Best DVD's to buy for burning

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  1. bdugan macrumors regular

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    I have a macbookpro and I havent yet used my superdrive. I was wondering what are the best overall blank dvds to use. Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd go with TDK or Sony. (I even hate Sony but they make good discs. :( )
     
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    I've always used Imation and have had no problems whatsoever, with three different drives. I don't know what TDK's DVDs are like, but their CDs were an absolute nightmare with my old iBook G3.
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Fuji and Verbatim have always been good for me. :cool:

    And surprisingly, I once picked up a spindle of 200 BenQ DVDs and never had one coaster or corrupted disc! :eek: I always thought they were a cheap brand, but I guess not...
     
  5. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    I'd add good experiences with Maxells to the list. The only coaster prone ones for me have been Memorex.
     
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    I buy whatever is on sale. I've heard from several techies that 99.9% of the time, the drive is responsible for a failed disc, not the disc itself. I've had to burn several thousand DVDs and haven't noticed any one failing more than any other (though actually, out of all those discs I've had maybe 5 or 6 go bad on me, so maybe I'm just getting lucky).
     
  8. colinp macrumors member

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    There are differences in quality with DVDs, though I believe the failure rate is quite low for anything with a medium quality and above that you'll hardly run into any problems.

    That said, I know that SONY are in the tops for DVDs, and MAXELL for CDRs. I can't remember any others, but I know there are articles on the net about the best brands.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I bought 100 Sony DVD+Rs and so far so good. Verbatim is also good too.
     
  10. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Same here for those two brands as well as TDK. For a huge list of dvds that have ratings try www.videohelp.com and look under media as there are pages of dvds to look over ;) :)
     
  11. jiggie2g macrumors 6502

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    Verbatim and TDK DVD+R (-R is junk) are the best.
     
  12. monke macrumors 65816

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    I've had no problems with the Sony RW's lately.

    I tried Memorex, but out of a package of 5 I got 2 coasters.
     
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  14. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    TDK and Verbatim are some of the best you can get also Ritek are good...I usually just go for TDK's though as they work extremely well and look very nice,
    ShadoW
     
  15. balamw Moderator

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    Yeah, great link. The good news is that most of the brands people have listed here are in the "first class" category.

    Personally I go out of my way for Verbatim DVD+R blanks.

    B
     
  16. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I always use and recommend TDK and Verbatim, they make great DVD's and I haven't had any issues with any of them.
     
  17. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Imation. 200 DVDs burnt and still going strong. Cheap and have never had a problem.
     
  18. TallShaffer macrumors member

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    I've had good luck with TDK in the past, that's pretty much all I use (I work at circuit city, and our store brand, Nexxtech, is made by TDK... those are the ones always on sale $5.99 for a 25 pack)
     
  19. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    imation or TDK

    sony's are only good for coasters
     

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