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What discs for Panny E30

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by joem, Nov 29, 2002.

  1. joem

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    I'm thinking about buying the Panasonic E30 and would like to know if you can use the same cheap cd-r, cd-rw discs that are used for pc dvd writers?

    Thanks
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  2. DaveP

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    Sorry, it will only create DVDs not CD's

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  3. joem

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    Sorry DaveP

    My mistake, I meant to say can you use cheap ( DVD-R,DVD-RW) as used with pc DVD writers?



    Joe.
     
  4. Niteman2002

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    I use e-proformance gen3 4.7gb discs from
    www.blankdiscshop.co.uk only 68p each in jewel cases.

    Regards

    Niteman2002
     
  5. DaveP

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    I didn't think the E30 could use -RW disks, the E20 can't for sure. I maybe wrong tho'!

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  6. Niteman2002

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    You are correct the panasonic E30 can only use dvd-r's or
    dvd-ram to record on definatley not DVD-rw's

    Regards

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  7. Fuel Crusher

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    I'm also having great success with e-proformance DVD-R. Using Optodisc DVD-ram which also are great quality.
    Paul
     
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    Can I just check - Optodisc - is this the name of a manufacturer of DVD-RAM discs, and if so where did you get them from.
    Thanks
     
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    Thanks everyone for your input.

    Another question about the panny is how is the (time slip) function achieved, it doesn't give details on the web site.


    Joe.
     
  11. malcom

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    There is a "Time slip" button on the remote control which enables you to select the amount of time you want to skip.

    It's a very easy recorder to use. Good manual. No worries......
     
  12. Mark Bennett

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    Hi

    Can anyone with a panny E30 recommend a web or store that does good e30 compatible DVD-R disks?

    I have a friend over to the US next week and I can prob convince him to bring back 100 for me.

    He'll be in San Fran if there's stores there.

    Thanks

    Mark
     
  13. Fuel Crusher

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    Mark I'd ask your friend to source you some ram discs as there is a greater price difference between UK & US. DVD-R cost about the same.
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for that tip - noticed there was a bit of a difference between US and UK prices on those, but having never used that feature (or owned a E30 yet) I'm not sure how many I really need.

    5 to start with?

    Mark
     
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    Well Mark I'd ask him to bring back as many as you can afford or as many as he's prepared to bring. Once you get using the Ram discs you will appreciate how great they are, and if you do end up with too many then flog em on Ebay. The ones I had sent over would make me a tidy profit if I sold them. Just make sure he brings back the correct discs, you don't want to end up with a load of -RW or +RW.
    Cheers
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    Hi

    Think I'd probably go with a stack of 50 DVD-Rs and 10 or so RAMs.

    Is there any preference betweens loose ones vs Caddy's or do the RAMs always come with caddies.

    ie this: DVD-RAM 9.4GB Media Single Package in Jewel Case - Model#: OM940-000

    or: DVD-RAM 9.4GB Media Removable Cartridge Type IV - Model#: OM940-400

    Mark
     
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    Mark, most of my ram discs are bare, not realy an issue if your careful. Honestly I'd go for more Ram discs and pick up your DVD-R in this country from SVP.

    Idiot9 :D check the drop down lists for the real prices especialy the 9.4 gig, eg. TDK 9.4gig from £11.99 +vat to actually buy ONE it costs £18.99 +vat and any postage. The TDK 4.7 seem the best value but even then £6.99 + VAT + postage means that 10 discs will cost you £69.90 + £15.99 postage + £15.03 VAT total of £100.92 Have a play with the checkout and see what I mean.
    Not sure about the Maxell, I know a certain brand of Ram discs have issues with the E30 but can't remember if it was Maxell or Memorex.

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    pricebuster.org.uk prices are not too bad for MAXELL DVD-RAM's 9.4GB(£9.95) and 4.7GB(£5.99), Though there is £6.25 postage to be added.
     
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    yeah but who is gonna buy just one disc i was sayin about this page cos it has good offers for buying in bulk + there will be somewhere that you can buy ram discs with cheap delivery
     
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    Can anybody tell me which discs they have used to best effect on the E30 and if they can play on a different DVD player? I have recorded/copied using the following on the E30 but none of them work on my Lecson multi-region player, it just keeps saying 'Bad Disc'.

    ICE DVD-R
    Traxdata DVD-R
    Datawrite Classic DVD-R

    I also tried a Bulkpaq DVD-R but the E30 wouldn't let me finalise it, so that one's a scratch. Just need to find the right disc to record on and play back on the Lecson. It won't be the end of the world if I can't use the Lecson but it would be nice.
     
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    Have you tried the FWS or Eproformance disc!!!
     
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    Hi

    I think that will be the plan - get a load of DVD-RAMs from the states and the remainder of DVD-Rs locally.

    You said you had no problems with the FWS or Eproformance discs?

    Plan on getting 100 or so, best deal for £50+ would be ideal.

    :confused:On another frount - how do people label them? I have horrible writing so I figure some sort of label making thing.

    Mark
     
  24. Fuel Crusher

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    Mark, I'd order a smaller quantity at first until you're sure you've found a compatible brand as some people struggle with brands that others have no problem with. My fave at the moment are the E-proformance.
     
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    According to SVP the e-performance disc has only been tested on the philips machine and not the panny. Maybe somebody can confirm or deny this. I haven't tried the fws disc 'cos you can only buy them in bulk and although SVP say you can send back any disc's that won't work and get a refund it seem's a lot of palava to go through. Anyway, I've ordered a sample pack from CD-R Media.co.uk and the pack includes the following:

    Zero Defex(2 types)
    WhiteLabel
    Paradox
    Verbatim
    TDK
    VivaStar
    Intenso
    TraxData
    CD-R Media

    I'll get back with what will/won't work at the end of the week. It still puzzels me why the 3 I've done on the panny won't work on my Lecson I do know that they work fine on my mate's dvd pc.
     
  26. Fuel Crusher

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    On my E30 I've used FWS and White Label with mixed results. I'm currently using E-proformance and have had no problems yet, only used six though. I must say though that the E-proformance seems a more quality disc than the ones that come in spindles.
    Paul

    Oh and with regards to your Lecson maybe it's just not compatible with DVD-R as are a few other machines.
     
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    Hi Machine Head

    Keep us all posted to your results. I was going to order a set of sample disks too but looks like you've beaten me to it.

    Prob won't get the Panny till end of the week.

    Question remains, why do some burners/drive are OK with one brand but not others but seem to work fine on the same brand of machine with someone else?

    M
     
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    Ive used 30 of a batch of 100 e-proformance discs so far
    and not 1 has had any problems and seems to work on
    every dvd player that I have tested them on so far, including
    x-box and ps2. For the price I don't think that you can
    get much better as they come in jewel cases and not on
    a horrible spindle.

    Regards

    Niteman2002
     
  29. Machine Head

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    This may seem a bit cheeky, Niteman2002, but is there any chance of you sending me 1 e-performance disc so I can try it on my Lecson? Unless, of course, you know somebody who has a Lecson that you can test on. Maybe somebody out there has tried it on a Lecson, you never know. Fingers crossed. But as Fuel Crusher says, my Lecson just may not be compatible even though it will play CD-R films on 2 disc's that my brother-in-law did for me. At the end of the day(footy cliche No1) the panny is the main player/recorder now.
     
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    Yep no problem - contact me at jackeastlondon@hotmail.com
    with your details and I will send you one down.

    Please note though that an alba machine my mum had would
    only play a xp or sp mode recording, this might be your problem on the lecson also, try playing an sp (2hour) recording on it.

    But will be glad to send you one down.

    Regards

    Niteman2002
     

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