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Postby TCAS on Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:37 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:BTW: All Maxell 8x DVDR media will be switching to "Made in Taiwan" only now.... at least according to my source in Maxell they will. Sometimes they change their minds about these things, but since it happened with their 4x DVDRs I wouldn't be surprised.



May be this claim would be a good excuse for some people to rush to every store that they have Maxell MADE in Japan and buy every sigle one of them. Good marketing gimick?.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:13 am

TCAS wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:BTW: All Maxell 8x DVDR media will be switching to "Made in Taiwan" only now.... at least according to my source in Maxell they will. Sometimes they change their minds about these things, but since it happened with their 4x DVDRs I wouldn't be surprised.



May be this claim would be a good excuse for some people to rush to every store that they have Maxell MADE in Japan and buy every sigle one of them. Good marketing gimick?.


Look at the ratings people have given the Maxell 8x DVD-Rs "made in Taiwan" on videohelp.com. They are by FAR the worst rendition of RITEKG05 on the market, according to the posted details. Maxell is a brand that prides itself on quality, and customer satisfaction... they aren't the kind of company to pull something like that, even if only because it would be too much work on their part to try to get the false information out there.

Looking at their new pricing that being announced for distributors, as well as the trend Maxell has always taken (Japanese made for new products, and Taiwanese made for mass production products), everything is pointing towards the Japanese media being pulled from North American shelves, in order to compete with more craptacular brands. So people in Europe might be ok, and people in Japan will continue to get the good stuff.
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Postby ETP on Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:05 pm

TCAS! Fri is the 29th man! You are as bad as me. When I go tdy this and freaks are my entertainment.

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Postby TCAS on Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:25 am

ETP wrote:TCAS! Fri is the 29th man! You are as bad as me. When I go tdy this and freaks are my entertainment.

PS// Got my new 8400 from Dell and gave my old dell to my daughter. Man I love those 8400's. Nice box! So to speak!


etp; you are right, can you belive, while I am away from town in this last two weeks, the second night I was feeling so lost without computer and access to internet that I went out at 8:00 Pm and bought me a laptop from local Bestbuy and with availability of wireless internet access at hotel I have been able to keep intouch so far. When I get home tomorrow (Friday April 29) I will email you the LD version of firmwere I have on my 3500.

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Postby ETP on Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:31 am

OK! I tried the LD FW you sent and it says 12X for Max002. Flashed back to Quikee's extreme version 3 and 16X. There were two FW's in the pack and I picked the fast one.
So what did I do wrong. I am so @@@@@@@ confused.

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Postby TCAS on Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:15 pm

ETP wrote:OK! I tried the LD FW you sent and it says 12X for Max002. Flashed back to Quikee's extreme version 3 and 16X. There were two FW's in the pack and I picked the fast one.
So what did I do wrong. I am so @@@@@@@ confused.


etp; I am sure I owe a big apology, I just got curious and one more time I check the LD-1.4Fast and results are as follow:

Maxell DVD+R (Max002) 8X is capabble to be burned at 12X

Maxell DVD-R (MXL RG03) 8X ...................................at 16X

Fuji DVD+R (YUDEN000 T02) 8X ...............................at 16X

Note: All three are made in Japan. I have not have any experienced with Fuji DVD-R yet.
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Postby TCAS on Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:28 pm

Media Sales Starting Sunday May 1st

1) Office Depot

Maxell DVD+/-R in pack of 25 for $8.99
Maxell CD-RW in pack of 25 for $8.99
Philips CD-R in pack of 50 for $8.99

2) CompUSA

TDK DVD+/-R in pack of 50 for $19.99
TDK CD-R in pack of 50 two for $17.98

3) Best Buy

Fuji DVD+/-R in pack of 25 for $9.99
TDK DVD+/-R in pack of 50 for $19.99

Note: All DVD+/-R from Maxell, Fuji are (8X) made in Japan and TDK DVD+/-R are (8X) made in Tiwan.
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Postby ETP on Sun May 01, 2005 6:32 am

So the TDK +R burns at 16X. Might pick up a box.

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Postby Jim on Sun May 01, 2005 10:16 am

TCAS wrote:Note: All DVD+/-R from Maxell, Fuji are (8X) made in Japan and TDK DVD+/-R are (8X) made in Tiwan.


I think you mean make sure you get the Made in Japan spindles from Maxell and Fuji because in the USA its possible to find Made in Taiwan 8X spindles too from those two manufacturers.
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Postby CowboySlim on Sun May 01, 2005 11:36 am

The Fuji price is AMIR again and it takes months to get those, if ever.
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Postby TCAS on Sun May 01, 2005 12:42 pm

Jim wrote:
TCAS wrote:Note: All DVD+/-R from Maxell, Fuji are (8X) made in Japan and TDK DVD+/-R are (8X) made in Tiwan.


I think you mean make sure you get the Made in Japan spindles from Maxell and Fuji because in the USA its possible to find Made in Taiwan 8X spindles too from those two manufacturers.



Yes that is what I meant.
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Postby TCAS on Sun May 01, 2005 12:46 pm

CowboySlim wrote:The Fuji price is AMIR again and it takes months to get those, if ever.


Slim; You are right I have doubt the $5 MIR will be receive for Fuji, so we might consider price of 25 pack for Fuji is $14.99 and then make a decision to buyit or not.

Slim, What ever happen to our Charlie Brown?, me be we could make it in week of starting tomorrow Monday May2 to Friday May6?.
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