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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by ekim68, Nov 18, 2005.

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  1. ekim68

    ekim68 Thread Starter

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    I've burned cd's for a while now and I've noticed that some can be read
    better than others. Is one brand better than the others? (Such as the
    difference between TDK and Memorex?)
     
  2. Saxon

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    Sometimes also depends on your CD burner(drive), but the only disc brand that has never given me so much as a hiccup on any drive is Verbatim, so in my opinion at least they're the best.
     
  3. MysticEyes

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    I have used Verbatim for a while, unfortunately they really have been MBI, ProDisc, MCC, Ritek, CMC to name a few. It's best to ID the real manufacturer and then stick with them.

    @eskim68

    If you have Nero, fire up Nero CD-DVD Speed, pop in your burn and under Extra and do a Disc Quality Test and see how they worked. One size does not fit all, choose media that your burner likes.
     
  4. ekim68

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    Thanks MysticEyes, I'll give that a try....
     
  5. Saxon

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    I am aware that the name on the CD is not necessarily the name of the maker, but a point to consider is this, even if a CD is not made by the the original maker, it is made to their specification and I was trying to say that because of this, is why I prefer Verbatim for my personal use. I agree that we all have to find by trial and error which brand works best for us. Take a look at this web link and you will see although the Media Codes are the same ( in this case manufacturer is Optodisc Technology) the different brands are shown to give different results although the manufacturer is the same, so the brand quality of a disc depends on the specification it is made to rather than who the manufacturer is.


    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.p...&hits=25&country=&search=Search+or+List+Media

    or here where Verbatim comes out very well

    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php?dvdmediadvdridsearch=CMC MAG.W01
     
  6. ekim68

    ekim68 Thread Starter

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    Saxon,
    Thanks for the info. I got some of the verbatim's and they work much better, both
    on producing and listening. I realize now that 'cheap ain't always the best'..

    Thanks again.
     
  7. MysticEyes

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    Yeah right. The only difference might be the the country the plant is located in. The only 'spec' is the label.
     
  8. ekim68

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    Thanks again Saxon. I'm not trying to hype a brand, but, the Verbatim have worked
    better than most others.
    I've probably saved 10% of my CD's now.
    :cool:
     
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