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Verbatim LightScribe 1.2 DVD+R Media Available At Best Buy

Postby Ian on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:25 pm

I stopped at Best Buy tonight to pick up some 8x DVD+R DL media for dolph. Sitting next to it on the shelf was Verbatim's new LightScribe 1.2 DVD+R media. These discs are supposed to be 1.8x (or is that 1.6x?) faster than standard LightScribe media.

Oh yeah, they wanted $39.99 for a pack of 30.. same price as the old discs.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:19 pm

Notice how he neglects to mention whether he picked some of THOSE up for "Dolph" too.... :cry:
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Postby Ian on Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:22 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Notice how he neglects to mention whether he picked some of THOSE up for "Dolph" too.... :cry:


I didn't buy them for myself either. If they would have had their new LightScribe 1.2 CD-R discs in stock, I would have picked some up for both of us.
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Postby MonsterMan on Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:37 am

Do these need a firmware update to work at the higher speeds? I've got a BenQ 1655 and find LS very useful for labeling backups discs. Slow, yeah, but I don't have (or need or want) a printer and only print (burn?) a few labels.

Edit: Any where online to order those?
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Postby DeltaLima on Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:19 pm

Oh yes, will have to go see if available here but why I see nothing about that on the lisghtscribe.com website? Does current firmware recognize these new discs by reading the LS ID and will be faster or we need a new firmware?
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Postby Ian on Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:39 pm

You should not need a firmware update. However, you will probably have to update your LS drivers so that the media is recognized correctly.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:57 am

I saw Memorex 8x DVD+Rs today, that had the sticker showing Lightscribe 1.2 as well. It claimed that they were compatible for faster labelling on all lightscribe drives, but no mention of needing to upgrade the lightscribe drivers... :-?
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Postby DeltaLima on Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:24 am

BTW, 1.2 is only about speed, right? No better contrast on the 1st pass with that newer dye layer?
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Postby TCAS on Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:02 am

I am waiting for some "Labelflash" disc to show -up in the stores if any. Having NEC 4551 being idle for while I wonder if we would see Labeflash disc here soon?.
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Postby ItalianJob on Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:07 am

DeltaLima wrote:BTW, 1.2 is only about speed, right? No better contrast on the 1st pass with that newer dye layer?


I read in the past that 1.2 was introducing differenr background colors. This spindle doesn't confirm it :roll:

For better contrast, lol, look the new utility on Lightscribe.com ... A shame.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:16 am

TCAS wrote:I am waiting for some "Labelflash" disc to show -up in the stores if any. Having NEC 4551 being idle for while I wonder if we would see Labeflash disc here soon?.


Personally, I'm hoping it'll be discontinued before it's brought over to North America, but that's just me :wink:
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:41 pm

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:14 pm

dodecahedron wrote:why?


The market demand is VERY small for this technology, and right now the companies involved are having a hard time recouping R&D money as it is. Competition will only serve to kill both labelling formats. But luckily, Labelflash has barely touched Lightscribe's market as of yet.
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Postby [buck] on Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:13 pm

Pff... these formats mean nothing to me. It adds about $20 to cost of the drive, and the media is at least 2X more expensive than regular media. If I wanted fancy labelling, I'd use inkjet printables which produce faster, better looking results for less.

Although, I guess for Joe Average who just wants to label a few discs, $80 for a printer in a bit much.
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Postby ItalianJob on Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:22 pm

>>Competition will only serve to kill both labelling formats
Isn't LabelFlash already dead ?

Sad to see OEM NEC buyers without Nero CD not able to do LabelFlash during months because of a missing dll :roll:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:26 pm

ItalianJob wrote:Isn't LabelFlash already dead ?


Pretty much yeah... it's not QUITE as dead as DVD-R for Authoring, but it's more dead the DVD-RDL.
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Postby TCAS on Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:30 pm

ItalianJob wrote:>>Competition will only serve to kill both labelling formats
Isn't LabelFlash already dead ?

Sad to see OEM NEC buyers without Nero CD not able to do LabelFlash during months because of a missing dll :roll:


You don't need a missing dll file to enable the "Labelfalsh" Nero 7.0.8.2 already has this function support build into it
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Postby ItalianJob on Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:15 pm

TCAS wrote:You don't need a missing dll file to enable the "Labelfalsh" Nero 7.0.8.2 already has this function support build into it


I know, but it's out since a few days only...
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:33 pm

TCAS wrote:
ItalianJob wrote:>>Competition will only serve to kill both labelling formats
Isn't LabelFlash already dead ?

Sad to see OEM NEC buyers without Nero CD not able to do LabelFlash during months because of a missing dll :roll:


You don't need a missing dll file to enable the "Labelfalsh" Nero 7.0.8.2 already has this function support build into it


I for one am VERY skeptical about Nero 7 in general. I'm still using Nero 6 for all my own stuff, and keep Nero 7 confined to my "play" PC for occasional testing to see if it's started working properly yet. Seriously, it's coastered almost every Audio CDR and Video DVDR its' burned! :o
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