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Ritek G05 not as good as Memorex DVD-R?

Postby MaxBurn on Sun Jan 02, 2005 8:11 pm

I did a little test after I ran into some problems with ritek media. Found some interesting things. Maybe my drive just likes the memorex stuff? Bad batch of ritek stuff? What do you think?

http://scottjal.ath.cx/ebay/DVDr%20review/Media.htm
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:54 pm

if you want good quality burns on dvd-r go TY TYG02 media

might not be as cheap as ritek but you do get what you pay for
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:53 am

Well, Ritek is somewhat inconsistant, so that kind of difference between two discs in the same spindle isn't that surprising to me.
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Postby MaxBurn on Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:13 pm

Damn, I thought ritek was some of the best, that's why I bought that in particular.

Is there a particular brand name for "TY TYG02 media" I should look for?
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:15 pm

you can buy online, and know your getting TY media:

http://www.rima.com/Merchant2/merchant. ... ry_Code=GP

those are the ones I buy and print on them with my epson r300 printer
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Postby Jim on Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:59 am

Either buy online or go to Best Buy this week and pick up 8X Sony DVD-R (50 for $19.99) that say Made In Japan on the back.
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Postby RJW on Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:24 am

Ehh sony made in Japan can be made by SONY themselves on weird occasions. Still in that case you get very high quality Sony disc's.
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Postby jberry on Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:33 pm

not for Canada though
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Postby Jim on Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:00 pm

RJW wrote:Ehh sony made in Japan can be made by SONY themselves on weird occasions. Still in that case you get very high quality Sony disc's.


The rumor is that the Sony coded 8X DVD-R discs come from the Taiyo Yuden plant.
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Postby Gen-An on Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:26 pm

Speaking of Memorex and Ritek, sometimes Memorex 8x DVD-R IS RitekG05. Or it could be ProdiscF01, or Fujifilm03, or CMC's 8x media.
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Postby MaxBurn on Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:54 pm

Thanks for the info. To bad I have to search out for good media, still it should be getting better though.
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