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Postby CanDan on Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:24 pm

Hi Guys,

Nice site btw. I'm new to this DVD-R thing, so I need a little help please...

I have the Plextor PX-712A, and getting media is a pain.

I grabbed some VAKOSS DVD-R from work, I rtried to burn a couple of things and didn't work. Even at slow speeds. I coastered 4 of them. Especially died at leadout.

The one that came with the drive (+R) burned at max speed it just had a plextor label on it. But, like I say worked great. The plextor website says Maxell works, but are there cheaper alternatives out there?

Second thing, I have 50 TDK CD-Rs. Some work fine, some don't. The ones that don't get an area error message? Is this just dodgy media or what?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Dan
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:18 pm

have you upgraded the drive to firmware 1.05 yet? that might help with some of the media issues. But the fact is, the PX-712a is pretty picky!
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Postby CanDan on Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:41 pm

Yeah, I did Dolphinius,

I thought it would fix the prob too. I saw a Plextor lover on here somewhere, he might know. Or do you have one too Dolphinius?

What media you recommend?
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Postby DVD_ADDICT on Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:45 pm

Check out the Plextor forum regarding media issues:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.p ... forumid=43
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:52 pm

That's Plextor Fan(atic) mind you!

The PX-712A is like a dog... Feed it a rubber toy, and it'll just suck on it, feed it a hamburger, and it'll do good, just not as good as it could do. Feed it a steak, and it does excellent!

Moral of the story? Feed it good media, Maxell, TY, MCC, 4x Ritek media written @ 4x all come to mind.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:53 am

translation:

The PX-712a can't HANDLE anything but super expensive media :lol:

and yes, I have a PX-712a as well. I prefer to only bad mouth things I have personal experience with :wink:
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Postby pchilson on Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:03 am

Just get some DVD+R PRODISC R03 (about $0.40 each per/100)
They will burn @ 12x with very high quality...
Dolphin is not the only one with this drive...

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:22 am

ok, that's true, I tend to ignore Prodisc when thinking about media types. Prodisc seems to work ok on at least some (maybe all?) Plextor drives.
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Postby CanDan on Tue Sep 07, 2004 2:16 pm

Thanks Guys.

I just bought some Maxell DVD+Rs from Future shop at lunch. I'll give 'em a spin when I get home. Is it also true (I've heard) that + media is a lot more forgiving than - media? In which case, why would I even bother with - media? Just a thought...

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Postby bob11879 on Tue Sep 07, 2004 2:26 pm

-R media has been around longer so more players are compatible with that type of media. If you have a newer player, say less than a year or two old, it should play both. If you find it likes one format over the other, you have your answer.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Sep 07, 2004 2:33 pm

I would not say either format is more forgiving then the other. Both are what they are, and certain drives seem to lean one way or the other.
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Postby vsekh on Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:58 pm

Where can I get PRODISC R03 media?

Can someone post a link to a few places?

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Postby Wesociety on Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:08 pm

www.supermediastore.com 8X DVD+R Prodisc media
www.accaproducts.com 8X Prodisc DVD+R media
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Postby vsekh on Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:45 am

wesociety wrote:www.supermediastore.com 8X DVD+R Prodisc media
www.accaproducts.com 8X Prodisc DVD+R media


Thanks for the links wesociety. :)
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Postby ClayBuster on Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:47 pm

pchilson wrote:
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Every one of mine does this from two different batches.

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Postby pchilson on Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:06 pm

ClayBuster wrote:Every one of mine does this from two different batches.

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I'm sure you've seen the discussions on cdfreaks about the 712...
Heres what this batch looks like burned @ 8x on my LiteOn.


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