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Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL Media (Finally) Available In Stores

Postby Ian on Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:22 pm

I was at our local Best Buy today and saw that they had gotten in 5 packs of Verbatim's 8x DVD+R DL media. At $24.99 its not exactly cheap.

It's hard to see in the picture but the box says that they discs will work at speeds up to 10x.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:11 pm

any idea what the verbatim re-order number is? With a little luck I can get these babies into Canada in a couple weeks :D
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Postby MediumRare on Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:30 pm

Maybe the reorder numbers from Verbatim Europe will help you? Check for known media if they're the same.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:13 pm

Verbatim Europe's re-order numbers are completely different from Verbatim America's.
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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:47 pm

I'll try to get those numbers for you next time I'm at BB.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:20 am

Ian wrote:I'll try to get those numbers for you next time I'm at BB.


Thanks!! :D
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:54 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:any idea what the verbatim re-order number is? With a little luck I can get these babies into Canada in a couple weeks :D


i told you, u didn't believe me ;)

also do you mean the sku? the item number?

or the model number from the UPC area?
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Postby alexnoe on Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:42 am

They have been available here for a long time :)

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=152852 and

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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:46 am

alexnoe wrote:They have been available here for a long time :)


Yeah, yeah, yeah.. rub it in. You guys in Europe and Asia get all the good stuff first.
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Postby MediumRare on Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:17 am

Ian wrote:
alexnoe wrote:They have been available here for a long time :)


Yeah, yeah, yeah.. rub it in. You guys in Europe and Asia get all the good stuff first.

Yeah, and when they have the bugs worked out, you get it for half the price!

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Postby thegdog on Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:42 pm

MediumRare wrote:Yeah, and when they have the bugs worked out, you get it for half the price!

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:43 pm

Hrm... it looks like Verbatim doesn't want them being sold through proper distribution right now. They're using Bestbuy in the US as a testing ground, as there are major concerns that people with older drives will try using them and experience compatability issues.
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:47 pm

They should be like Memorex and put a big ass disclaimer on the packaging. If consumers don't read it that's their problem.
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Postby frank1 on Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:34 am

dolphinius_rex wrote: . . .
as there are major concerns that people with older drives will try using them and experience compatability issues.
Could you please be more precise about which older drives are concerned ?

Is the compatibilty issue:
- the "MKM-003" MID code is not listed in the firmware of some older drives [like in the 2.1A firmware of the NEC 3500]
- ot they are burned at any speed (2.4x, 4x, 6x or 8x when allowed) with bad quality ?

In one word which burner and firmware burns these Verbatim "MKM-003" perfectly ?
And is a higher speed of 6x or 8x better as some people claim ?
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:22 am

i think the media is not backwards compatible - you cant burn it at 2.4x/4x speed (dunno about 6x). so people with older drives (read: that don't support 8x DVD+RW) won't write to the 8x RWs.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:57 am

dodecahedron wrote:i think the media is not backwards compatible - you cant burn it at 2.4x/4x speed (dunno about 6x). so people with older drives (read: that don't support 8x DVD+RW) won't write to the 8x RWs.


Swtich 8x DVD+RW for 8x DVD+RDL, and you're 100% correct, as I understand it :wink:
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:14 am

maybe if my employee price is decent ill pick up a pack
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:01 pm

hoxlund wrote:maybe if my employee price is decent ill pick up a pack


Can you at least find out the Re-order number for me?? :D
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:21 pm

the sku number?

or the model number on the back of the box?
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Postby frank1 on Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:21 pm

I have a pack of 5 DVD+R DL Verbatim 8x code MKM-003
bought in Europe:
The Reorder number is:
43541 for a pack of 5
43540 for single in a jewel case


Then, if you have a look at both official US & European websites of Plextor
you can read among the recommended DVD+R DL 2,4x
the same Reorder number: 43460
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:44 pm

hoxlund wrote:the sku number?

or the model number on the back of the box?


The one on the back I think. It should be printed on the Verbatim packaging itself.
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Postby eric93se on Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:17 am

frank1 wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote: . . .
as there are major concerns that people with older drives will try using them and experience compatability issues.
Could you please be more precise about which older drives are concerned ?

Is the compatibilty issue:
- the "MKM-003" MID code is not listed in the firmware of some older drives [like in the 2.1A firmware of the NEC 3500]
- ot they are burned at any speed (2.4x, 4x, 6x or 8x when allowed) with bad quality ?

In one word which burner and firmware burns these Verbatim "MKM-003" perfectly ?
And is a higher speed of 6x or 8x better as some people claim ?


The compatibility issue would be becaues the MID code is not listed.

MKM003 is clearly capable of being burned at 2.4x 4x 6x 8x on the Pioneer 110.

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Postby eric93se on Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:22 am

The new benq 1655 has MKM001 restricted to only 2.4x (what the package label states). Benq then has MKM003 capable of writing at 8x. So their basically forcing you to buy the more expensive discs to burn at the higher speeds. Lucky for us the all mighty ala42 made MCSE, so you can swap MKM001 write strategy with MKM003 enabling 8x burning. :)
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:52 am

Verbatim 2.4x DVD+RDL really is not an 8x capable disc. It's great at 4x, and even pretty good at 6x, but 8x is pushing it too far. This is not just MY opinion, but even Verbatim's opinion! :o Yes, some drives like the Pioneer DVR-110 can burn MKM001 at 8x. And some individual drives of the DVR-110 can even do it well (same goes for the DW1640), but a lot of individual drives can NOT do it well, as shown by Ian and my reviews, as well as various user tests.

Now I don't agree with restricting MKM001 media to 2.4x, I think that's actually quite stupid, because the best quality results often occur at 4x recording, but I don't agree with it being burnable at 8x either.

As for "forcing" people to buy more expensive media. Do you REALLY think any DVD Burner really cares about making sure you buy some completely unrelated company's newest more expensive disc? They don't care at ALL about it. They have no reason to care about it.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:09 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:
hoxlund wrote:the sku number?

or the model number on the back of the box?


The one on the back I think. It should be printed on the Verbatim packaging itself.


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535911 i think was the reorder number, aviationwiz has the voicemail if you want to make sure
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