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Stock problems with 4x DVD-RWs

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:58 pm

I didn't expect this, but it seems that there is a shortage of quality mid level 4x DVD-RWs. Ritek has now discontinued support for 4x DVD-RWs in favour of mass production of their 6x DVD-RWs, and Optodisc in a move almost exactly opposite has discontinued production of their 4x DVD-RWs in order to focus on the high demand for their 2x DVD-RWs from large OEM orders! :o

The only other players in this field are Prodisc and CMC really... and Prodisc doesn't seem to make a lot of RWs (I've never actually seen even 1!!), and CMC DVD-RWs are ALMOST as rare. I even have a hard time getting Verbatim 4x DVD-RWs :o
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Postby Scour on Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:09 am

Hello!

In Germany you can get some different DVD-RW 4x without problems, but it´s true that not every shop has some.

http://www.nierle4.com/s01.php?sid=PG00 ... W+4%2C7+GB


DVD+RW 4x is no problem, you can get it almost everywhere.

http://www.nierle4.com/s01.php?sid=PG00 ... W+4%2C7+GB


It´s a bigger problem here to get 6x and 8x RWs.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:22 pm

Scour wrote:Hello!

In Germany you can get some different DVD-RW 4x without problems, but it´s true that not every shop has some. DVD+RW 4x is no problem, you can get it almost everywhere.


Well, I was really talking on a whole sale level.... once these shops run out of stock, they'll be hard pressed to find more...

Scour wrote:It´s a bigger problem here to get 6x and 8x RWs.


This is going to change really quickly I expect :wink:
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:14 pm

are 6x and 8x DVD RWs backward compatible with 4x drives ?
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Postby Scour on Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:36 pm

dodecahedron wrote:are 6x and 8x DVD RWs backward compatible with 4x drives ?


No.

I heard somewhere taht 4x-drives can´t even read 6x/8x-media :o
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:44 pm

that sucks.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:02 pm

Scour wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:are 6x and 8x DVD RWs backward compatible with 4x drives ?


No.

I heard somewhere taht 4x-drives can´t even read 6x/8x-media :o


Well.... I'm not sure it's EVERY drive... but many drives at least cannot read 6x and 8x DVDRWs.

Which is why Ritek and Optodisc stopping DVD-RW production is such a big deal.... (but at least Optodisc is making 2x DVD-RWs, which are still compatible... if you don't mind waiting 30min per burn :o )
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Postby Scour on Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:33 pm

Hello!

TDK Europe said not long time ago, that they will produce furthermore DVD-RW 1x and +RW 2,4x for DVD-Recorders.

But did TDK produce themself?
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