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Fuji DVD-R Media at Best Buy (week of 8/3)

Postby Justin42 on Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:19 pm

I was wondering if anyone had bought the Fuji DVD-R media Best Buy is advertising this week? If so, who makes the media? I know their +R media tends to be Ritek, but I am curious who is behind their -R media, and if it's a good deal. (50 discs for $69 -- wouldn't be a bad price if it's a decent brand)
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Postby dhc014 on Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:43 pm

A friend of mine picked them up last week. They were Ricoh discs.
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Postby overfiend on Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:11 am

are u sure you picked up the -R? The +R will be RICOHJPN(RITEK). DVDhelp.com media reviews say the FUJI -R media code are Taiyo Yuden 2x. I'll wait for a positive answer before picking these up.
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Postby bebrewer1 on Mon Aug 04, 2003 12:57 pm

Agreed, I'm not sure that Ricoh even makes -R media. I'm pretty sure that the 50 pack spindle is Ritek G03 2X media if the spindle says "made in Tawain". If it says "made in Japan", then it is Taiyo Yuden media but not sure if it is 2X or 4X.

I'd think it was a good deal either way but I'll buy several spindles if it is the 4X Taiyo Yuden media.
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Postby dhc014 on Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:22 pm

Whoops, yeah... the 2.4x Fuji DVD+R's were Ricoh's.
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Postby Justin42 on Mon Aug 04, 2003 5:02 pm

I just walked down during lunch to BB and they only had Made in Taiwan DVD-R spindles.. strangely, the boxed DVD-R's were Made In Japan (10 for $25). Are they definitely Riteks? The spindle looked like the type CMC uses for CDRs.. (even worse!)

Too bad no made in Japan discs, although that's probably why they're so cheap this week.
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Postby bebrewer1 on Mon Aug 04, 2003 5:14 pm

If it says "made in Japan" it is 100% TY. If it says "made in Taiwan" it should be Ritek G03 media. I've seen no reports anywhere that Fuji uses CMC or ProDisk (Princo) as a supplier.

I'm going to pick up a spindle tonight and will report back with the media ID.

UPDATE: I picked up the 50 pack spindle of Fuji DVD-R at Best Buy. They are Ritek G03 blanks and should burn with no problems at 2X on most burners. I saw the 10 pack Fuji DVD-R that say "up to 4X" on the packaging and they are made in Japan. Hopefully, it won't be long before TY 4X is what Fuji uses in all their DVD-R retail packs 8)
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