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Postby TCAS on Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:13 pm

Maxell DVD+/-R (8X) made in Japan Pack of 50 for $18.99 (Office Depot)

Philips DVD +/-R (8X) Pack of 15 for $3.99 (CircuitCity)

TDK DVD+/-R (8X) Pack of 25 for $9.99 (CompUSA)

Memorex DVD+/-R Pack of 50 for $19.99 (BestBuy)

Verbatim DVD+/-R Pack of 25 for $11.99 (Best Buy)
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Postby ETP on Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:13 pm

Maxell -R at my store is Taiwan

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Postby TCAS on Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:37 pm

ETP wrote:Maxell -R at my store is Taiwan


I have Maxell 3 pack of 50 and one pack of 100 (Goldish) DVD-R made in Japan.
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Postby CowboySlim on Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:28 am

The Goldish Maxell DVD-R, 8X at my Staples were Japan. But I also go to TCAS's Staples at the traffic circle sometimes. :roll:
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Re: DVD Week End Sale

Postby Asrale on Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:14 am

TCAS wrote:Maxell DVD+/-R (8X) made in Japan Pack of 50 for $18.99 (Office Depot)

Philips DVD +/-R (8X) Pack of 15 for $3.99 (CircuitCity)

TDK DVD+/-R (8X) Pack of 25 for $9.99 (CompUSA)

Memorex DVD+/-R Pack of 50 for $19.99 (BestBuy)

Verbatim DVD+/-R Pack of 25 for $11.99 (Best Buy)


Can anyone tell me which DVD media of the two at Best Buy is better? I want to get the better media (not necessarily the better value). If anyone could compare for me that would be great.

Verbatim:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... =10&loc=01

Memorex:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... =10&loc=01
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Postby bill on Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:39 am

Thanks, TCAS

I'm going to get some of the Verbatim at Best Buy and give it a try.

Not media related but I noticed Best Buy (web) is offering the Pioneer A09 for $87 after $30 rebate. The A09 (retail version) comes with a nice software package, see Ian's review. The rebate might also be valid for in-store purchase.
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Postby ETP on Sun Apr 17, 2005 7:47 am

I am on the road again, so I will look for an Office Depot in this area. Or Staple and get a price match.

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Postby burninfool on Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:58 am

In a related sale:CompUSA has a Seagate 160GB IDE HDD for $59.99(after MIR).
I've bought the Philips 8x DVD+R's in the past and they're made by CMC(EO1).
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Postby TCAS on Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:53 pm

Among the brands of "Maxell, Philips, TDK, Memorex and Verbatim" only Maxell is made Japan as far as I know, since I have not seen any of other brand made in Japan. Also except for Verbatim which I have never used before, my own experiences show that I have had problem in the past with TDK, Philips and Memorex one way or another, and they all made in TIWAN. The best of them for burning with much higher speed with trouble free, have been Maxell (DVD+/-R) and Fuji (DVD+/-R) both made in Japan.
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Postby hiwass on Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:57 pm

I got some TDK -R at BB several weeks ago that were made in Japan. Although DVD-identifer indicated that they are TY, they only have a one year warranty.
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Postby TCAS on Sun Apr 17, 2005 5:26 pm

I just checked Office Depot they have these Maxell DVD+/-R some made in Japan some made in Taiwan, be careful when you buy try to braws to find made in Japan one since they are mixed. In Staples also they Maxell DVD +/-R in sale in pack of 50 for $17.99 but both are made in Taiwan, Staple have both made in Japan but in locked cabinet and no indication that those are on sale.
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Verbatim

Postby rmdir on Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:18 pm

FWIW, the last spindle of -R, which I got from Amazon was made in Taiwan but has a code of MCC 02

Edit: These were Verbatim discs.
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Re: Verbatim

Postby TCAS on Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:38 pm

rmdir wrote:FWIW, the last spindle of -R, which I got from Amazon was made in Taiwan but has a code of MCC 02


The MID (Media Code)for both Maxell made in Japan are as foloows:

Maxell DVD+R(8X) = Maxell 002

Maxell DVD-R (8X) = RG03

Both of these DVD+/-R (8X) are capable to be burned at 16X by NEC 3500 burner.
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Re: Verbatim

Postby hiwass on Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:28 am

TCAS wrote:Maxell DVD-R (8X) = RG03 Both of these DVD+/-R (8X) are capable to be burned at 16X by NEC 3500 burner.


Are the RG03 as good as the max002?
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Re: Verbatim

Postby TCAS on Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:09 am

hiwass wrote:
TCAS wrote:Maxell DVD-R (8X) = RG03 Both of these DVD+/-R (8X) are capable to be burned at 16X by NEC 3500 burner.


Are the RG03 as good as the max002?


I have had luck with both RG03 and 002 burning at 16 in my NEC 3500 with parity good quality. So far I have not experienced any difficulty with any one it.
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Postby ETP on Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:36 am

mine shows at 12x max MIJ Max 0002 +R.

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Postby TCAS on Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:29 am

ETP wrote:mine shows at 12x max MIJ Max 0002 +R.


I am using Liggy/Dee mod f/w for my 3500 and burns both Maxell DVD+/-R (8X) at 16X with no problem.
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:19 pm

For Verbatim Deals:

Check this!,

or this!
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Postby ETP on Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:50 pm

When I get home i will flash my drive

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Postby ETP on Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:22 am

TCAS! I flashed my drive to LDs "C" non quiet version and the 3500 still shows Max 0002 12x in Nero tools. Starts at 12x and burns a disk in 6 minutes or less and it seems to speed up during the process.

Decrypter is next!
Starts at 6.2X
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So, How do you get a 16X burn?

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Postby ETP on Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:27 am

Tcas! Do you have any max0002 MIJ?

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Postby TCAS on Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:33 pm

ETP wrote:Tcas! Do you have any max0002 MIJ?


etp; I am out of town started from April 22 and will last until April 29, as soon as I get home I will let you know what version of L/D I have ( I beleive is LD-1.4final_Fast). But I have not problem at all burning FUji DVD+/-R(8X) and Maxell DVD+/-R(8X) both at 16X with my NEC 3500 and quality of burned DVD is excellent.
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Postby ETP on Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:41 am

TCAS! Did a Quikee2 extreme v3 FW and it shows 16X. None of the others did in nero tools including LDs current FW. So If you find LDs that is 16X when you get back , send me the link.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:52 am

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.
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Postby Ian on Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:16 am

Noooooooooooooo!!!
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