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blank pana dvd rams,is this a good price??

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

  1. SILVERBACK

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    no, £49.95 for 10 blanks is bonkers.

    You can get a set of 5 from 7dayshop for about £17, so £17x2 = 10 blanks for £15 less than Richer...

    They MAY price match though.....
     
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    e.shop panasonic have 5 for 12.99 - and double sided at 6.99 a piece
     
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    is there any difference in quality of these discs or are they all the same??? just different coloured fronts on the packaging lol.
     
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    Costco (members only warehouse)
    10 packs of Panny DVD Ram £14.99 +VAT
     
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    Why make such a sweeping statement such as all other makes of DVD-RAM discs are rubbish!

    Try the Datasafe range of DVD-RAM cartridge discs from SVP Communications. I have over 30 discs and they all work well.
     
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    good stuff,cheers for the help ;)
     
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    I've tried quite a few of the Datasafe ones from SVP and had problems with all of them. They cannot be formatted or recorded to on a DMR-HS2, or on my PC DVD-RAM drive. On my old DMR-E20 its hit and miss, sometimes they work, sometimes not.

    Panasonic, LG and Hitachi only recommend Panasonic and Maxell discs. I've used stacks of these (50+) and never had a problem.
     
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    That is your experience. I can only repeat that I have never had a failure with a Datasafe DVD-RAM cartridge disc.
     
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    I'll think youll find that a few people have experienced problems with Datasafe DVD-RAM.

    I also think you will find that there are all *usually* none Panasonic machine users. Some machines are much more fussy about RAM than other media and some are just fussy about the media.

    eg. Bulkpak blue -RW on a JVC with only work if the disc is 110% perfect under a magnifing glass. Otherwise you can 110% guarentee it will fail. (A better guarentee than on your machine!)

    I got a Datasafe RAM when they first came out and could only get it to work on a friends Panasonic with no problems. It reads in LG DVD-Rom drives OK. But no chance with any JVC machines I've heard off. Everybody I asked said the disc wasn't reckonised.

    Not really worth the risk as I learn't the hard way, I'd go for Panasonic RAM discs, unless I knew that another brand would work in my machine.
     
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    I bought 5 Datasafe 9.4s from Ebuyer and one failed to format in my HS-2 - sent it back, got it replaced and the new one, along with the original 4 are working fine. Love the DVD-Ram disks - just ordered 10 of the 4.7s from the Panny eshop, with shipping they worked out at just under £2.90 each. I paid more than that for non-caddy ones from SVP not too long ago.
     
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    I used Datasafe DVD-r and up to now 4 out of 4 have failed on 2 diffrent Panny recorders and 1 apple computer.I wouldn't touch them on principle now. I have 21 ledt which I don't think I'll waste time even trying.Useless.
     
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    The problem with Datasafe DVD's is they can be made by different manufacturers. One of them called Prodisc make Datasafe Classic. They burn ok but on playback they freeze after about 40 minutes.
     
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    You can't assume all cheap RAM discs are rubbish. The "Mirror" discs that SVP used to sell I found to be exellent.

    However i have never had any luck with Datasafe discs (DVD-R) so am tempted to agree they are likely to be rubbish for a lot of Panasonic machines.

    In this hopeless world of machine and media brands unpredictability anything is possible.
     
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    As nwgarratt says it is not realy the disc name ie Datasafe, Mirror etc that is the problem it the Dye manufacturer.

    I've found that when I have a problem with a "make" of disc, I find it is usually has a "Prodisc" dye.

    Some Datasafe discs have a "Ritek" dye and they work great.

    I discovered that Bulkpak blue -RW and Datasafe green -RW lock up after 20mins (1/3 disc) in my JVC. Both are "prodisc" dye.

    But the Orange Bulkpak -RW and Orange Datasafe -RW are normally very good but they are "Ritek" dye.

    Now I look for anything that says "Ritek" on the them, even if they are a lot more expensive. Orange Ritek -R disc work very well.

    Maybe my JVC has a thing about orange discs:laugh:
     
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    Also look for Ritek grade A discs. These are discs with Ridisc, Ridata and Traxdata as the brands, They also do B grade discs which are not as high quality as grade A. They are under the brand Ritek Arita.
     
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    Apologies in advance for the daft newbie question:
    I'm about to get a DMRE55, and not sure what sort of DVD-RAM to buy - what if any difference is there between in caddy/out of caddy/cartridge/non-cartridge/type2/type4? None of this is mentioned in the spec on the Panasonic site so I'm guessing it doesn't matter but I don't want to end up ordering the wrong thing!
     
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    Non Cartridge (Non Caddy) RAM looks like a normal DVD. It works the same way as a caddy RAM. However, they are prone to fingerprints scratches etc as they are not protetced by the cartridge.. If they looked after they will work fine. A fingerprint can stop a recording or fomatting to malfunction.

    Caddy RAM come in different types.

    Type 1 is a single sided RAM that cannot be removed from the Caddy.

    Type 2 2 is a single sided RAM that can be emoved from the Caddy.

    Type 4 is a double sided RAM that can be removed from the Caddy.

    I just use Caddyless RAM. It is the cheapest at about £3-£4 for Panasonic.
     
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    :clap: Ive just bought 10 datasafe 9.4gig.dvd ram disks,for use with my dmre 30,Ive used them for about 3 months and had no problems.The only snag with them is I dont think they are removeable from the caddy like the panny.
     
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