DVD Questions

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#1

I will be purchasing my first ever Taiyo Yuden blank DVDs sometime soon! However, I have a few questions:

  1. 8x or 16x?
  2. My burner supports both DVD-R and DVD+R. Which one is better for data? Which one is better for video (as in a regular movie DVD)?
  3. Would MCC (Mitsubishi) DVDs be better than Yudens?

Thanks for your help!


#2

[QUOTE=IHeartGaming;2676521]I will be purchasing my first ever Taiyo Yuden blank DVDs sometime soon! However, I have a few questions:

  1. 8x or 16x?
  2. My burner supports both DVD-R and DVD+R. Which one is better for data? Which one is better for video (as in a regular movie DVD)?
  3. Would MCC (Mitsubishi) DVDs be better than Yudens?

Thanks for your help![/QUOTE]

  1. From my experience, their 8x DVDs scan better. The DVD+R variant (YUDEN000T02) is especially nice.

  2. On modern equipment, both work fine. Some of the older standalone players only support DVD-R, but I’ve yet to come across one through ten years of DVD use.

  3. I can’t make a judgment on longevity, but both work well. Scanwise, I tend to get the best results using 8x TY (followed by 8x or 16x MCC), but YMMV. Some say that consumer scans aren’t useful at all.


#3

[QUOTE=IHeartGaming;2676521]I will be purchasing my first ever Taiyo Yuden blank DVDs sometime soon! However, I have a few questions:

  1. 8x or 16x?
  2. My burner supports both DVD-R and DVD+R. Which one is better for data? Which one is better for video (as in a regular movie DVD)?
  3. Would MCC (Mitsubishi) DVDs be better than Yudens?

Thanks for your help![/QUOTE]

  1. I always preferred the 8x +R variety.

  2. Doesn’t matter much anymore. Some standalone players might prefer -R, but those are rare in these days. And a bitset +R would be very similar in compatibility.

  3. At one point you might have started a small war with that question. These days, we’re just happy to have both types still available, for however long that lasts. Buy whichever is on sale.


#4
  1. I’m quite partial to 8x +R TYs, rather than the 16x ones.

  2. 8x TY DVD+R are very nice, if you can still find them. Regarding the basic -R vs +R question - as mentioned, it doesn’t really matter these days. I have movies backed up on both and my last 3 standalones are/were fine with them.

  3. Haha, what Kerry said :iagree: - I’m a die-hard Verbatim MCC004 lover, but as long as both MCC and TY exist, I’m a happy kitty :slight_smile:


#5

I still burn CDs and DVDs. I use 8x +R TYs DVDs as well. Just curious - what is your opinion on MAM-A DVDs and CDs? The MAM-A claims sound good (and their price reflects that).


#6

[QUOTE=texasjackson;2676746]Just curious - what is your opinion on MAM-A DVDs and CDs?[/QUOTE]

They are seriously overpriced average to below average quality media.
By the way, welcome to the forums, texasjackson! :wink:


#7

[QUOTE=texasjackson;2676746]I still burn CDs and DVDs. I use 8x +R TYs DVDs as well. Just curious - what is your opinion on MAM-A DVDs and CDs? The MAM-A claims sound good (and their price reflects that).[/QUOTE]

Please stick to your TY’s. It saddens me every time I see a seller still trying to pass off MAM-A media as something special :rolleyes:.

Pepst knows of which he speaks. They are a bad joke on the uninformed media buying public.

Welcome to the club :).


#8

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2677059]…They are a bad joke on the uninformed media buying public.
[/QUOTE]

I thought that was Princo - “The official bootleggers’ media!!” (don’t know if you remember that chat from the Bargain Basement?) :bigsmile: