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Old Jan 27, 2004, 02:51 PM
machinehead machinehead is offline
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cheap discs might burn ok but when it comes to playing them on consules it's a different story.i bougt 3 ps2 games for xmas they were the dataright yellow.they are the bigest pile of crap that i have had.all three have now been binned i have other ps2 games on ritecs and they are fine.so the moral of that story is..........don't by cheap it's not worth a bad reputation.
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Old Jan 27, 2004, 03:21 PM
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been the same for the last few years when blank dvd cost 4 each if a one cost 3.50 then peeps would buy the cheepest.
now that its only a few pence diference it's still exactly the same .
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Old Jan 29, 2004, 10:59 AM
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People may buy cheap media for testing purposes, i just bought 50 dvd-r for 19 off the net. I can remember when 1 dvd-r was more than 7. For 38p you don't care if they lose data if you're only using them to do a quick test before burning onto more expensive media. Yes you may suggest using dvd-rw but what if your dvd player or console doesn't read dvd-rw?

However in my opinion these 38p discs are great. Used to buy ritek, but were too expensive. Started buying ice disks (the later versions of them) and they were fine (however the early versions of the ice disks. the two layers that construct the dvd-r often seperated - no problems with the new versions). These 38p disks, princo dye which in my opinion is fine for most things, and white topped - best value for money dvd-r in my opinon - better than bulkpaq
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 02:48 AM
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Let's face it, most dvd-r's are now cheap.

The first Pioneer DVD-RW I bought for my old pioneer A03 was 25 from Currys. The price of a Pioneer DVD-R at the time was 15.

Even 1 year ago, I was paying 2.25 from Ritek G04 at the computer fairs.

So now, I am willing to pay 10-15p more to get a disk that isn't going to jump from the start to the finish and spoil the movie.
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 04:09 AM
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That is true. There was a HUGE difference in price between cheap media and quality media a year ago, so I could understand why in the past people were willing to give it a shot. Now with virtually no savings I don't understand why people keep doing it (unless they haven't done thier research first).
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Old Mar 02, 2004, 06:51 PM
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There is another question. Why do some people insist on buying drives that are incompatible with a wide range of media?

Yes, Riteks tend to work well on most drives, and they're compatible with most players.

But just as you guys would suggest people don't buy Prodiscs, CMCs or Optodiscs, surely it should also follow that you should recommend people don't buy Optorite, BTC, some NEC etc etc DVD recorders? Same principle.

A good burn is not just about a good writer or a good disc. It's about getting a good synergy between the two. A Pioneer A06 with a Ritek disc is a good synergy. A Prodisc with an NEC 1300A is a bad synergy. But that same disc may burn very well on a Pioneer A06.

It's something people don't seem to discuss too much. Put 15W40 in a Zetec engine, bad move. Doesn't make the oil crap though does it? Same oil in a 15-year-old Escort, job's a good'un
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