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Postby 21st Hermit on Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:18 pm

With LightScribe capable drives already hitting store shelves
I didn't believe this quote until I checked the Egg this morning. Low and behold, a HP LightScribe DVD burner. They even have LightScribe CD-R media . . . Progress!!!! =D>
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Postby thegdog on Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:22 pm

21st Hermit wrote:I didn't believe this quote until I checked the Egg this morning. Low and behold, a HP LightScribe DVD burner. They even have LightScribe CD-R media . . . Progress!!!! =D>

They've also been available in HP and Compaq machines for a while. Costco even has LightScribe-compatible DVD+R media as an option when you purchase a machine.

See http://www.costco.com/CTO/HPConfigurator.aspx?prodid=10029571&whse=BC&topnav=&cat=4335&hierPath=84*4335*&model=PU028AV%23ABA as an example.

Not to mention 3 DL discs for $9.99. Wish they offered that to anyone. :)
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Postby MadBurner on Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:56 pm

I noticed that Supermediastore.com has 30 pack spindles of Verbatim 52X CD-Rs for $19.99. Is DVD media available? and where is the cheapest but reputable place to purchase them from?

Thanks!
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Postby Ian on Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:38 am

MadBurner wrote:Is DVD media available?


Coming soon... Memorex 8x LightScribe DVD+R Discs:

http://www.compusa.com/products/product ... pfp=SEARCH

I need to pick up some of the Verbatim CD-R discs one of these days.
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:17 am

Awesome...Thanks Ian!

I just hope that Memorex isn't using Prodisc for their LightScribe media!

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Postby 21st Hermit on Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:14 pm

Ian wrote: Coming soon... Memorex 8x LightScribe DVD+R Discs:
This makes no sense, if all the LightScribe burners are brand new, then they must be 16X, so why 8X media?

You are already paying a premium for the LightScribe coating, just do 16X and be done with it. Aaah the marketing geniuses!!! #-o
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Postby 21st Hermit on Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:07 am

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Postby Ian on Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:04 am

Is it show and tell time already? As long as we're thowing up pictures, here's one for you.

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Postby 21st Hermit on Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:02 am

Ian wrote:Is it show and tell time already?
Engadget had a link to CDFreaks test of the Phillips LightScribe burner, I figured you already knew and I didn't want to steal your thunder.

BTW: How do I get to be a DVD_Hermit ???
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Postby 21st Hermit on Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:12 am

Ian wrote:Image
I assume this means you have a BenQ in house, and that in a few days we'll see another impeccable CDRLabs review. Complete with fancy Lightscribe artwork. =D>
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Postby Ian on Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:23 am

21st Hermit wrote:BTW: How do I get to be a DVD_Hermit ???


Gotta earn it. :D

I need to pick up some more LightScribe discs. I need to do some more practicing before you see any of my artwork.

Anyone else playing around with the LightScribe support in Nero? Why do they need to install another service on the computer?
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Postby MediumRare on Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:46 pm

The HP DVD640i showed up in a local store (€ 109). There isn't a useable picture on the box, but the serial no. (424 50 600 xxxx) reeks of LiteOn. Verbatim LiteScribe CDR's are €10 for 10 (more than printable 8x DVD+R :o). At those prices, this isn't very attractive.

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Postby bob11879 on Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:56 pm

Lessee, from the review...special drive, special media, special application (unless you get Nero and the special serial number) so you can take 6 minutes for the burn and another 15 minutes or more for the label. Oh Joy!! 6 minutes laser time +15 minutes laser time minimum = how many discs can I burn before the laser goes out??

No thanks.
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:44 pm

bob11879 wrote:Lessee, from the review...special drive, special media, special application (unless you get Nero and the special serial number) so you can take 6 minutes for the burn and another 15 minutes or more for the label. Oh Joy!! 6 minutes laser time +15 minutes laser time minimum = how many discs can I burn before the laser goes out??

No thanks.


Probably much more than you would need.

70,000 hours is the MTBF. Here

So assuming you burn non-stop, the laser working every single second of every day, which is not realistic, it would still go for almost 8 years.
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Postby Ian on Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:08 am

15 minutes? More like 20 something just for normal quality.
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Postby Ian on Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:11 am

I picked up some Verbatim Lightscribe media tonite. Here's one of the discs I've made so far:

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If you have a cool disc label in Nero Cover Designer format, let me know and I'll try printing it out.
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Postby 21st Hermit on Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:01 am

Ian wrote:
21st Hermit wrote:BTW: How do I get to be a DVD_Hermit ???

Gotta earn it. :D
Okay Boss, so how do I earn it? Or as you say, "Get on the Bus"
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Postby cfitz on Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:04 pm

Ian wrote:I picked up some Verbatim Lightscribe media tonite. Here's one of the discs I've made so far:

Hmmmm... Are you implying that CDRLabs readers should be riding the short bus? :x

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Postby Ian on Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:32 pm

cfitz wrote:Hmmmm... Are you implying that CDRLabs readers should be riding the short bus? :x


lol..
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:38 pm

Doesn't get any more uncomfortable on a bus than this:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19266
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Postby 21st Hermit on Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:20 am

Ian wrote:Hopefully we'll see price cuts on LightScribe media as well
What LightScribe media? I have yet to see any DVD, only LightScribe CD-R media. Does anyone burn CD's anymore? Rare for me, only to transfer some [small] files.
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Postby thegdog on Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:28 pm

21st Hermit wrote:What LightScribe media? I have yet to see any DVD, only LightScribe CD-R media. Does anyone burn CD's anymore? Rare for me, only to transfer some [small] files.

http://www.meritline.com/lightscribe-dvd-plus-r-media.html

And yes, people still burn CDs. My car CD player really doesn't do so well with CD audio on DVDs. Not sure about yours.
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Postby jberry on Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:51 pm

tons at staples and futureshop
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Postby Ian on Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:13 pm

I've seen tons of Verbatim LS CD-R media. HP media is also showing up in some places as well.

I finally got some of Verbatim's LS DVD+R media too.
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Postby jberry on Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:20 pm

I wouldn't mind trying it once the companies stop the rip-off....at least BenQ admits it though....see the Benq story at the cdlabs front page.
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