Great Quality (GQ) DVD Media - 50-pack - $7.00 - Fry's Electronics

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#1

At one time, the 16x GQ DVDs available at Fry’s Electronics were mostly Sony media, manufactured by Lead Data in Taiwan. However, recently, we’ve been informed that GQ, like other in-house brands, has switched to MIC media with fake MCC codes. :sad:

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DVD-R
http://www.frys.com/product/4712549

DVD+R
http://www.frys.com/product/4712559

If you can find any spindles that are MIT, then you should have something good. Here are examples of how the Lead Data-made Sonys burned:


#2

Lucky you, you got Sony!

Nice burns!


#3

Yo-

Buying [I]any[/I] GQ medias - is kinda like getting a wife at a whorehouse - ya never know what your gonna get-eh!!


#4

[QUOTE=MegaDETH;2135230]Lucky you, you got Sony![/QUOTE]

That was from back in January (notice the date on the scans). I haven’t bought any recently, hence my point about the need to specifically search for any remaining MIT spindles.


#5

[QUOTE=bigmike7;2135232]Buying [I]any[/I] GQ medias - is kinda like getting a wife at a whorehouse - ya never know what your gonna get-eh!![/QUOTE]

:disagree:

That only applied to the pre-16x GQ media. Once they hit 16x, it was almost all Sony for at least two years. Only recently did it change to something else.


#6

Garbage…


#7

[QUOTE=BetaDriver;2136252]Garbage…[/QUOTE]

:rolleyes:


#8

Yesterday, Friday, 10-3-2008, I was by Frys and picked up a 100 spindle of GQ DVD+R for $14. They ID as MCC004, but they are definitely NOT garbage. Here is a scan of a 12x burn on NEC 7200S.



#9

Interesting HenryNettles, what are the hub codes?


#10

[QUOTE=MegaDETH;2136737]Interesting HenryNettles, what are the hub codes?[/QUOTE]

I do not see any hub codes. Granted, my old eyes aren’t what they used to be, but I don’t believe there are any.

I need to burn some more of these, and see if the quality holds up as I move down the spindle.


#11

[QUOTE=HenryNettles;2136832]I do not see any hub codes. Granted, my old eyes aren’t what they used to be, but I don’t believe there are any.[/QUOTE]

:eek:

Well, somebody had to make them. I’ve never seen any media that didn’t have some numbers somewhere on the hub.


#12

Related thread in Blank Media:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f33/great-quality-gq-dvd-r-16x-fake-mcc-004-compared-genuine-mcc-004-a-249683/


#13

Looks like these are back down to $14/100 again:

http://shop1.frys.com/product/4863410


#14

well i dont know much about there dvd media but i can say that after using there CD-RW media a while ago that overall i give em the thumbs down as there pretty much the only discs i used that actually died on me after negligible use… i still have some of the discs but a good half-ish of them died and i pitched em in trash can.