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    Question What are the best blanks to use?

    I was just wondering what the best media is. Ive been using TDK -R 8X 4.7GB. No problems with the discs in the past. but ive heard discs from Taiwan were the best? or maybe those were the ones to stay away from. im not sure. ive just heard alot about this subject and was just wondering what everyone else thought. I have used Memorex +R and they worked fine. I have not used any DL discs yet. anyone have any opinion about those?? i just found some Verbatim 4.7GB 8X +R 100 Pack for $32.99 are those any good?

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    Verbatim or made in japan, it's quite easy, forget brand names!
    except verbatim

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    so keep an eye out for discs made in japan? does the max speed effect the disc? like if its capabilties are 16X will they not burn as clean as one thats only 8X?

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    That's a very complicated question, but to start out, burn slow and test.
    Some disks burned at 16x on some drives do slightly better than at 8x,
    most do worse(some a lot worse).

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    Verbatims are very good. Or you can try Taiyo Yudens. Some consider them the best. I don't know if there really is a "the best". What works good for one person gives someone else problems. The best thing to do is find one that your burner likes and stick with it.You can check Taiyo Yudens here: http://meritline.com/taiyo-yuden-dvd-media.html
    They also carry Verbatims, Riteks, and a lot of other brands.
    Whatever you decide, get good media. Some people have good luck with just about anything, but they are the exception, not the rule.
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    thanks for the info everybody. and bill7621 that has got to be one of the funniest things ive heard in a long long while
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    Default Media info

    I don't know if anyone posted this before, but I was researching media recently and came upon this site which seems to support recommendations already made here above. The important thing is the media ID that identifies the manufacturer.

    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

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    Doesn't the package identify the manufacturer too? Like, if it is a pack of Verbatims... it was made by Verbatim...
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    Oh yeah, I noticed that Maxell and Sony were at the top... are those comprable to Verbatims then?
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    Default drf

    If you read through that link I gave above, well I can't speak for how reliable it is, but it states for example that Verbatims were made by Matsu****a (sp?), code MCC or MKM, then were made by CMC, then went back to MKM again. Most others appear also to outsource to a small number of actual manufacturers of the discs.

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    apparently we can't even type****even if it is in the middle of a word

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    sorry, that was all for nothing anyway, its not matsu****a, its mitsubi****hat makes verbatims

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    LOL! Wow that is a lot of stars! Anywho, Maxell and Sony are both first class too. Although I use Memorex and that is second class, never had a problem with those.
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    @gunkie

    The starts represent the forum software at work - this forum is read by anyone, including youngsters.

    You may also edit your posts instead of posting 3 separate times. See rule 14.

    And, indeed, that site is one which I trust - see Media quality in my signature.

    As for memorex drf, it very much depends on the MID and the place of manufacture. There are good and bad ones.

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    verbatim these day are cheaper then memorex, but it is very dependable

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