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Postby LordTrace on Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:08 pm

Way back in the days of Fuji made in Japan TYs i got my girlfriend to grab me a 50pack specifically telling her to get MADE IN JAPAN .. she ended up getting the Taiwan's which where PRODISCF01. I forgot to return them and have been using them very slowly for burning stuff for friends or stuff i could care less about.

The other day i modded my Gamecube and its drive is VERY picky with media. First game i burnt was on one of my 8x TY's. Wasnt surprised when it didn't boot. So i figured why not dust off these crappy Prodiscs. To my surprise they work flawlessly.... But now I'm out :(

Which brings me to my question. Rather then buying tons of different kinds of media and trying which will work with my Cube... Can you still buy PRODISCF01 anywhere? Are the the new Fuji made in Taiwan still PRODISCF01 or have they moved to PRODISCF02 or something even more lame.

If not i guess ill have to try tweaking the POT and see if i can get it to run these TYs

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Re: PRODISCF01

Postby [buck] on Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:09 pm

Yeah consoles are pretty picky about media, and it really has little to do with the media quality itself. All the MIT Fuji 8X DVD-Rs are either FUJIFILM03 or ProdiscF01. If you get the FUJIFILM03, they'll probably be ok because I believe they use the same dye.
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Re: PRODISCF01

Postby LordTrace on Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:06 pm

Thanks .. guess ill give it a shot and buy a 25 pack
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Postby LordTrace on Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:11 am

If anyone knows a place online (pref. Canada) to get PRODISCF01 please let me know :P
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:02 am

LordTrace wrote:If anyone knows a place online (pref. Canada) to get PRODISCF01 please let me know :P


Check with Tom at www.blankmedia.ca, he's a nice guy, and he'll probably check his Prodisc 8x DVD-Rs for you to see if he has any PRODISCF01 specifically.

The problem with Prodisc 8x DVD-Rs, is that it could be any one of 4 different MID codes: FUJIFILM03, PRODISCF01, PRODISCS04, or MCC02RG20. Prodisc never gives you any options about which ones you'll receive when you place an order, and each one can perform radically different from drive to drive, and from disc to disc.
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Postby LordTrace on Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:59 am

I had looked there before posting and all his are either PRODISCF02 or just "should be prodisc" hehe
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:05 pm

LordTrace wrote:I had looked there before posting and all his are either PRODISCF02 or just "should be prodisc" hehe


That's why I said CHECK with Tom (the owner), either give him a call, or write him an e-mail. Tell him I sent you :wink: He's really busy right now, but if you give him a few days he should be able to check to see if he has any of that media code or not.
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Postby [buck] on Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:15 pm

If 100 discs isn't too many, Futureshop has 100pks of Fuji 8X or 16X DVD-Rs for $30 this week.

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You'll probably want to buy instore though, to make sure you get 8X, and not 16X.

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Postby LordTrace on Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:02 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:That's why I said CHECK with Tom (the owner), either give him a call, or write him an e-mail. Tell him I sent you :wink: He's really busy right now, but if you give him a few days he should be able to check to see if he has any of that media code or not.


Heh .. sorry .. i'll send him an email

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:21 pm

Fuji 8x DVD-Rs could still be either FUJIFILM03 or PRODISCF01 code.
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Postby [buck] on Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:27 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Fuji 8x DVD-Rs could still be either FUJIFILM03 or PRODISCF01 code.


Of course, that's what I said before. :wink: Still, if it's the dye that his console likes, it should be the same.

FS also has the 25-pk on sale for $10.

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Postby LordTrace on Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:00 pm

Thanks.. i guess i can risk 10 bucks! hehe
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:40 pm

[buck] wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:Fuji 8x DVD-Rs could still be either FUJIFILM03 or PRODISCF01 code.


Of course, that's what I said before. :wink: Still, if it's the dye that his console likes, it should be the same.

FS also has the 25-pk on sale for $10.

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Are you 100% certain of that?? :wink:
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Postby [buck] on Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:32 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
[buck] wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:Fuji 8x DVD-Rs could still be either FUJIFILM03 or PRODISCF01 code.


Of course, that's what I said before. :wink: Still, if it's the dye that his console likes, it should be the same.

FS also has the 25-pk on sale for $10.

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Are you 100% certain of that?? :wink:


Never said I was :wink:
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Postby RJW on Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:42 am

It's not the dye alone.
It's the end result that the console likes in other words bad disc with same dye or same disc on a different burner might change things completely.
Also what if you used a disc which use same technology but has slightly different behaviour because of other stuff let's say the silver is different.

Also what if that batch or the batch he now gets of prodisc is exceptionally (can't rule it out with prodiscF01 !) and performs different.

All with all a lot of ifs.

But then again these problems are allways there if you buy media for picky drives.
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