Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: DVD+R quality by brand

  1. #1
    Senior Member Almaviva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,427
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default DVD+R quality by brand

    Do you all have a preferred brand for blank DVD+R discs? Such as, not causing too many coasters, lasting longer?

    I've had luck with Verbatim.

    Today I went to CompUSA to buy their bargain Memorex 50-disc spindle on sale for $7.99, but then I found a Phillips spindle, same 50 discs, for $6.99, not on sale, regular price. Penny wise and pound foolish like I am, I bougth the Phillips.

    Then I was thinking, the Memorex goes for $17.99, and on sale it was priced at $7.99, but at regular price of $6.99 for the Phillips, does it mean that the Phillips is crap and I'll get many coasters out of it? Should I return it and get the Memorex?

    You know, impulsive cheap buy apart, the money doesn't really matter... they are all cheap. But now I'm just worried about my next 50 DVDs being burned into a poor quality product, just because I wanted to save one miserable dollar...

    But if you guys say that the Phillips is good, then I'll save myself a trip to the store to return it.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

  2. #2
    Senior Member tdc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    7,766
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    From what I've heard there is not much difference between brands and that most discs you buy in the store are manufactured in maybe one of two different places in the world. I used to work at a store that sold blank discs, and we'd get occasional defective batches returned but this seemed to effect all brands across the board seemingly at random. The only differences were the speed they burned and how much data they could store. So unless a lot has changed in the last few years I think you should be fine.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Almaviva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,427
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default

    Oh OK, so I'll just keep the Phillips batch. Thanks.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

  4. #4
    Senior Member sospiro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Staffordshire, UK
    Posts
    5,049
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    I get mine from my local supermarket & they're very cheap. The odd one won't 'format' or 'finalize' but this happens with about one in a hundred.
    Ann

  5. #5
    Administrator Krummhorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Southwestern USA
    Posts
    4,884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The last spindle I bought were Sony ... every third or fourth disc is a piece of crap. Sony, imho, has gone downhill lately on most of its product lines.

    I'm sticking with brand names ... Memorex, Maxell, etc. Usually Costco has some good deals.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Machiavel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    164
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Memorex is the best. Have yet to get a cd that is broken in years.Here I got a bundle of 100 cds for 15 bucks.

Similar Threads

  1. Poll - how many complete operas do you own?
    By Almaviva in forum Opera
    Replies: 303
    Last Post: Apr-12-2017, 13:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •