I think we need a new Poll on DVD Media. Look at the date of Wes’s original post, I think standards and some opinions may have changed somewhat since then. Plus we have lots of new members, with their own opinions.
Lets close this thread, rename it as the “Obsolete - What is the best DVD media” and then create the following stickies:
Best DVD media for Permanent Archiving:
Best DVD media for everyday use:
Best DVD media for magic 8 balls, drink coasters & other miscellaneous uses:
This thread is now no longer current & is getting increasingly irrelevant & needs to be closed. People have been posting their favourite medias in here for a VERY long time & many of the media’s may not even be available anymore. We’re going to end up with noobs posting “Where can I get TY01 discs?”
Two Polls are proposed …
Which CURRENT media is best for archival purpose?
Which CURRENT media is best for general purpose?
Both will need to be archived/recreated every year or so
The poll will need multiple selections for 4x, 8x, 16x, DVD+R, DVD-R, Manufacturers.
I haven’t come across 2x/2.4x rated media for … well, a very long time.
And I’m not aware of any 6x, 10x, 12x or 14x rated media.
That way people can vote “I love TYG01” which is a combination of TY + DVD-R + 4x rated, or if they love All TY, they can vote TY, DVD+R, DVD-R, 4/8/16x all at once.
Where it gets tricky is when they say I love TYG02, but not TYG03 or TYG01, but I love TY01 & TY03, but not TY02.
Can’t please everyone eh? /end serious mode
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No, no, no. I think you misunderstand - The poll becomes a multiple-select poll, rather than a single-select favourite manufacturer.
The current poll options stand, with the following manufacturers pushed into the “Other” category
Beall, Lead Data, Infomedia, Gigastorage, optodisc.
The 5 spaces now gives us the options of:
DVD+R, DVD-R, 4x, 8x, 16x respectively.
I think the voters for most of those manufacturers must have had serious brainfart moments anyway, or at least waywards clicks.
It will also provide us some interesting insight as to whether DVD+R or DVD-R is most favoured … which speed media is most favoured … as well as the favourite manufacturer.
If the poll is public, we can also identify who posted “Other” and find their post specifying which manufacturer and hopefully their justification. Maybe some new startup manufacturer could give TY a run for its money (lol).
Still only 2 seperate threads/polls, one for general use media, one for High Quality/permanent storage.
The current proposal is to have two separate polls:
[li]Best DVD Media for Permanent Archiving[/li][li]Best DVD Media for Everyday Use[/li][/ul]The polls should be public and multiple choice, with the following choices:
[li]DVD-R[/li][li]DVD+R[/li][li]4x rated[/li][li]8x rated[/li][li]16x rated[/li][li]CMC[/li][li]Daxon[/li][li]Fuji[/li][li]Maxell[/li][li]Mitsubishi (verbatim)[/li][li]Moser Baer[/li][li]Philips[/li][li]Princo[/li][li]Prodisc[/li][li]Ricoh[/li][li]Ritek[/li][li]Sony[/li][li]Taiyo Yuden[/li][li]TDK[/li][li]Other, explain below[/li][/ol]These choices are the 14 most popular choices from the last poll, plus the two types (DVD+R, DVD-R) and the three speeds (4x, 8x, 16x) and the “other” choice.
Please note that 20 choices is the maximum number of choices allowed in a poll in this forum.
I’m not sure whether a (meaningful) complete survey can be carried out with one or two threads, instead I’d suggest having four or eight separate polls.
8x DVD-R for Archiving
8x DVD+R for Archiving
16x DVD-R for Archiving
16x DVD+R for Archiving
Very few companies actually still do 4x DVD media…
Well the only tuffdisc (by the wa they don’t make it) 2x media I have seen is RW. We’re talking just Rs here.
I think by default the one that gets the lowest number of votes in the best poll will obviously be bad. Though for Ritek I would say split it to G04 and G05 and +Rs as from what I have read from the more knowledgeable the +Rs of ritek aren’t nearly as bad as the -Rs.
The idea of a new poll is great because many things have changed. Ritek going from good/acceptable to bad/not to recommend etc…
It would be nice to have an MIJ option for brands selling MIJ and MIT etc like Maxell or Fuji, Verbatim or Sony. So that you could say MIJ Maxell or just Maxell with out MIJ when you refer to MIT or other countries of origin.