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DVD-R Media for Panny E50/60

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by steve 111, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. steve 111

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    Having just purchased a new E60, and having heard of a variety of horror stories about certain brands of -R media being unreliable on the E50 and E60, can users with these machines please post here with what media they find the most reliable.

    Also if you have a good value supplier why not post that too ;)
     
  2. Jules

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    Datawrite Grey or Yellow (NOT the reds) from here or here

    I've found the greys the most reliable but they don't look as good.
    You'll find many people recommend Ritek as being a better quality disc..... and it is, but the Panny's don't like 'em so I recommend you don't try.
     
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    Some panny's do like Ritek's. It depends on the drive inside. Buy one and test it to check

    I have great success with JVC's 2x and Maxell's 2x. Mirror discs also work well.
     
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    Panasonic's own brand are very good (as you would expect). I also use Memorex discs also....
     
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    "ONE" brand DVD-R's. Burnt about 40 now - no coasters to date.
     
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    Used Mirrors and Sony and they've both been fine. Have ordered some Ritek's to test them next.
     
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    i found the datawrite classic grey *2 and the *4 to be excellent,apparently the 2 speed ones have been discontinued,so i bought the 4 speed from www.discountdvdr.com
    i found these to be very good. i think they are 50p per disc.

    i did buy memorex,these very good also,but at £2.50 per item there is a big difference,but saying that,i don't know anything about the long term reliability,anybody else know? do cheaper discs deteriorate?or is it a rumor floating about.
     
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    Looks like the Classic Grey 2x are still available from www.discountdvdr.com (in the top sellers list to right of screen) - what do they charge for postage?

    Mark
     
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    i think they charged me £8.18 next day delivery for 75 discs.

    i don't know if this is competitive or not.
     
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    The realtively high price of online delivery from quite a few companies puts me off buying online...

    I have bought from 7dayshop.com who offer £2 shipping although you need to allow almost 2 weeks for delivery....

    Many of the other retailers I've looked at go from £4 upwards before VAT... Unless you are buying a LOT od discs, I find it pretty high....

    Maybe I'm just tight :)
     
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    I use Ritek's and JVC's and have had no probs with either. A lot of retailers have trial packs and it might be worth getting one of these to see what your E50 can handle. I've tried abut 6 different Riteks discs and haven't had a dud yet and I'm using the 2X yellow overprints at the mo as they're the cheapest and are compatible with my other DVD machines.
     
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    i did think about buying a trial pack,but what put me off was,i bought a tub of 25 choice dvds,only 5 of them worked,so in a trial pack,i don't think there is a large enough sample,to get a fair comparison....does that make sense?
     
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    cart - yep.... A single disc isn;t a representative sample of the quality of a batch....

    I'm sticking with Panasonics own brand for stuff I really want to keep for ages and Memorex for the rest for the moment...

    However, so far I've only bought 35 discs and still have 20 left - I'm not a heavy user (yet)....
     
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    I have used Datasafe 2x and 4x, Datawrite 2x and also "One" 1x all can be purchased at good prices from www.bigpockets.co.uk and www.svp.co.uk (both good sites and good prices)
    Check them out
     
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    Just to update this thread, I tested out Datawrite red (v2) lat night and they caused by machine to go into 'recover' mode.

    Had no such problems with TDK however.

    Regards

    Dude
     

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