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DVD-R and DVD-RAM good quality/reliable media

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by jonjonjon, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. jonjonjon

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    Just taken delivery of new Panasonic dmreh60d, ordered Monday, arrived Tuesday, well chuffed (£420 multiregion, inc delivery, 5 dvd-rs and a crappy scart lead). Fan noise not that noticable and picture quality and overall features A1.

    Just wondered what the most reliable brand of media was, don't mind paying top prices for disks that will last, so is it Verbatim, Maxell, TDK.

    Any recommendations

    Thanks Jon
     
  2. lurcher

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    Hi,
    I have used Panasonics (caddy) and Datasafe (non caddy) and cant notice any difference in quality.
    The datasafe were a lot cheaper than the pannys and were supplied in a stack of ten.
    They require formatting in the machine before use.
     
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    My dealer gave me a load of Panasonic DVD/RAMs (in caddy) when i bought my previous recorder and they are fine. You can get a good discount for buying bulk (typically min. of ten) from most tape/disk specialists.

    for DVD/-R, I've used Verbatim with no problems whatsoever (good quality recordings and no problems with reading the disks/formatting). Verbatim got good reviews a year or two back in What Video Widescreen magazine.

    I didn't have to format either before use.
     
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    Hi Jonjonjon

    Out of curiosity - where did you buy your EH60D from? £420 is a good price!

    Thanks
     
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    Wolfie

    As Roy has said, £420 is a fairly common price now. I got mine from SS Electricals (they get a good review on Pricerunner). As said earlier, ordered on the Monday arrived next day.

    Jon
     
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    I've used both Maxell and Panasonic caddy-less DVD-RAMs and have found them 100% reliable. Seem to have come right down in prices now, too. Got my Maxell from www.play.com and the Panny discs from John Lewis.

    With DVD-Rs I have mainly used Imation, which seem to be very reliable. Old Panasonic recorders struggle with the newer x8 DVD-Rs (see various threads) but yours should be fine with the faster speed discs.
     
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    I've used Ridisc RAM discs from SVP here and haven't had a problem with them :)
     
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    It's worth checking supermarkets for DVD-/+R(W) blanks, just as it is for CD-R(W)s. Those BOGOF offers make all the difference! Known brands too.
     
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    cheapest company I've found is APRMEDIA.com for RAM discs. I use the panasonic ones in the caddy as they get a lot of use!
     
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    Hi, anyone know how much tv-like quality recording you can cram onto a 1 sided dvd-ram disk? Is it only 1hr? doesnt seem great for taping a film etc...

    Anyone ?

    ta.

    Gary.
     
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    Best quality about 1 hr think its xp mode, but normally use sp mode 6mbs which gives about 2hrs and the quality is very good if your just watching films.
     

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