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    Default Same Brand, but the Quality WOW

    I just wanted to throw out this bit of info I found when I bought some DvD-R media the other day. I buy the brand WinData from a local store and usually buy the +R type. Checking them in DvDDecrypter shows me that they are made by Yuden. Woo Hoo score one because they are $15 usd for 50 and have even been on sale for $10 usd. Now the bad news, I decided to buy the same brand but get the -R. Why should they be different, I thought. I put one in Decrypter and holy cow...... ....... they come up as UME100!! I was shocked. I guess it just goes to show that even though the brand is the same it does not guarentee that the quality is the same. Now I have completed 4 or 5 projects successfully, but I think I will use these on smaller projects with low compression and lower the target output a bit.

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    vw56german, you have to be careful buying media now a days. Stick with ty's or verbatim and you won't go wrong.
    Oils well thats ends well.

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    I bought 150 of those WinData's on vw and tael reference, I received the
    disks and indeed they are yuden MID's, however burns and scans did not
    confirm as did the MADE IN HONG KONG,
    looking up the parent company revealed they were TY clones. They
    had 3-4 times the error rate of genuine made in japan TY's.
    Since then I have bought verbs and TY's just as cheap.

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    there are many ty fakes so be careful not to simply judge by the media id

    make sure the quality actually lives up to the name

    Stick with ty's or verbatim and you won't go wrong
    this is what i thought as well
    having bought verbatim only to find out it was cmc crap changed my mind

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    In europe verbatim is distributing media manufacturered by Moser Baer in India. Quality has been reported to vary from bad to excellent.

    cmc and prodisk make verbs in tawain, my mit is as good as or better than TY. at least more consistent than MIJ yuden/sony

    ymmv greatly in this crapshoot

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    We are reasonably lucky here - especially if you can get a good supplier. Verbs are verbs and not CMCs. TDKs (except the el cheapos which are CMCs) are real TDKs.

    Sorry to hear about your plight with the fake yudens vw56german.

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    Verbs are verbs
    where are they made? SL

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    must be old stock warehoused in brisbane from last millenium!

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    yeh we dont get many fakes donw here (aus)

    i buy TDK and always get TTH02

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw56german
    Checking them in DvDDecrypter shows me that they are made by Yuden.
    Can you guys tell me how to use dvdd to check what the name brand is, and who makes it? Also, can you tell me what brand you call ty's? If you buy online, what site and brand name do you guys use, also do you use + or -?
    Thanks so much for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy
    In europe verbatim is distributing media manufacturered by Moser Baer in India. Quality has been reported to vary from bad to excellent.
    I can vouch for MB quality, havent had a problem till now, one lot was bad, which they replaced.

    Even HP media is now manufactured by MB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utengineer04
    Can you guys tell me how to use dvdd to check what the name brand is, and who makes it? Also, can you tell me what brand you call ty's? If you buy online, what site and brand name do you guys use, also do you use + or -?
    Thanks so much for the info.
    Download ImgBurn(the next generation of DVDD burning engine) and this is one of the things that chewy paid for when he didn't have to.

    there is a discovery mode

    I prefer
    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

    for +r media(for bitsetting) I shop local sales only

    for TayioYuden(TY)(-R) the premium made in japan disks.
    I keep an eye out here, shipping charges kill internet deals

    http://www.supermediastore.com/free-shipping-deals.html

    unfortunately prices are going back up,
    before christmas there was a 2 day special on TY dvd-r's for 26C shipped
    200 disks

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