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# 22254 22-May-2008 07:27
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Any suggestions on the above? Particularly printable ones?
One TradeMe there seems to be...


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  # 132459 22-May-2008 08:27
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1st choice - Taiyo Yuden
2nd choice  - Verbatim



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  # 132465 22-May-2008 08:50
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old3eyes: 1st choice - Taiyo Yuden
2nd choice - Verbatim

I agree. Verbatim +R if possible. The Azo Dye is supposed to be one of the best.

Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat APAC a Technology Evangelist and Product Manager. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.


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  # 132466 22-May-2008 08:52
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I bought Fujifilm 8x, they are rebranded Taiyo Yuden (I forget the media code).  Not sure where you buy Taiyo Yuden brand in NZ, any on Trade Me?  Here you go (if you want DVD-R).

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  # 132614 22-May-2008 20:02
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Thanks for the replies. For video recording, is there really any difference between +R and -R ?


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  # 132624 22-May-2008 20:47
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It depends on where you expect to play the DVD. Most DVD players on the market now can read dvd+r and dvd-r. Check if the dvd player you are going to play is compatible.

As for which brand is better, it depends on you dvd writer. For example my dvd writer "like" particular brands more than others, and some brands have high rate of failure..



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  # 132932 24-May-2008 07:01
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  # 132933 24-May-2008 07:12
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Very informative site, thanks for that.


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  # 132948 24-May-2008 09:20
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andrewcnz: Site to check out...

That site does have some opinions that other "experts" have issues with. Good single sided printable disks like Verbatim are under $1, is there any need to find the absolute cheapest?

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  # 133059 24-May-2008 21:25
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Good results with Sony +R, readable in anything that I have tried, and + (plus) format has somewhat improved error correction compared to - (that's a dash, not minus by the way). Verbatim +R are good too.

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  # 133901 28-May-2008 16:47
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I have used Verbatim discs which are great on the whole. However, recently I came across a brand called SuperZero which is cheap and cheerful - I have had very few issues out of a couple of spindles so far.

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