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DVD-R/W, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM

Which is the best DVD-R among the 3 brands?

Sony DVD-R
8
100%
Melody DVD-R
0
No votes
Imation DVD-R
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 8

Please help me decide which DVD-R to use.

Postby jtan on Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:42 am

I've to choose among the following:
1. Sony DVD-R
2. Imation DVD-R
3. Melody DVD-R

This is for DVD video purpose.
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Postby frank1 on Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:21 am

It depends not only from the brand but also from the MID code ...
and burner + firmware you use
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Postby RJW on Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:04 am

Hmm melody what code and manufacturer are they ussing these days I remember the old days when they used very crap hongkong stuff with longten MID.

Imation - To much manufacturers some are really nice incombination with the right burner !

Sony - Works most times ok (I know that sony also has different manufacturers but the problem with support is smaller as imation were the differences are much more worse.)

So my vote for SONY if you don't want to do more research on Imation and it has to be from these 3.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:01 am

Of the list, Sony is the most likely option to work well. Imation is second, depending on a number of things. Melody is likely to be crap.
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Postby [buck] on Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:40 pm

Of those choices, Sony is likely the best choice, but I still wouldn't put anything important on them. Burn quality varies alot, and didn't so well in C'ts climatic stability tests.

It's concievable that Imation could be better if they're CMC, however.
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Postby jtan on Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:19 pm

if we include verbatim, verbatim is the best?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:22 pm

jtan wrote:if we include verbatim, verbatim is the best?


Not if you live in North America.... we keep getting Verbatim made by Prodisc, which seems to have a lot of crappy batches.
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Postby [buck] on Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:25 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
jtan wrote:if we include verbatim, verbatim is the best?


Not if you live in North America.... we keep getting Verbatim made by Prodisc, which seems to have a lot of crappy batches.


Some one needs to make an FAQ on how to pick out Prodisc made Verbatim...

But yeah, Dolph is right, Verbatim would be great if it weren't for the Prodisc made stuff that's mixed in with the CMC made stuff.

edit: oh cool, now i'm a CD-RW Thug! 8) :lol: :roll:
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Postby ItalianJob on Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:53 am

Sony : in case only...

For best blank stuff, buy Plextor DVD in case or in spindle : it's always Taiyo Yuden.
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Postby Gen-An on Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:15 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
jtan wrote:if we include verbatim, verbatim is the best?


Not if you live in North America.... we keep getting Verbatim made by Prodisc, which seems to have a lot of crappy batches.


I haven't noticed any more "batchiness" with Prodisc-made MCC over CMC-made MCC myself. The best MCC003 I've used has been made by Prodisc. I haven't noticed any real difference in MCC004 made by Prodisc from that made by CMC.
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Postby Gen-An on Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:23 pm

[buck] wrote:Some one needs to make an FAQ on how to pick out Prodisc made Verbatim...


In general there is a way to tell them apart, by looking at the cakebox. The CMC-made Verbatims come in cakeboxes that have a higher top "lip" and a thinner font for the words "OPEN" and "LOCK." The Prodisc-made discs have a lower top lip and the font is more block style. Here are some good pictures to compare:
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Postby MediumRare on Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:03 pm

That first picture says Made in Singapore on it- which means original Verbatim. Does CMC use the same style?

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