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Mantis
27-04-2005, 07:43 PM
I have a LiteOn SOHW-1673S 16x DVD RW Dual Layer DVD Writer bought after long consideration and strong recommendationa from Pressf1 users...

I am extremely happy with it so far....

I am looking at buying at a tin of either 50 or a 100 printable dvd disks ofo of trademe and was wondering what brands to stare clear of and what are brands to go for...?

Also my writer reads and writes both + and - disks, which should format should I got with and is there much difference between the two...?

The CMC brand seem very cheap... anyone have any experience with their use?

Thanks.

M.

pctek
27-04-2005, 07:49 PM
Masses of info here:

http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq07.html#S7-2

Generally, if you don't mind a few failures, go for it. If you do, stick to good quality brands. Preferably with gold or silver backs, not the green or blue.

Speedy Gonzales
27-04-2005, 07:50 PM
You're talking about single not DL blanks?? DL Blanks would cost a bit. I wouldnt worry too much about what u get + or -

This burner is a +/- and DL (ASUS). Altho the blanks arent printable at the mo. Just Laser 4x blanks. They work fine. Never had a prob with them so far.

I spose it depends on what u decide to play the finished DVD on, and whether the external DVD player can play the DVD.

sam m
27-04-2005, 08:05 PM
Have the same burner. Prior to that I had Pioneer 107.

I stick to Princo. When they are plentiful in stock the price can be about $33 incl for 50. Never had a problem with them. The last lot I got from pbtech. Might pay to compare trademe prices with store prices, made same mistake once a while ago and that was without cost of freight.

Have tried other brands slightly cheaper but always get a few that fail.

Mantis
27-04-2005, 08:33 PM
Masses of info here:

http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq07.html#S7-2

Generally, if you don't mind a few failures, go for it. If you do, stick to good quality brands. Preferably with gold or silver backs, not the green or blue.

I have used puprple backed TDK's fro the warehouse and they seemed good, they were also playable in my standalone DVD player...

Anyone knwo brands that have the silver backed discs?

M.

plod
27-04-2005, 08:47 PM
try a couple before you go out and buy a whole lot, have been stung myself buying off trademe

paradox
27-04-2005, 09:07 PM
I've been using Princo disks on my LG Super Multi with no failures except those caused by me. Don't see how you could improve on their price if you can get them in your town. K. :D

Chilling_Silence
28-04-2005, 10:27 AM
Ive had excellent results too with Princo after having updated my Firmware.

CMC are good, but not _quite_ as good as the Princo when it comes to playback on cheaper drives.

Somebody mentioned PBTech stock them? Im off to have a look.....

Strommer
28-04-2005, 10:59 AM
A friend of mine bought 100 DVDs for $53 including shipping and GST, from SuperCheap
Computers. He has ripped at least 30 so far with no complaints. Sorry do not know the brand.

I have used 5 different brands including cheapie dodgy names, with no problems.

autechre
29-04-2005, 12:31 PM
Check out http://www.blankcd.co.nz/ - they have all kinds of brands, for a reasonable price.

I would steer clear of Princo or CMC or any other cheap & nasty brands - they are not regarded as reliable from disk to disk or long lasting.

Check out Verbatim or Tayo Yuden if you want your data to last.

http://www.cdfreaks.com/ and http://www.cdrinfo.com/ have loads of info in the forums with tests on various media.