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Old Jul 13, 2005, 06:12 PM
nitewine nitewine is offline
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whats the best to use when burning a dvd im using datawrite reds 4.7gb and i find sometimes the films stick or stop i havent tried ritek yet but have got a pack dvd-r media im using nero to burn onto disc????do you know the best blanks to use???? many thanks
Old Jul 14, 2005, 06:40 AM
Tom Croydon Tom Croydon is offline
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" Best " is subjective to say the least. You'd probably get lots of opinions on which brand is the best. The most important thing is not the brand but the dye used to make the DVD. The darker the dye the better. Look for a brand that has a deep purple colour on the bottom. Personally, I use the cheapest DVD's I can find for backing up DVD films but for something really important, something that I want to have with me 40 years from now, I use Imation. They're cheaper than most big brand names and they use dark purple dye. I hope this helps.
Old Jul 14, 2005, 04:22 PM
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thanks tom will give them a try
Old Aug 13, 2005, 04:14 AM
MrQ MrQ is offline
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I used reds for a while but noticed a few glitches on the occasional playback of a film. Whch was annoyig cos id previously had no bother at all with Datawrite.

I tried bulqpaq too, but my local supplier has nearly phased them out.

Ive now switched to [URL=***********]Datawrite Titanium DVDs and had zero problems so far. Try em !
Old Oct 06, 2005, 10:29 PM
MrMusician2005 MrMusician2005 is offline
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Sony DVD-R's "Made in Japan" are the best I've come across.

But I use Sony, Fuji, and Verbatum "Made in Taiwan" and haven't had any trouble with those.. Just that, most prefer stuff made in Japan.

I'd stay away from the cheap bulk stuff, unless you plan on just storing data.
Old Oct 08, 2005, 08:06 PM
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TDK is what I use for backups. Never had a problem yet.
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