiver I think.
     

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