Help! Need DVD Burnder for public film distribution

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#1

Hello all.

I’m currently working on an independent film: http://films.cubit.net/hiyah

I plan to distribute the film via DVD later this year. I will be selling to the general public, so i want to make sure I make a DVD that is as compatible with as many set-top dvd players as possible. I’ve been looking at the NEC 2500A and the LITE-ON LDW-811S, and am open to other suggestions, but… really can’t spend a lot of money. Right now, both of these drives are going for $85 on newegg.

Here are some of my questions:

  1. What is the best format to burn to for set top compatibility, +R or -R?
  2. Is bitsetting really necessary? If so, does it only work with +R?
  3. Is there a particular brand of DVDs that have shown to be more compatible than others?
  4. What, exactly, is the best thing to do to ensure any DVDs I create will be compatible with the greatest number of set top players?

Basically, I just want to know what I need to do to make the most compatible dvd possible.

Thanks,


#2

Hi, and welcome!

  1. -R
  2. No, not with -R, yes with +R for max compatability.
  3. TY DVD-R
  4. All the above

#3

Thanks, so it sounds like NEC might be the way to go, since it burns -R at 8x, and the bitsetting wouldn’t be a concern.

One more question, what does TY stand for? I can’t think of a brand name… probably obvious though… heh…


#4

http://www.accaproducts.com/tayudv44x1ea.html

Taiyo Yuden

Yes, the NEC 2500 is your best option for burning DVD-R, it’ll do a great job for you.


#5

Wow, I can honestly say i’ve never heard of that brand. Is it sold in USA? Perhaps my question should say, what is the best DVD brand media that one can get in the US?

The link you provide has only 4x TY, is there an 8x available?


#6

Originally posted by sledgeweb
[B]Wow, I can honestly say i’ve never heard of that brand. Is it sold in USA? Perhaps my question should say, what is the best DVD brand media that one can get in the US?

The link you provide has only 4x TY, is there an 8x available? [/B]

Um, well the link is to a US reseller, the 2500 will burn it at 8x.


#7

Hrm… so you don’t have to use 8x media to burn at 8x? Huh? I did read that TY has released 8x media, I haven’t seen it for sale though. So… why would you need 8x media if you can burn a 4x at 8x speed? I’m confused…


#8

Only excellent quality 4X media can be burned very well at 8X.
Hence the recommendation for TY.
Excellent media!


#9

Thanks for the explanation, I will try TY. By the way, found better prices, and a lower quantity package, here:

http://www.blank-cd-cdr.com/tayu4xdv.html