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    I have tried many brands of dvd-r and +r but the -r seem to be more compatible with game systems. Many ive tried are poor quality (memorex, sony, phillips, tdk) but ive been using Verbatim digital Movie DVD-Rs (the ones that look like movie reels). I never get a bad burn,they are cheap (20 bucks a 25 pack at best buy), and they have a maximum of 4x speed. It seems when i try discs with bigger max speeds, i get poor quality. Anyone know of any brands of disks that are just as reliable but maybe cheaper? I heard the Ritek Ridata are pretty good. Anyone know?

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    you're doing the right thing with the verbatim. stick with them, but don't shop at best buy. i don't buy media on-line but i gaurantee you you can get those same discs for a 1/3 of that. watch this post...soon other members who i know use this media will inform you of this

    see this too (notice the media mentioned):
    http://forum.digital-digest.com/show...threadid=49635

    also what software are you using to burn with?
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    I like this r- I bought from best buy last week ( 50 for 19.99), and r- seem to have better quality then the r+, I mean the same movie same source from my computer, and I just learn that Sam have 39.75 for 100 at 16X
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    Thx for the reply. I use Shrink then burn with something called "Sonic Recordnow DX". It came with my drive and works well for me.

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    how do the discs that give problems in your game system, play in a regular standalone dvd player?
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    Some play in just a dvd player, some play in just xbox, depending on the disc. The verbatims i use work fine in either. But for some reason, xbox can only read the -Rs and the dvd player can read either - or +.

    Some, like tdk will work good in xbox but skip in a dvd player, or vice versa.

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    If your burner is able to set booktype (bit-setting), you can change all your +R/RWs to DVD-ROM type, which will be compatiable on players that accept -Rs only.

    It's all in the burner's firmware.
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    for more information about what 2cool suggested:
    http://forum.digital-digest.com/show...threadid=46559
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2COOL
    If your burner is able to set booktype (bit-setting), you can change all your +R/RWs to DVD-ROM type, which will be compatiable on players that accept -Rs only.

    It's all in the burner's firmware.
    thats cool i never knew about that. Ill have to try it out.

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    I use Memorex +R 8x discs, they are usually $20 for a 50 pack at office supply stores (Staples, Office Max, etc) and have never had a bad burn with those.
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    Taiyo Yudens are among the best of DVD manufacturers whether they are - or + . One of the places you can get them at is supermediastore.com at decent prices.

    As 2COOl menitioned, how a burner does on a particular type or brand of media is most importantly first determined by the burners firmware, then the quality of the media, then your burning program then your sytsem DMA ti name a few.

    DVD + media can be set to DVD-ROM, but depending upon what brand burner you have it might not be able to be set by the popular programs that do booktyping/bitsetting. If your burner is a LiteOn or one of it's many rebadges, you are going to need booktype135.exe from LiteOn or Omnipatcher from the Codeguys.

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