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Old Dec 09, 2003, 06:17 AM
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Here's the ID info on the [b]cubix discs[/b]

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:MXL RG01]
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Disc Type : [DVD-R]
Manufacturer ID : [MXL RG01]
Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x - (2x)]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3 MB = 4.38 GB]
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Supposedly MXL RG01 is Maxell but I've read that a lot of Hong Kong 'fakes' use this code, either way great discs - pitty I can't get any more

[b]Unbranded Ritek 4x[/b]

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:RITEKG04]
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Disc Type : [DVD-R]
Manufacturer ID : [RITEKG04]
Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x - 2x - 4x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3 MB = 4.38 GB]
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Work well in the PS2 & Panasonic - nice discs just a pain to buy them over the net as I can't find any in the local stores

[b]The Verbatim datalife info:[/b]

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:MCC 01RG20 ]
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Disc Type : [DVD-R]
Manufacturer ID : [MCC 01RG20 ]
Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x - 2x - 4x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3 MB = 4.38 GB]
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A little upset about these, paid premium $ for an allegedly superior brand and they're not compatable with my Panasonic Player although the PS2 is fine.


[b]Shintaro info:[/b]

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:CMC MAG. AF1]
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Disc Type : [DVD-R]
Manufacturer ID : [CMC MAG. AF1]
Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x - 2x - 4x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3 MB = 4.38 GB]
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Works on PS2 and Panasonic DVD player - Guess that goes to show that one man's trash is another's treasure - CMC get bad ratings but work well for me

***********.mpegit.net/dvdr_quality.php also has some ratings on discs,
yes there's a forum there but as they have 11 registered members and less than 6 posts I don't think the link will breech our rules :

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Old Dec 10, 2003, 02:08 PM
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Well Glad they work for you. It looks like Verbatim is now juggling a new dye on thier discs.
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Old Dec 10, 2003, 08:40 PM
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You have to wonder about these manufacturers, surely they would be trying to build up brand loyalty? So what's the point in making DVDr using dye type 'x' - building up a customer base then start producing discs that look identical except they are now made with dye 'x' or 'y' or 'z' and types 'y' and 'z' have compatibility issues with many DVD players.
All that's going to do is upset your repeat customers and they'll go elsewhere.

****ogy (because I love them )
Coke() decide to release new flavours - wild berry and banana but don't do any new labels, so when you buy a coke() it could be 'classic' flavour or Wild Berry or Banana. How well do you think their sales would be? Particularly if say Wild Berry was a vile concoction that made the drinker immediately throw up?

So wake up DVDr manufacturers, if you are going to switch dyes at least change the labelling so we can tell them apart.

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Old Dec 13, 2003, 03:15 AM
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I think they do it just to keep production costs down. They go with whoever is giving them the best deal at the time. This is why I stick to Unbranded Ritek/Ridata as I know when I place an order for these 4x discs, I am always getting the G04 Ritek dye. That and as mentioned in almost every case they are cheaper.

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