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Postby bill on Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:22 pm

Hey guys, hope you had a good New Years eve!

It looks like CVS has the best deal this week..

Staples has a I/O Magic lightscribe ( possibly a BenQ 1655) drive on sale for a final cost of 50 bucks. From my zip code it's also available on-line with coupon.


Office Max

Verbatim 2.4x DVD+R DL, 10 pack for $19.99

Verbatim 4x DVD+RW, 10 count for $8.99

Verbatim 4x CD-RW, 10 count for $6.99

Khypermedia, 25 count DVD +or-R and 50 count 52x CD-R for $6.99


Best Buy

Fuji 8x DVD +or-R, 50 count for $14.99

Dynex 52x CD-R, 50 count for $7.99

Memorex 2.4x DVD+R DL, 15 count for $29.99


Office Depot

Maxell DVD +or-R, 50 count for $14.99

Maxell CD-R, 50 count for $7.99


Staples

HP DVD +or-R, 50 count for $14.94

HP DVD +or-R lightscribe, 25 count for $17.94

HP 48x CD-R, 100 count for $17.94

Slim jewel case, 50 count for $8.94


Circuit City

TDK 8x DVD+or-R, 25 count for $7.99


CVS

Alka Seltzer Gold, 36 count for $5.49
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Re: Media ads starting 1-1-06

Postby Ian on Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:50 pm

bill wrote:Staples has a I/O Magic lightscribe ( possibly a BenQ 1655) drive on sale for a final cost of 50 bucks. From my zip code it's also available on-line with coupon.


I was going to pick up a retail 1655 but I might have to take advantage of this deal too.
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Re: Media ads starting 1-1-06

Postby bill on Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:48 am

Ian wrote:
bill wrote:Staples has a I/O Magic lightscribe ( possibly a BenQ 1655) drive on sale for a final cost of 50 bucks. From my zip code it's also available on-line with coupon.


I was going to pick up a retail 1655 but I might have to take advantage of this deal too.


Is a review in the works for the 1655?

Do you or anyone else know what other drives may be in the I/O Magic box?
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Re: Media ads starting 1-1-06

Postby Ian on Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:58 am

bill wrote:Is a review in the works for the 1655?


Yeah, dolph is working on one. I wanted a drive for my own testing.

I'm not sure what other drives I/OMagic could be using. I guess you could get stuck with the 1625.
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Postby Dartman on Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:53 pm

They also sell the LiteOn version in thier new boxes so open it before you take it away. I'm going to check em out today too, like I need another burner :wink:
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Postby bill on Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:10 pm

Dartman wrote: like I need another burner :wink:


:lol: it really is a illness!

I just bought the I/O Magic writer at Staples. The one box that I tried had a BenQ 1655 inside with a white face plate, no black spare..

The I/O Magic model number is IDVD16DLS. What appears to set this box apart from the other is that the DVD +R DL is rated at 8X...

Apply coupon code 66683 to get another $10 off. Final cost is $40 after Staples rebate.

Try coupon 32565 ( $20 off ) for the external drive, it might work.

If anyone else picks one up please post what you find in the box.
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Postby ClayBuster on Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:29 pm

I got the exact same thing this morning. email faceplate@iomagic.com for the black one.


bill wrote:
I just bought the I/O Magic writer at Staples. The one box that I tried had a BenQ 1655 inside with a white face plate, no black spare..

The I/O Magic model number is IDVD16DLS. What appears to set this box apart from the other is that the DVD +R DL is rated at 8X...

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Postby bill on Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:39 pm

ClayBuster wrote:I got the exact same thing this morning. email faceplate@iomagic.com for the black one.


bill wrote:
I just bought the I/O Magic writer at Staples. The one box that I tried had a BenQ 1655 inside with a white face plate, no black spare..

The I/O Magic model number is IDVD16DLS. What appears to set this box apart from the other is that the DVD +R DL is rated at 8X...



Very nice, I do prefer the black face plate. How did you find that out?

Thanks!
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Postby ClayBuster on Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:46 pm

I/O Magic's live support on thier web site
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Postby Dartman on Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:08 pm

Well that makes 9 dvd burners :roll: They had 2 on the shelf, one that just said LS DL etc, and one that said 8x DL etc. I couldn't tweak the box enough to see so I asked if they could open it to double check maker, she looked at me puzzled but I explained and no problem, saw the BenQ sticker, said thanks, I'll take it. One of the sales guys talked to me a bit about how nice his older 1625 worked and we compared notes, he managed to talk me into extended warrantee :o But hey it's only 7 bucks more for a supposedly no hassle upgrade for a extra year. I told him I dont break em, I just retire em.
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Verbatim DL cheap in Germany

Postby MediumRare on Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:19 am

I couldn't believe this when I looked at the Kaufhof flyer this morning but it was real!! (this is a normal dept. store like The Bay in Canada).

So I picked up my first ever DL media: Verbatim DVD+R DL 2.4x, Photo Printable, Made in Singapore, 10-pack in jewel cases for € 9.99! :D:D Got the last 2 packs they had.

Normally you guys in the US (and Canada) get the good deals- but now it's my turn. Gloat. \:D/

Only problem is: I may need a new burner. :o A first test burn @4x with my LiteOn SOHW-1213S @ 1653S CS0T produced a write error halfway through. The second try @2.4x looks good, although burning and testing it tying up my system for over an hour and a half!

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Re: Verbatim DL cheap in Germany

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:50 pm

MediumRare wrote:I couldn't believe this when I looked at the Kaufhof flyer this morning but it was real!! (this is a normal dept. store like The Bay in Canada).

So I picked up my first ever DL media: Verbatim DVD+R DL 2.4x, Photo Printable, Made in Singapore, 10-pack in jewel cases for € 9.99! :D:D Got the last 2 packs they had.

Normally you guys in the US (and Canada) get the good deals- but now it's my turn. Gloat. \:D/

Only problem is: I may need a new burner. :o A first test burn @4x with my LiteOn SOHW-1213S @ 1653S CS0T produced a write error halfway through. The second try @2.4x looks good, although burning and testing it tying up my system for over an hour and a half!

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You think THAT'S bad? Try testing them on the PX-712/PX-716! That's a 3hour test for PIE, PIF, and Jitter/Beta per disc! (and I test a lot of discs :cry: )
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Re: Verbatim DL cheap in Germany

Postby MediumRare on Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:11 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Try testing them on the PX-712/PX-716! That's a 3hour test for PIE, PIF, and Jitter/Beta per disc! (and I test a lot of discs :cry: )

Well you've got at least 2 of those (and a mess of other drives) and I've only got my 1213S (although I came within an inch of going for an SHM-165P6S [-X after the 4x coaster).

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Re: Verbatim DL cheap in Germany

Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:49 pm

MediumRare wrote:So I picked up my first ever DL media: Verbatim DVD+R DL 2.4x, Photo Printable, Made in Singapore, 10-pack in jewel cases for € 9.99! :D:D Got the last 2 packs they had.

Normally you guys in the US (and Canada) get the good deals- but now it's my turn. Gloat. \:D/

Well done! :D

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