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Postby jberry on Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:07 pm

Well....got a Benq 1655 for Christmas from the wife....wanted to try out more media but was surprised that there does not seem to be any dvd -r lightscribe...is there any? in Canada?
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Re: dvd-r Lightscribe Media?

Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:25 pm

jberry wrote:Well....got a Benq 1655 for Christmas from the wife....wanted to try out more media but was surprised that there does not seem to be any dvd -r lightscribe...is there any? in Canada?


HP, owner of the Lightscribe patents, and a big member of the DVD+RW Alliance, for some reason has not deemed it time for DVD-R media to have lightscribe compatible surface yet.... :cry:
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Postby jberry on Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:40 pm

Ahhh....so that is why...this is also the reason this product is going nowhere. They can't give away the stuff at Future Shop the manager by me says. Wife paid $60 Canadian for the 1655. Lightscribe is nice, but it is now obvious to me that dullards and fools are running the show. Too bad....
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Postby jan70 on Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:14 am

LightScribe DVD-R media is at least available here in Europe.
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Postby RJW on Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:29 pm

Yes Philips has been selling lightscribe -R media for some weeks but I think there the only brand which is selling this type of media.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:17 pm

RJW wrote:Yes Philips has been selling lightscribe -R media for some weeks but I think there the only brand which is selling this type of media.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:35 pm

I saw these today and I thought of dolph. :D

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:42 pm

Ian wrote:I saw these today and I thought of dolph. :D

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http://www.compusa.com/products/product ... 3&pfp=cat3


They'd make a great (late) Christmas present :wink:
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Postby DeltaLima on Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:47 pm

jberry wrote:Wife paid $60 Canadian for the 1655.


WHAT!? How the hell she paid such a low price? I saw the 1655 yesterday at FutureShop and it was 179$, of course not in sale but how come a new drive would come on the market with a 119$ rebate?

Maybe the price wasn't entered right inthe system and she got it for the price of the 1640 they had a lot in stock?

I would go buy one right now if it was 60$... when I saw 179$ I was surprised it was a litter high and I was looking for the next rebate before buying.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:08 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:They'd make a great (late) Christmas present :wink:


I'll pick some up for you next time I'm over there. They're on sale for $10 this week anyway.
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Postby jberry on Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:32 pm

got the bill in front of me....$65 taxes in for 1655..retial not OEM

she actually got it boxing day and we opened it later...guess I was lucky. with a bunch of kids you never get to open all your presents at once. Yep $65 Canadian for Benq 1655

Is this HP media avail in Canada? Is it any good? HP media in general...who is it made by etc.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:34 pm

At one time HP's CD-R media was made by TY but I think these days most of it is made by CMC.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:39 pm

Ian wrote:At one time HP's CD-R media was made by TY but I think these days most of it is made by CMC.


Yeah, CMC has an exclusive contract with HP to produce their media. Which means it can be good.... but CMC doesn't have to try to impress them either (since HP can't run anywhere else!), so it can also be a dumping ground.
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Postby ClayBuster on Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:12 pm

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I got these at staples today MCC003
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Postby jberry on Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:28 pm

would the -r's be ok if you force solidburn on and burned at just 4x say and avoid the aggresive speeds?
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Postby TCAS on Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:54 pm

Staples has HP DVD LS $17.99/pack of 25 on sale this week.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:19 am

ClayBuster wrote:Image

I got these at staples today MCC003


Made by CMC with MCC code :wink:
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