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# 18920 29-Jan-2008 18:42
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There was another thread about blank media in Computing, but it was a little outdated.  So here goes with a query related to DVD Recording.

I'm interested to see what other members have found to be suitable, reliable and economical for DVD recording.  I'm an IT guy and have been using Verbatim media for some time, as the brand has had very good raps on a lot of forums. 

Currently I'm experimenting with my brand new Sony recorder and using some 4.7GB Verbatim 8x and 16x (printable) media that I happened to have lying around.  But it seems that it might be sensible to check out the dual-layer stuff, as  my recorder will fill a 4.7GB disc with only 1hr 30m's worth of movie at HSP mode This is one step down from HQ mode, which will only run in 53mins apparently.

So, what media do YOU use?

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  # 107438 29-Jan-2008 19:42
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Have not used DVD media in some time - previously I have used Imation which I found to be satisfactory however.

Hmm I remember when buying a Sony CDR at $70 bucks was a months worth of pocket money in 1997. Those Sony CDRs have lasted well however, not as well as some of the cheaper brands I got in 2001 which lasted all of 18 months.

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  # 107460 29-Jan-2008 21:27
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All the old "gold" and "blue" ones I have still work perfectly.
All the early green ones have all since long failed apart from the Kodak ones.


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  # 107479 29-Jan-2008 22:35
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I got a drawer full of various media (Verbatim, Philips, Taiyo Yuden, Mitsubishi & cheepie)
Overall I found the Jap labelled Mitsubishi the best, followed by Philips (hub printable 16x).

The Verbatim/Taiyo Yuden has got a good reputation but is sensitive to some DVD Writers (like my DVR-A12).
(I think Verbatim are owned by Mitsubishi).

With the dual layer media, I have only found the well know brands (such as Verbatim/Philips) to
be any good. I got a couple cheepie brands and have mainly got coasters.

Best to try a few different brands and see whats the best for your writer.

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  # 107482 29-Jan-2008 22:43
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hmm...the 50 I got for $15?

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  # 107542 30-Jan-2008 13:53
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Thanks guys.  Think I'll stick with Verbatim.

Cheers :-)

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