25 Spindle for 30 bucks ( Good or not ? )

vbimport

#1

Howdy

I was wondering if anyone here has previously checked out these discs

Philips 25-Pack 8X 8.5GB Double Layer DVD+R Spindle

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10077680&catid=

The price seems good but I am curious about the quality, according to the following FAQ ( http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm )they are lower end and it could be a potential hit or miss situation.

If anyone has used these, specifically for 360 backups, I would definitely like to hear your opinions.


#2

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I suggest to buy only Verbatim dual layer discs. All other brands are really bad quality discs, with quality variable from a coaster just at the end of the burning and a coaster after some (often very short) time.

Stay away from Philips DL discs :wink:


#3

thanks for the quick reply, I have been using Verbatim for a while now but its hard to find them at a decent price here in Canada and this deal seemed pretty sweet.

I’ll keep away thanks.


#4

“Hit or Miss” is bang on. :iagree:

Like Geno says, I too would recommend Verbatim (specifically, +R DL).

I wouldn’t go for the Philips unless you’re prepared for possible coasters. Depending on your burner, they may burn OK, but for more likelihood of sucessful burns, go for Verbies. :slight_smile:

Welcome to the forum, and being in the UK myself, I totally hear ya about prices :wink:


#5

You’re welcome :slight_smile:


#6

Hmm. Philips 8x must be either CMC MAG D04 or RITEK ?0? (they have a whole zoo of different DL discs).
I would also recommend staying away and getting Verbatim instead, unless you really feel lucky.
I third [B]geno888[/B] and [B]Arachne[/B]. :slight_smile: