CDROM-Guide forums

Go Back   CDROM-Guide forums > Main Forums > DVD > DVD/CD Media Discussion
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Open   CSec   Data   DevDrv   CoOp   Audio   CDRW   CDG   VCD   DVD   HD DVD   Mac   VGB   PS2   DC   Xbox  

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jan 27, 2004, 01:51 PM
machinehead machinehead is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 30

sponsored links

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 the moral of that story is..........don't by cheap it's not worth a bad reputation.
regards machinehead
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 27, 2004, 02:21 PM
dj alex dj alex is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 611

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 .
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 29, 2004, 09:59 AM
matt_machin matt_machin is offline
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 541
Default cheap media

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
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 20, 2004, 01:48 AM
juke juke is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16

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.
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 20, 2004, 03:09 AM
jesterrace777 jesterrace777 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 6,344

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).
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 02, 2004, 05:51 PM
jase jase is offline
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 141

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
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what's best cheap media for DVD movies? cdburrner DVD 0 Jan 08, 2003 01:04 AM
do bulkpag dvd media work on a psx2? edmond Video Game Backup - PS2 1 Dec 28, 2002 02:43 PM
Sony unvails new type of media in use for the future of DVD and Ps3 xiontex Video Game Backup - PS2 8 Nov 03, 2002 06:46 PM
DVD roylties donglinx DVD 0 Mar 22, 2002 02:57 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1996-2009 All rights reserved