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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by smartiepants, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. smartiepants

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    we have just taken delivery of a basic DVD+r recorder (Mustek DVD R400A) for archiving my wifes late fathers cinefilms that he had copied onto Video, I didn't really want to spend a fortune as we use sky+ for recording programmes & very rarely need to archive the programmes we just watch & delete & buy later when they are released onto DVD

    Just need an idea on places you guys go to buy your blank discs from, I had a bit of a search for info on the forum & gave up

    any tips

    will i suffer any difference between x4, x8 etc

    thanks in advance
     
  2. alan8477

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    http://www.svp.co.uk/
    (Edit: This is same as blankdiscshop suggested above)
    Is a good supplier.

    Shouldn't be any issues regarding disc speed for +R discs, not sure what speed the Mustek writes at. For example using a 8x discs on a 4x recorder should be OK. (But agree some recorders can be fussy about certain discs).

    Mark
     
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    It's a non-HDD machine so will write at 1x. Nevertheless, 4x +R/+RW discs should still work.
     
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    The weekly (now becoming twice weekly it seems) email from SVP advises that they now have 2x Datawrite inkjet printable dvd-r discs in spindles of 100. Cost 10p per disc. They would tell me this now that I have purchased 150 Datawrite Yellow 4x from them at a more expensive price & also non inkjet printable. Ah well - such is life!

    These discs work fine on my panasonic E85 and JVC DRM10 recorders.
     
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    What's the point of this advice when the Mustek is a <plus> format recorder?

    I suggest buying the discs having a RICOHJPNR01 media code (Cat# DV 3211; Datawrite Ricohcode (4x) DVD+R in Spindle Tubs of 50 - here), seeing as the archiving will be precious material. Otherwise there's always the RICOH 1-4x in jewel cases at the bottom of the page...
     
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    My apologies for posting a link to DVD-R discs which as musukebba points out will not work on the Mustek dvd recorder which uses the plus format only. A serious lapse of
    concentration on my part. I will have to claim 'old age' as the cause. Sorry.
     

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