what brand of blank dvd does everyone use?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by floppitydoppity, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. floppitydoppity macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    #1
    hi everyone.
    i have just bought my imac and think i am now sorted but the dvd i was using before are proving a bit naff and making more coasters than discs.
    what brand do you all use ( not to expensive) - its to make back ups of the kids films.!:)
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Location:
    Langley, Washington
    #2
    I use whatever is cheapest (and -R), sometime TDK, sometimes Sony, sometimes a no-name.

    TEG
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
  4. xlii macrumors 68000

    xlii

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Location:
    Millis, Massachusetts
    #4
    I've used Memorex DVD +R and have had good results using them. Never really did a test to see which was better...
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

    ~Shard~

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Location:
    1123.6536.5321
    #5
    Memorex or Fujifilm - I have had excellent results with both and maybe one coaster or corrupt disc out of every spindle.
     
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Location:
    Georgia
    #6
    Cheapo Verbatim Lightscribe - Zero Coasters
    Officemax Generic (the kind you write on with a sharpie) - Zero Coasters
    Premium Philips Lightscribe - You need to set your beer somewhere:D
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Location:
    51.50024, -0.12662
    #7
    Sony and Imation DVD-R. the good Japanese brands never give me coasters.
     
  8. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Location:
    Scotland
    #8
    Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim.....

    Have found Memorex to be hopeless ......
     
  9. JNB macrumors 604

    JNB

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Location:
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    #9
    GQ (Great Quality) from Fry's. Nary a problem.
     
  10. Buttercookie macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    #10
    Whatever is cheapest when I'm buying. I get a coaster once in a great while and it doesn't seem to be caused by any one brand. My old PC was picky but with my iMac and Macbook I use whatever and they just work.
     
  11. Dejavu macrumors regular

    Dejavu

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    #11
    Taiyo Yuden, which can be bought at specialized DVD resellers. The brand is what other companies use as their stock.
     
  12. jsgrabo macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
  13. iToaster macrumors 68000

    iToaster

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    #13
    Uh, I generally go for Staples brand... or whatever is cheaper, and store brand always tends to be.
     
  14. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia.
    #14
    Taiyo Yuden.

    Found TDK are ok too.

    edit- all DVD-R
     
  15. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    #15
    Duff-Man says...I've always had the best results (meaning fewest coasters) with Verbatim, Taiyo or TDK. I am not very happy with Memorex - especially the dual layer ones...far too many bad discs, both at home on my Mac(s) and at work on assorted Windoze peecee's...oh yeah!
     
  16. tty007 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    #16
    TDK DVD+R 1-16x 4.7G

    Hi guys, I use a MBP purchased last April, I never got any problem with burning backups of my pictures on a DVD but I got a 100 dvd's Brand is TDK DVD+R and my Mac just CAN'T READ THEM. It says I am having an issue with my laser...

    My PC with Windows XP can read and burn them without any problem. Even when I put a TDK that I burned on my PC back to my Mac, I can read it no problem. Anyone has an idea what could be the problem ?

    I tried 10 DVDs... none could be read from my Mac but they all worked fine on my PC.

    thank you very much in advance.
     
  17. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia.
    #17
    I had this trouble with my old G4 iBook and DVD+R's. Since then i have exclusively used DVD-R's without issue.
     
  18. gonyr macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Location:
    Niagara County, NY
    #18
    Usually memorex, but whatever's on sale will generally do the job. They're so cheap that a few bad ones doesn't really bother me much.
     
  19. zap2 macrumors 604

    zap2

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Location:
    Washington D.C
    #19
    Cheapest...not that I use a ton of DVDs...nice to back stuff up on from time time though...like the music collection, but I'm really used external HDs for now
     
  20. m1stake macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Location:
    Philly
  21. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

    sickmacdoc

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    #21
    Taiyo Yuden exclusively. Glossy Water Shield printables, both DVD and CD.
     
  22. gusious macrumors 65816

    gusious

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Location:
    Greece
  23. Peterkro macrumors 68020

    Peterkro

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Location:
    Communard de Londres
    #23
    Taiyo Yuden definitely,well worth the small extra cost.
    But be aware there are fake ones floating about get from a reputable source.
     
  24. MST macrumors 6502

    MST

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
  25. ntg macrumors regular

    ntg

    Joined:
    May 3, 2002
    Location:
    UK - Rushden, Northants
    #25
    I too try to stick to these two brands, as I very rarely get toasters these days with either pc or mac (or sun, for that matter!)

    dvd+ are the least compatible types, and sometimes fail to work even in domestic DVD players, so I only buy DVD-

    nig.
     

Share This Page