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Whats the best make of blank media?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by GalacticaActual, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. GalacticaActual

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    Ok, so got a new DVD recorder but is there any reall difference between ,say tescos own DVD-R recordable dvds ,and maxwell or TDK? or are they all pretty close to each other in reproduction of the image recorded?

    What is the favorite brand for people here?
     
  2. vonhosen

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    There are definitely different compatability & reliability levels between discs.
    Manufacturers are the important factor & some brands may change manufacturers periodically changing their reliability levels, so it is not always easy to keep tabs on.

    I have always found Maxell to be pretty good but a bit expensive as far as branded names go. Same with TDK.
     
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    I've had great success with Verbatim DVD-Rs, particularly the ones using the Taiyo Yuden dye.
     
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    I've used various Verbatim discs for a while and never had a dud so I'll be sticking with them.
     
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    As far a quality of image there absolutely no difference between £5 TDK and 20p hoo flung dung (brown dye :) - it's digital recording

    Some machines are fussy over media tho and that pretty well determines what you buy

    they do say that cheapos dont last so long - but i have 18p ones recorded over a year and still work fine
     

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