Best Place for DVD-R disc?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by slu, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. slu macrumors 68000

    slu

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    Hello all.

    I am looking for the best place to buy DVD-R discs to use in my new iMac G5.

    I have no experience with DVD-R discs and am looking for a place to buy inexpensive, but reliable, blank media.

    So, what is best for Apple (or whoever makes them) Superdrives?

    I don't care about inkjet discs or anything like that...just the standard blanks.

    Thanks,
    Slu
     
  2. krimson macrumors 65816

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    i've been getting mine from rima.com
    4x Princo blanks, they work for me, though some people seem to hate them.

    www.dvdrhelp.com has a good list of different media, reader reports on them and where/$$.
     
  3. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    Before buying any media, or anything really, i check dealmac.com for what ends up being pretty consistantly the lowest prices available.
     
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    newegg.com is where I buy everything (including my DVD-Rs)

    Kimo
     
  6. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    The best dead i've found are found here:

    http://www.shop4tech.com/user.htm?go=view_item&id=2422&cata=&s_cata=

    You can get a 100 pack for $23 shipped free. Also don't be fooled by the speed. The website lists them as 1x-2x, but in reality these are 4x discs and burn just fine at 4x on my eMac. The discs also look great with a smooth white finish which is great for writing on. I'd recommend these for anyone!
     
  7. maxvamp macrumors 6502a

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    My Fav pics

    Meritline.com DVD-R ( Ritek brand - good results in newer and older superdrives - also carry double sided DVD-R Discs )

    Allmediaoutlet.com DVD-R ( Princo brand ( ok results in a newer superdrive ) )

    Sam's Club for Verbatum DVD-R ( excellent brand, excellent deal )

    Amazon.com for Verbatum and TDK DVD-RW discs - excellent results.

    My burners are an old Pioneer DVR-A03, and a DVR-A05 in an external FireWire case.

    The A05 is an excellent burner, and an older version of some of the superdrives. The G5 PM ships with a Pioneer DVR-A07 or DVR-A08.

    Hope this helps..

    Max.
     
  8. digitard macrumors 6502a

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    Being I make paintball DVD's for local stores of events I have had the best bet total compatability with RITEK 4X DVD-R

    I've burned them at 6x and 8x and the ONLY issues I've ever run into was that in some old old home players (pre-recordable disc era) they didn't read right, but I've never had a coaster and every single one I've made played in my home player, my computer, PS2 and everyone elses players but 2 people with 1997 or older DVD.
     

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