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Canada: HP 4x +R spindle of 50. $34.99 CDN

Postby Spazmogen on Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:28 pm

At Tiger Direct.ca

Plus shipping.

These things sell at Tigerdirect.com (US store front) for $29.99 USD.

They're much cheaper in Canada: nearly $10 CDN per spindle of 50.

The downside: no free shipping anymore.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:09 am

Man, I hate that about Tigerdirect! Since they buy almost all their media through a grey market supplier, and not official channels, they always are able to undercut all the people going through official channels.

It's companies like this that force respectable businesses into shady dealings or bankruptcy! :evil:
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Postby Raz0rX on Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:27 am

Just curious, who makes the recording layer for those HP discs?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:15 am

Raz0rX wrote:Just curious, who makes the recording layer for those HP discs?


What, you mean the dye type or the manufacturer?
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Postby Raz0rX on Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:15 am

Right, I meant the dye manufacture.

Deal @ TigerDirect.ca is over, now the price is @ $43. CTY (www.cty.ca)now carries SmartBuy 8x DVD+R 50pcs spindle for $50, they accept online orders.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:04 pm

The dye type is almost certainly AZO, and the manufacturer is almost certainly HP.
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:05 pm

I'm kicking myself in the arse I didn't pull the trigger on the 3 spindles I had in my basket last night. :evil:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:53 pm

Spazmogen wrote:I'm kicking myself in the arse I didn't pull the trigger on the 3 spindles I had in my basket last night. :evil:


Well, why not just answer my PM then :lol:
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:35 pm

I did (finally).

Thanks for the offer.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:58 pm

Spazmogen wrote:I did (finally).

Thanks for the offer.


No Prob! I'd happily steal any customer away from Tigerdirect.ca :wink: but I won't compete against www.blankmedia.ca.

One thing though, if you really want a branded surface... wouldn't inkjet printable discs work just as well, if not better?
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Postby Spazmogen on Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:47 pm

Update: deal is back on. Price is now $34.99 CDN.

It had jumped to $42.99 for 24 hours, now its back down.


I pulled the trigger and got 3 spindles.

$ 134.83 CDN shipping & taxes included.

That's about 90 cents CDN a DVD.

This spindle is selling for $29.99 USD at Tiger's US webstore.

Compare this to the Memorex 50 spindle @ Future Shop & BB this week for $59.99 CDN. $25 CDN cheaper per spindle, but you have to pay for shipping.

Shipping for 3 spindles of 50 was $12.27CDN to Ontario.

I figure I saved about $70 CDN today. Even after shipping.

I've used the CMC made Khypermedia DVD's and not a coaster in the 100 or so I've burned.

My wife is NOT going to be impressed.
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Postby Spazmogen on Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:06 pm

HP 4x rated

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Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:CMC MAG-F01-000]
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Disc Type : [DVD+R]
Manufacturer ID : [CMC MAG]
Manufacturer Name : [CMC Magnetics Corp.]
Media Type ID : [F01]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Disc Application Code : [General Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2]
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[DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com]
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:14 pm

hehehe, not me! My CD/DVD collection (just the blanks) take up one of my walls now :wink:
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:30 pm

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:16 pm

As long as you understand that *ALL* that means is that every portion of the disc is readable at some unmentioned speed. So some parts of the disc may require slow downs to read it. I would HIGHLY suggest doing a transfer rate test at 8x or faster if you can.
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:39 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:As long as you understand that *ALL* that means is that every portion of the disc is readable at some unmentioned speed. So some parts of the disc may require slow downs to read it. I would HIGHLY suggest doing a transfer rate test at 8x or faster if you can.


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But Info tool shows the read speed is 5x ! And I can't change it in the drop down box. Grrr.


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I have some digging to do in order to fix this slow reading.

is read speed locked in the firmware? I ripped a DVD a week ago @ near 11x, so I have no idea why this is going on now.

OK. I rebooted. Inserted a commercial pressed disc. No troubles at all.

Insert a DVD+R and the speed drops to 5x.

So its got to be in the hacked firmware.
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