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Postby xeetim on Sun Oct 26, 2003 4:02 am

I just want to know who makes the Philips CD-R before I buy it.
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Re: Philips CD-R at Office Depot

Postby BillyG on Sun Oct 26, 2003 5:11 am

xeetim wrote:I just want to know who makes the Philips CD-R before I buy it.


I think most of them are made by CMC. The CMC-made Philips CD-R's are very poor quality and the reports I saw here on this board showed a very high error rate. I wouldnt buy them.

BTW doesnt Ritek or Moser Baer India also make Philips CD-Rs?
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Postby rdgrimes on Sun Oct 26, 2003 8:50 am

Sometimes Prodisc, don't pay more than $.10/disc for them.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:52 pm

I have some of the CMC Philips discs, and they have the lowest writing quality of any CD-R I've used since the 16x Imations. :(
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Postby rdgrimes on Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:03 am

Phillips does seem to frequently scrape the bottom of the barrel, don't they?
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:15 am

Yes, Philips does seem to do that. :(
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:48 am

I had some Phillips 40x (CMC) CD-R media a while ago back when I had my LTR-48125W, they worked well even at 48x. That was before I ever did C1/C2 tests though...
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:33 am

I have used some 40x Philips CMC. It isn't nearly as bad as the 48x Philips, but it will only work at 24x (Smart-Burn limit) in my 52327Ss and 32x (Smart-Burn limit again) in my 48125W.
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Postby RJW on Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:12 am

Here in Europe modern Philips disc's can be made by:
Primedisc (Ritek +Philips)(made in germany)
Ritek (taiwan)
CMC
Nanya
In the past( up to the 16x times ) however Philips used brands as
TY /Mitsui for there profesional range.
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Postby pranav81 on Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:47 pm

Hi guys,
I have used Philips 48X media made by Nanya Plastics Corp. and should say that they worked fine with my LG 8240B and my brother's LG 8520B.Had good quality,but the discs were a little costly than Prodisc and Moser Baer India Ltd.
See ya guys later,


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Postby TheWizard on Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:41 am

CDRecorder wrote:I have some of the CMC Philips discs, and they have the lowest writing quality of any CD-R I've used since the 16x Imations. :(


Hey! I liked the Imation 16X CD-R's! Never had a problem with them.
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:55 am

Maybe yours were better than mine. :D Mine have always been readable, but the writing quality wasn't very good compared to other CMC discs, like the 32x Imations.
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Postby BillyG on Tue Oct 28, 2003 5:48 am

CDRecorder wrote:Maybe yours were better than mine. :D Mine have always been readable, but the writing quality wasn't very good compared to other CMC discs, like the 32x Imations.


In 2000, I bought a 50 pack of 16x 74min Memorex that were made by CMC for CD copies, and those CD's still play fine, even after abusing them in the car (scruffs, fingerprints). I only had a 12X Sony burner at the time so I never knew how they worked at 16x.
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Postby Gary Kokkin on Mon Nov 03, 2003 12:29 am

RJW wrote:Here in Europe modern Philips disc's can be made by:
Primedisc (Ritek +Philips)(made in germany)
Ritek (taiwan)
CMC
Nanya
In the past( up to the 16x times ) however Philips used brands as
TY /Mitsui for there profesional range.


...but Primedisc's "made in Germany" excelent Philips CDRs are hard to find in quantities ,usually only found "made in China" by Ritek ....
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Nov 03, 2003 6:30 pm

CDRecorder wrote:I have used some 40x Philips CMC. It isn't nearly as bad as the 48x Philips, but it will only work at 24x (Smart-Burn limit) in my 52327Ss and 32x (Smart-Burn limit again) in my 48125W.


Very intresting considering I got it to go at 48x SmartBurn limit in my LTR-48125W. Maybe I just got lucky and got a good batch, or inconsistency in the drives. I'm thinking I just got a lucky batch.
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:39 pm

That's probably what happened; the Philips 40x discs I used were probably some of the first 40x discs out there. Here is the ATIP information; interestingly, the ATIP is exactly the same for my old 16x Imation discs.

Drive Type = CD-RW
Disc Type = CDR
Material = Phthalocyanine
Lead In = 97:26:66
Lead Out = 79:59:74
Nominal Capacity = 702.83MB
Manufacturer Maybe = CMC(99min)
Smart-Burn Speed Limit = 32X(Write)
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:11 pm

CDRecorder wrote: Drive Type = CD-RW
Disc Type = CDR
Material = Phthalocyanine
Lead In = 97:26:66
Lead Out = 79:59:74
Nominal Capacity = 702.83MB
Manufacturer Maybe = CMC(99min)
Smart-Burn Speed Limit = 32X(Write)


Aie! What is that?! I thought it was bad enough that SmartBurn attached a brand to a manufacturer ( i.e. "CMC, Imation" see http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=13210 ), now they are labeling 80 minute CD's as 99 minute? That'll confuse novice users even more! Now I really have doubts about how SmartBurn displays the manufacturer.
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:13 pm

I know, I've been wondering why that was happening. Those definitely are 80-minute discs, not 99-minute discs.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:33 pm

I got my Phillips 40x disks when Best Buy had a sale for either Free after rebates or $10 after rebates, can't remember the date, but I think around August or so. CMC tends to have very "flakey" quality.
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:43 pm

aviationwiz wrote:I got my Phillips 40x disks when Best Buy had a sale for either Free after rebates or $10 after rebates, can't remember the date, but I think around August or so. CMC tends to have very "flakey" quality.


Oh, OK. The ones I used were probably more than 1 year old.
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