Hello, I’m trying to figure out the best media to buy for CD and DVD.
CD for Linux distros, for e.g. but the odd CD for music (I usually use mp3s and an mp3 player). The OS on the CD means that I need a good quality burn so it needs to be of decent quality.
Second question is about codes and how to determine what a CD/DVD that is for sale either online or in a store is. I read here about a particular media and media brand but there is often a code following. But, when I shop or search in a store, I don’t notice the code usually. How do you know which media matches up with which code? Is there a list here or some site that gives that info?
For e.g., I read that Verbatim and Prodisc still has good media but you want a certain code and those two brands are widely available but I rarely see the code for it listed with the discs that are for sale.
I did buy TY media recently but I was wondering about alternatives. I read that TY uses the cyanine dye and not the phthalocyanine which is supposed to be better. I was going to shop for phthalocyanine dye discs although it’s a little more difficult shopping when you are trying to compare and match up phthalocyanine discs AND codes.
Could anyone suggest some discs or refer me to any threads/info which list the better quality yet affordable (CD and DVD) discs?
Is it rare to find one brand that makes equally good CD and DVD media? Is TY and Verbatim (for e.g.) good at DVD media while another brand has quality CD media?
The main usage would be to hold data storage and DVD movies.