Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Memorex/Fuji Taiyo Yuden - any differences?

Burn baby burn!

Memorex/Fuji Taiyo Yuden - any differences?

Postby mondo32 on Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:47 pm

I have a DVD Player that only supports TY Fuji cdrs (it has good taste ;) )but the supply of Fuji TY are getting a bit limited for a fair value in my area and was wondering aside from the branding if there are any differences betweeen the TY Memorex (which are everywhere) and TY Fuji discs.
mondo32
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:39 pm

Re: Memorex/Fuji Taiyo Yuden - any differences?

Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:52 pm

mondo32 wrote:I have a DVD Player that only supports TY Fuji cdrs (it has good taste ;) )but the supply of Fuji TY are getting a bit limited for a fair value in my area and was wondering aside from the branding if there are any differences betweeen the TY Memorex (which are everywhere) and TY Fuji discs.

There should be no difference. But I would buy a 50-pack first and try them out before buying more.
User avatar
BuddhaTB
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1865
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 8:50 pm
Location: Southern California (LA & Orange County)

Postby aviationwiz on Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:56 pm

I think that BB has Memorex 100 packs for $10
User avatar
aviationwiz
Plextor Fan(atic)
 
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Postby mondo32 on Sun Feb 09, 2003 7:26 pm

Thanks for the advice guys.

$10 for 100 - now that's a good deal. I'm in Canada and the store with a massive amount of Memorex TYs is actually Best Buy owned Future Shop where they want $30 for 50. This is what I'm currently paying for the Fuji's at Blockbuster but stock is running low... - these are the best deals around here in Canada I have found.

If any on-line stores selling them for that might be something to consider.

Since 50 is the biggest package for TYs I can get in Canada I'm going to keep my eyes open for any Memorex TY 10pk w/Jewel cases and see how they go.
mondo32
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:39 pm

Postby EatMoreChicken on Sat Feb 15, 2003 11:00 am

I have an old DVD player as well that only supports TY's. I tested out the Memorex TY's a few months back and they DIDN'T work. I used CDidentifier and the disc were different, although both still TY's. Not that it really matters, the Memorex disc were able to store a few more secs of data.

Anyway, I've used TDK TY's (which are hard to find in my area) and Fuji's and they seem to work 70% of the time, and only if burned at 4-8x. I pretty much stop using CD-Rs altogether and use Hi-Speed CD-RW's to watch stuff on my player. Personally, I'm just waiting for a DVD player to come out w/ all the features I'm looking for so I can stop this TY/CD-RW silliness.
EatMoreChicken
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2002 3:50 pm

Postby Spazmogen on Sat Feb 15, 2003 3:01 pm

mondo32 wrote:Thanks for the advice guys.

$10 for 100 - now that's a good deal. I'm in Canada and the store with a massive amount of Memorex TYs is actually Best Buy owned Future Shop where they want $30 for 50. This is what I'm currently paying for the Fuji's at Blockbuster but stock is running low... - these are the best deals around here in Canada I have found.

If any on-line stores selling them for that might be something to consider.

Since 50 is the biggest package for TYs I can get in Canada I'm going to keep my eyes open for any Memorex TY 10pk w/Jewel cases and see how they go.


Watch FS closely. The one I check in London Ont. seems to only carry Made In Taiwan Memorex. (CMC, not TY).
e6400 Core 2 Duo @ 2.13ghz
GeForce 7600GT 256mb PCI-e
2gb DDR2 667mhz Patriot ram 1.8v in d/c
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 F10 BIOS
WD Caviar SE16 250GB SATA300 7200RPM 16MB Buffer
Samsung SATA2 80gb 7200rpm
Samsung SH-S182D 18x DVD burner
User avatar
Spazmogen
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1472
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Woodstock, Ontario

Postby Action Jackson on Sat Feb 15, 2003 4:35 pm

mondo32,

Where abouts in Canada are you located?
Action Jackson
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jul 19, 2002 12:13 pm
Location: Markham, ON. CANADA

Postby BillyG on Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:24 am

I have TY made Memorex, Fuji and TDK discs and theres no difference in quality between them. I have been able to burn the 32X rated Memorex at 48X (smart burn off!) with NO error problems with my Lite-On - same disks, and same outstanding quality!

My only gripe about Memorex is that I havent been able to find any 40 or 48X TY's here - those disks here are proably CMC, Prodisc, Postech or Ritek's. I wish Memorex would stick with TY only, though the Prodiscs are very good quality.
User avatar
BillyG
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 237
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 6:03 am
Location: Somewhere in Texas


Return to CD-R/CD-RW Drives

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.