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Experience with SKC-media?

Postby Scour on Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:38 pm

Hello!

I saw a 100er cakebox with SKC-Media for ca. 27€, DVD-R or DVD+R 4x. Have you experiences with this media?

I had SKC CD-R-media, that media was very good, so maybe the DVD-media, too?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:12 pm

Infosmart makes a lot of SKC code 4x media....
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Postby Scour on Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:48 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Infosmart makes a lot of SKC code 4x media....


And infosmart is not a good one, I heard :(
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:33 pm

Scour wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:Infosmart makes a lot of SKC code 4x media....


And infosmart is not a good one, I heard :(


Why not ask Aviationwiz what he thinks of Infosmart made Hyundai brand media :wink:
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Postby RJW on Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:34 pm

Infosmart is :evil:
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Postby jase on Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:27 am

Don't let that necessarily put you off SKC though. Genuine SKC discs are generally of pretty good quality, up to the standard of Ritek/Prodisc/CMC anyway. SKC are a large Korean company who've been around for a very long time and generally have a good reputation.
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Postby RJW on Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:10 am

Well infosmart isn't the only Hongkong companny that uses SKC code.
Infact it makes me have doubts if SKC actually makes something themeselves and just don't licens there codes.
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Postby jase on Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:08 am

They do manufacture, I have some SKC-branded media which states "Made in Korea" on it, so they must at least have a small factory.

I do get sick of all the HK garbage that floods the market every so often though. Infosmart are actually one of the better ones. At least their media is usable in the main -- Vanguard, Yi Jhan, the various Longten rubbish, all far worse. And that's before we get to the totally anonymous stuff :evil:
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Postby RJW on Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:34 am

Well at least the Yi Jhan guys did seem to use there own codes.
Vanguard = garbage allways has been back in the days of CD-r's they were stupide enough to use a atip that didn't match there dye. (So wrong strategy which caused that only a few burners could burn it readable.)

ABout SKC. The do have licenses for production in Korea. So they should manufacture however I see more hongkong stuff with there name on as the made in Korea stuff which I haven't seen for months.
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Postby jase on Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:17 am

I remember Vanguard only too well :lol:

Didn't DST manage a similar trick, using phthalocyanine dye on a disc with a type-1 stamper? The irony was, if you used the discs on a good burner (TEAC) the write quality wasn't too bad (16x media wrote at 24x quite happily).

Vanguard always struck me as beautifully-made rubbish though. The discs had an air of quality about them that made you think you'd bought a good disc, until you tried to read the bloody thing back #-o

The Vanguard DVD-Rs I had wouldn't read past 800Mb regardless of drive or speed. Quite the worst media I've ever come across.
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Postby RJW on Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:54 am

jase wrote:I remember Vanguard only too well :lol:

Didn't DST manage a similar trick, using phthalocyanine dye on a disc with a type-1 stamper? The irony was, if you used the discs on a good burner (TEAC) the write quality wasn't too bad (16x media wrote at 24x quite happily).

We probally are talking about the same disc's here in the old days Vanguard bought there CD-R stampers from DST with DST atip. Why DST themselves are allready quite crap the stuff that Vanguard made with DST stamper gave new definitions of crap media (Really). Infact even the allready poor reputation of DST got screwed up because of there hongkong deals with compannies like vanguard.
TEAC and Plextor drives were I think the only ones who could burn it ok. At least that are the ones I know that could do it for sure but most other burners had mayor problems.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:52 am

hehe, I remember those Vanguard CD-Rs too.... that was some pretty crappy stuff. Scored a resounding 0 on the CATS test RJW arranged for me if I am not mistaken :P
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Postby RJW on Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:41 pm

Not CASTS. CD associates CDA-3000 analyzer. Some semi profesional tester. I say semi-profesional because it 's not as advanced as the big Datarius and AUdiodev testers. CATS is better.(gives more data output)
But in the time that there were tools just arriveing for home testers this thing was still something extra and a better as most other stuff.
It is very close to the clover tester currently used by cdrinfo when it comes to what it can do.
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