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Best DVD-RAM Media

Postby statl on Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:42 am

I have recently had problems with Panasonic DVD-RAM Media in my stand alone DVD recorder. Does anyone have any experience with the other brands of DVD-RAM media?
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Re: Best DVD-RAM Media

Postby Dartman on Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:28 pm

The Maxell 5x stuff I bought online seems to work OK, that's about as far as I can say because I don't use it a lot but so far no problems.
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Re: Best DVD-RAM Media

Postby Ian on Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:15 pm

Maxell is the best IMO.
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Re: Best DVD-RAM Media

Postby Scour on Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:43 am

Is Maxell manufactured by MCC or MKM?
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Re: Best DVD-RAM Media

Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:28 pm

Maxell was manufactured by Maxell.... but I think that their 5x DVD-RAM is being discontinued. Actually, Maxell is dropping a LOT of their DVD-RAM products. They got rid of their cartridges, then their 5x 50pc spindles, and now they have 1 SKU for 3x DVD-RAM and 1 SKU for 5x DVD-RAM, and I think one DVD-RAM SKU in their video section packaged in a DVD case (not including the camcorder based DVD-RAM media).

Generally speaking I'd put DVD-RAM like this:

Maxell > Panasonic/Verbatim (same stuff basically) > Everyone else (I think Optodisc might be a little better off than Ritek and CMC though).
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