Branded DVD-R media

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by firetrax, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. firetrax

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    Can anyone recommend a good place to buy branded DVD-R media (Sony, Panasonic, TDK etc.) for archiving use on a HS2?

    Cheers
     
  2. alanrob

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    You can get TDK from here - www.cd-rmedia.co.uk
    You might want to give the Arita and Zero Defex a try too m8.
    Both very good.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I just noticed that 7dayshop.co.uk are selling a 5 pack of Panasonic DVD-Rs for £8.50 + £0.95 postage per order. Seems good value for the brand.
     
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    Thanks for that website, been looking for a cheap on-line supplier with a wide range of brands :)
     
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    I've used them for 4x DVD+RWs and they gave excellent prompt service
     
  6. sceptic

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    SVP has a good reputation for prices, selection and service:
    www.svp.co.uk
     
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    Thanks for all your replies.

    Are brands such as Ritek as suitable for archiving as Sony, Panasonic etc?
     
  8. alanrob

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    As far as I'm aware you can use any brand of disk.
    Just try one of each to see which ones work and which don't.
    Could save yourself a lot of money not having to buy TDK etc.. all the time.
     
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    RITEKG..04. are highly rated
     
  10. malcom

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    I have tried FWS and Traxdata and such Ritek based stuff. My set up however does not take kindly to the Ritek dye discs but you will find that most people are happy with Ritek so don't let my unlucky experiences with them put you off tryimg them.

    At the end of the day it boils down to how much you trust the less familier brands to have longevity of recording stability.

    Personally i would prefer to put my trust in well know brands as they have a lot to lose reputation wise if they sell bummers.

    I now only shop around for Memorex, Verbatim, JVC and other well knowns and try to give all the other big name wannabies a miss.....But that is me......Each to his own.....Good luck. Malcom.
     
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    The panasonics don't like burning Ritek discs. They are fine for PC 's though.

    Try Maxell or JVC DVD-R's.
     
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    Richer Sounds have 10 JVC -r dvd's for £6.99
     
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    dude1971 - sure that's not jvc cdr's ??? can't see/find anything like that good on their website ??
     
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    There's a lot of misunderstanding about cdr/dvdr branding and who actually manufactures them. For example Verbatim dvdr have a reputation for quality, but they now use inferior manufacturers such as CMC to produce some discs. Use a program like dvdinfopro to see who actually makes the disks you buy. Ritek seem to have a made a good name for themselves, but back in 1998 they were considered poor quality. Taiyo Yuden have always had an excellent reputation and manufacture TDK cdrs.
     

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