Old 20-11-2004   #1
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Sony, Memorex, or Verbatim Media??

going to the store to buy some DVD -R media for my NEC 3500, anyone have a preference for one of these three?

Verbatim DVD-R Movie Reel Discs
Memorex DVD-R
Sony DVD-R

I understand Tayo Yuden is excellent but I am looking for something I can find at my local retail store. appreciate your help
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Re: Sony, Memorex, or Verbatim Media??

Any of these makers will often pachage different media in the same package, so it's a bit of a crap shoot when taken in this way.
However, you will find Memorex to be cheap and plentiful, and all the the media generally sold under that brand will do very well in the 3500. As will the others.
If you can get Fuji 8x made in Japan, go for that.
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Re: Sony, Memorex, or Verbatim Media??

Well the Verbatim DVD-R Movie Reel discs are always MCC media. I also think Sony DVD-R is pretty much guaranteed to have Sony media codes. The only real unknown is Memorex.
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can you elaborate a little more. what is MCC media and what about the Sony Media codes - what relevance does this have? are you saying both will work well?
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Re: Sony, Memorex, or Verbatim Media??

Sony 8X DVD-R could be SONY08D1, which burns nicely at 16X on the 3500A .
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Re: Sony, Memorex, or Verbatim Media??

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can you elaborate a little more. what is MCC media and what about the Sony Media codes - what relevance does this have? are you saying both will work well?
MCC = Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, the parent company of Verbatim. Verbatim use a bunch of manufacturers, including Prodisc, Moser Baer India and CMC. Sony media codes as Wes pointed out, are 08D1, which burn well in your 3500. Both these types in fact will work well on your 3500.
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SONYD11 8x dvd+r and SONY08D1 8x DVD-R are good and overspeedable on burners like Benq1620/NEC3500. Sony04D1 dvd-r 4x is not very good IMO.
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Out of the list, I would definitely pick Verbatim but be careful where they are made. If they are Made in Singapour or Japan then they will be excellent discs. The Singapour made ones are true MCC dye disc and the Japanese produced ones are almost certainly Taiyo Yuden (considered by many to be the best). However, there are a number of batches of Taiwanese made Verbatims out there now. These use the MCC dye but are actually manufactured by CMC Magnetics and they don't quite have the strict quality control standards that the true MCC produced discs have. So go with Verbatim but just keep an eye out for where they are made. Memorex and Sony are a complete crap shoot. I don't care what anybody says, I have read enough mixed reviews about them over the years that I will never recommend them to anyone.
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Sony 8X DVD-R could be SONY08D1, which burns nicely at 16X on the 3500A .
Agreed.

With Liggy's 2.18 firmware, my NEC 3500A burned a full SONY08D1 disc in 5.41 mins.
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Out of the list, I would definitely pick Verbatim but be careful where they are made. If they are Made in Singapour or Japan then they will be excellent discs. The Singapour made ones are true MCC dye disc and the Japanese produced ones are almost certainly Taiyo Yuden (considered by many to be the best). However, there are a number of batches of Taiwanese made Verbatims out there now. These use the MCC dye but are actually manufactured by CMC Magnetics and they don't quite have the strict quality control standards that the true MCC produced discs have. So go with Verbatim but just keep an eye out for where they are made. Memorex and Sony are a complete crap shoot. I don't care what anybody says, I have read enough mixed reviews about them over the years that I will never recommend them to anyone.
You'll get mixed reviews about pretty much all media. The new Sony 8x codes (SONY08D1 and SONYD11) are very good media. The spindle of SONY08D1 I picked up is made in Japan and burn better than MXLRG03 on my PX-712A. Can't get much better than that.
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Re: Sony, Memorex, or Verbatim Media??

Bestbuy has Verbatim Movie Media on sale 25 for $10.99. Is this any good?
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Re: Sony, Memorex, or Verbatim Media??

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Out of the list, I would definitely pick Verbatim but be careful where they are made. If they are Made in Singapour or Japan then they will be excellent discs. The Singapour made ones are true MCC dye disc and the Japanese produced ones are almost certainly Taiyo Yuden (considered by many to be the best). However, there are a number of batches of Taiwanese made Verbatims out there now. These use the MCC dye but are actually manufactured by CMC Magnetics and they don't quite have the strict quality control standards that the true MCC produced discs have. So go with Verbatim but just keep an eye out for where they are made. Memorex and Sony are a complete crap shoot. I don't care what anybody says, I have read enough mixed reviews about them over the years that I will never recommend them to anyone.
I'll disagree here, I've been using a bunch of Taiwanese MCC discs, which are excellent in quality. As good as the Made In Singapore discs, of which I've used a few too. CMC DO have the strict QA procedures laid down by VErbatim, which is why they get the manufacturing contracts in the first place
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MCC = Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, the parent company of Verbatim. Verbatim use a bunch of manufacturers, including Prodisc, Moser Baer India and CMC. Sony media codes as Wes pointed out, are 08D1, which burn well in your 3500. Both these types in fact will work well on your 3500.
So are all made in Taiwan Verbatim manufactured by CMC? I notice they come in both CMC and non-CMC style cakebox.
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CMC and Prodisc. They've recently started using Prodisc as well, as pointed out by the CodeGuys.
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I can't say I've actually seen any Verbatims in non CMC-style cakeboxes...
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Re: Sony, Memorex, or Verbatim Media??

CompUSA has Sony +R / -R 50packs on sale this week for $19.99USD. Don't know if they are 8X or not. The last time I was in there was a couple of weeks ago and all the 50 packs of +R were 8X made in Japan TY-T02s. they also have MadDog 12X burner for $50USD after Mail in rebate and a OEM version 16X (Benq1620) for $60USD after mail in rebate.
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CMC and Prodisc. They've recently started using Prodisc as well, as pointed out by the CodeGuys.
I pointed it out actually
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CompUSA has Sony +R / -R 50packs on sale this week for $19.99USD. Don't know if they are 8X or not. The last time I was in there was a couple of weeks ago and all the 50 packs of +R were 8X made in Japan TY-T02s. they also have MadDog 12X burner for $50USD after Mail in rebate and a OEM version 16X (Benq1620) for $60USD after mail in rebate.
At the CompUSA in NJ where I shop, the Sony DVD+Rs were all MIJ TY T02s. Excellent media for my NEC 3500 and BenQ 1620 so I bought 4 packs. Sale ends Wed. I think.
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I was planning on going with the Sony -R's that are on sale at CompUSA. sounds like those might be okay to use based on the thread.

will the package be clearly marked in terms of where it was mfg'd? I got some DVD +R's with my drive but they did not play on my dvd players so I assume those players do not support +R. also I have not figured out how to flash my drive so I can take advantage of the bitsetting.
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Re: Sony, Memorex, or Verbatim Media??

which type of media would you use to burn ps2 games? Sony, Memorex or Verbatim? And would you use DVD+R or DVD-R?
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which type of media would you use to burn ps2 games? Sony, Memorex or Verbatim? And would you use DVD+R or DVD-R?
Should have just started a new thread save bumping a thread that's just over 4 years old, there's also many PS2 related threads already regarding media but to answer your question I use Verbatim x16 media burnt at x8 in my Pioneer 116D, I have also used Verbatim x8, Taiyo Yuden x8 and x16 media for PS2 and all work great. I can't comment on Sony media as I haven't used it, as for Memorex I would say stay clear of it as Memorex media can be anything.
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