8x DVD+R DL Media?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by yg17, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    My new Pioneer DVD burner supports 8x dual layer burning. The only media I see is 2.4x. Will 2.4x media burn at 8x, or do I just have to wait for 8x media to actually hit the shelves?
     
  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    nope
     
  3. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Well, it will burn at 6x :D

    I bought some Verbatim DVD+R DL's at Wally World that were 2.4x and they burned great at 6x. Toast gave me the option of 8x but I didn't want to push it, especially at 4 bucks a pop for dual layer media, prices better come down soon. Plays fine on my 2 computers and my PS2.
     
  4. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

    khisayruou

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    Sweet!! :D :D I guess I have OCD...I usually stick to the intended burning speed just for the same reason you won't push it...cost and having to end up with coasters! I hear you on those crazy prices.
     
  5. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Yeah, I want DL media prices to drop. But I'm sure once that happens, the MPAA will step in and complain, because the DL media makes it so much easier to copy movies. Rip, and burn the VIDEO_TS folder with Toast. None of that time consuming encoding. Not that that's what I did with the DL media I bought ;) But the higher prices of DL media, plus a movie rental, makes it almost the same price to just buy the actual DVD. Get DL prices down to a buck or two, and I think Blockbuster's business will boom
     

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