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Old Apr 25, 2003, 03:08 AM
Sindicate Sindicate is offline
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Ever since the PSX days, I had always heard that the darker the color of the CD-R, the better. Remeber everyone using Verbatim blues?

Well, I quickly realized that my PSX could read anything, so I used all kinds of media. My PSX played it all and continues to play it all to this day.

I'm realizing the same thing with my PS2. I just got some cheapo blanks that are just plain old silver on the bottom, with a tiny tinge of green....but they're nowhere near the deep shade of a Verbatim blank. My PS2 plays them just fine, but I'm wondering something....

Does the color affect how hard the laser has to work? My cheap silvers play fine now, but am I doing more damage to the laser than if I got blues or Maxell blacks?

People make a big deal about CDR color and I never understood why. Does a darker color only help if your machine is having problems anyway, or does it actually help prevent problems later down the road?
Old Apr 25, 2003, 04:43 AM
TL0 TL0 is offline
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I think it's to do with the various colours of CD-R's reflectivity or something like that. I've used a whole load of different CD-R's (both of the major dye types) , all work fine but the darker colour verbs (higher reflectivity?) may work better if your laser isnt 100% anymore.
Old Apr 25, 2003, 06:21 AM
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I think its a higher contrast actually. Thats why the darker dye has a better overall result as its obvious to the laser where the dark/light start and end. i.e. its easier for the laser to tell where the data pits are.

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Old Apr 25, 2003, 06:35 AM
akihagames akihagames is offline
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funny cuz i used to actually hear people say the silver bottomed were best.

personally i think just try what works. i've got extremely cheap off brand CDR's that have out performed far more expensive media like fuji (the fuji's i tried burned decent but were not durable at all).

if what u got works then stick with it. one of my favorite brands i've tried was the microboards brand they aren't really famous or even expensive they just seem like really good discs to me (durable, burn well, perform well, etc) - i never really hear people talk about them but when i find a good disc i stick with it.

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