The best MiniDV tapes?

James45

Standard Member
Any preferences when it comes to MiniDV tapes? Are the metal or profession grades noticably better for picture quality?
 

MarkE19

Moderator
IMO useing a consumer camcorder you would get very little, if any improvement by spending more on the pro tapes.
Some tapes have a chip in them that stores details of time/date/duration etc of each recording but can not be read by all camcorders and these tapes can cost double that of those without.
When you decide on which tapes to use make sure you stick to just one make and type as the heads on DV cams are very small and the different coatings can mix and cause the heads to get clogged. This can then result in a very costly repair

Mark.
 
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Antoeknee

Guest
Just wondering what kind of price the tapes should be.

Bought a 10 pack of JVC for £22 (inc vat ) from COSTCO
 

MarkE19

Moderator
Anything less than £3 is very good IMO
Anything over £5 is getting a bit steep, but DON'T pay £10+ :nono:

Mark.
 
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matiano

Guest
Jessops singles are £7.99, triples 19.99 and five of them (quintiples??) for 24.99. so 10 at your price seems fairly smashing. Where can u get them for £3 each, sounds good to me?
 
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Brian110507

Guest
Originally posted by Antoeknee
Bought a 10 pack of JVC for £22 (inc vat ) from COSTCO

Originally posted by matiano
Where can u get them for £3 each, sounds good to me?


10 for £22 = £2.20 per tape
 
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j1f

Guest
Unfortunately to shop at costco you first must pay a £25 yearly membership fee and be of a specific profession (teacher, government, doctor etc) which means that for a lot of people it would still be cheaper to shop elsewhere :(
 
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Antoeknee

Guest
Point well taken but we use Costco for all sorts of things and the saving can be great (i.e. dishwasher tablets £18, same make cost nearly £50 for the same quantity!).

Oh and don't fit into the profession thing Costco did a special for our company so that emplyees could join.
 
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Azrikam

Guest
Amazon.co.uk do 3-packs of Sonys for £9.99. Course, you have to buy £25 worth to get free shipping.
 

MarkE19

Moderator
Originally posted by j1f
Unfortunately to shop at costco you first must pay a £25 yearly membership fee and be of a specific profession (teacher, government, doctor etc) which means that for a lot of people it would still be cheaper to shop elsewhere :(
Yes you do need to pay £25 membership, but just about anybody can join. You just need I think its 3 forms of ID, no specific job ID required. My dad joined when they opened origionally and he was then, as now a retired postman.
Just watch the prices of what you buy. Computers and software are often more expensive than PC World that is just across the road.

Mark.
 

thebrummy_one

Active Member
I've just been to Curry's:blush: but they are doing 8 JVC60ME tapes with a natty little storage box (that actually holds 10/11 tapes!!) for 19.98 (2.49 each):clap: Not bad for a crap high street shop.:thumbsup:
 
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keysersossez

Guest
i found a place on the web sellin JVC mini dv 60 for £2.29 each, which is a good price if no one is a memeber of costco.

www.avtapes.co.uk
 
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keysersossez

Guest
i found a place on the web sellin JVC mini dv 60 for £2.29 each, which is a good price if no one is a memeber of costco.

www.avtapes.co.uk
 

Flimber

Distinguished Member
Morrisons: twin-pack of JVC 60min are £9.99 but on a BOGOF, so £2.50 each.

Mike.
 

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