DVD_ADDICT wrote:Compusa has TDK DVD MEDIA on sale 50 pack spindle for $39.99. I'm not sure what the media code is but the TDK DVD-R 25 packs from COSTCO are TTG01 media. Compusa has a good return policy so if the media code is like CMC you can return it.
ONO! ONO! ONO!
Hey Brahdah, (or Seestah), DAKINE!
I just got back from Compusa after much, no ... one hell of a lot of just feeling lost as far as what kind to try.
Finally your words of Compusa's liberal return policy gave me the push out the door and I got on my bike and went down there (Kaimuki to Compusa)
I found it (TDK 50pk) right inside and asked the customer service guy and he said you were right and to just bring all the media, receipt, and packaging and just having a lowly manufacturer would be fine for bringing it back.
I gritted my teeth and bought it, figuring I'd see CMC and be peddling back down here on Thursday.
Well I just got home and I have got me the following:
TDK DVD+R 50 PACK upc code : 0-20356-48308-1
Made in Taiwan
They are silver matt on top with a TDK logo on the left and the words DVD Recordable RW and on the right is DVD+R 4x 4.7 GB 120 min.
They are purple on the bottom.
They are quite similar to the Maxells I got that are the same RICOH but these TDK's do have more 'squigglyness' on the edges than the Maxell. The squigglyness does not seem to go onto the bottom of the disk and there is a clear space between the edge of the media and the edge of the writting surface. ( identical to the maxells )
Also they are in a new style spindle with a knurled white base that clicks closed.
My Plextools Pro says:
Certified write speed of current media....2.4x-4x
Drive write speed for current media........2.4x-4x-6x-8x
So, now the question is : Is Ricoh making their 'JPN' media in Taiwan? I guess so. But does being RICOH make it ok? I'll find out!
I haven't burned anything with this yet but it sure looks like I'll be taking my burner in to work tonight.
I swear that smell of new media can smell like K-Five ah, er Channel 5, or Chanel #5.
Anyway thanks for the tip on Compusa's media returnability.
The last thing I remember with their customer service was the complete dropping the ball for supporting unpaid rebates.
thanks again, Rich