How about TDK media?

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#1

Any one has any info on this TDK media?
Also any tips on how to identify where they are made and what MID they use in general?


#2

I suspect they will contain the same as this “professional” white label spindle. It has been over a year since I heard of anyone stumbling across the Falcon or Japanese TDKBLD-RBB that used to be in those spindles.

If you are feeling brave enough to find out, do let us know?:wink:


#3

My wallet isnt very brave at the moment, so what else i might get if the arent Falcon or Made in Japan? CMC/ritek???

Dean, how about this Panasonic ones?
I had some older ones and i was very happy with the quality


#4

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2670947]I suspect they will contain the same as this “professional” white label spindle. It has been over a year since I heard of anyone stumbling across the Falcon or Japanese TDKBLD-RBB that used to be in those spindles.

If you are feeling brave enough to find out, do let us know?;)[/QUOTE]

So in other words steer clear of TDK?

[B]Wombler[/B]


#5

Vroom and I were just discussing cheaper brand BD-Rs on MSN as I can’t seem to get Verbatim here for a reasonable price.

Are these a better bet?

[B]Wombler[/B]


#6

[QUOTE=vroom;2670949]My wallet isnt very brave at the moment, so what else i might get if the arent Falcon or Made in Japan? CMC/ritek???

Dean, how about this Panasonic ones?
I had some older ones and i was very happy with the quality[/QUOTE]I guess you didn’t notice my link? This is probably worth posting in this thread too.

Increasingly, our results around here with Panasonic 4x/6x 25GB are making them look like the best choice :iagree:.

[QUOTE=Wombler;2670951]So in other words steer clear of TDK?

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]
I agree entirely with CVS. TDK labeled media is just becoming a bad gamble. They are also packaging MBI MID BD-Rs in some of their spindles over there in Europe now.

Yes to the Pannys :wink:



#7

Thanks for the info.


#8

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2670956]Increasingly, our results around here with Panasonic 4x/6x 25GB are making them look like the best choice :iagree:.

I agree entirely with CVS. TDK labeled media is just becoming a bad gamble. They are also packaging MBI MID BD-Rs in some of their spindles over there in Europe now.

Yes to the Pannys ;)[/QUOTE]

That’s brilliant Dean and thanks for the very quick response. :flower:

Looks like I’m ordering the Panasonics then. :slight_smile:

It’s a good price too, so anyone on the European side of things might be interested in this.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#9

blankmedia.ca ships to Canada and USA. I believe they have a full line of legit Falcon BD-R, 25GB only.
http://www.blankmedia.ca/BDR-BY-FALCON-Prodlist.html
I’ve never bought these before, I’ve always bought Ritek (damn it) and am recently learning the error of my ways. Would legit Falcon (value) be alright?
http://www.blankmedia.ca/BDR-FALCON-25G-4X-SHINY-SILVER-THERMAL-HUB-VALUE-25-PCS-Prodview.html
35 bucks for 25. The non values are expensive and the panasonics are ridiculous.

But I’ve bought taiyo yuden dvd-r value line(another error, damn it) from blankmedia.ca for years and I give em two thumbs up. Will buy the regular ones now though, only couple bucks more. Hopefully this does not hold true to Falcon bd-r, lots more…(Edit: it’s pack of 50’s for 85, so not as bad a s i first thought, but still high)

Am I correct the two best regarded bd-r are Panasonic and Legit Falcon’s? What about TDK?
I just want to choose wisely after going cheap (ritek).
http://www.blankmedia.ca/SHOP-BDR-BY-BRAND-Prodlist.html

Cheers


#10

[QUOTE=vroom;2670984]Thanks for the info.[/QUOTE]You’re welcome :flower:

[QUOTE=Wombler;2670993]That’s brilliant Dean and thanks for the very quick response. :flower:

Looks like I’m ordering the Panasonics then. :slight_smile:

It’s a good price too, so anyone on the European side of things might be interested in this.

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]You’re welcome. The only brilliance involved is from our members posting their results with the re-designed Panasonics since a few of us noticed they were burning great a bit back;). I’ve not seen a single bad experience with them in the last year. Even Stiftung Warentest ranks them above Verbatims. I think you can safely save some money here :).

[QUOTE=Mickael007;2671384]blankmedia.ca ships to Canada and USA. I believe they have a full line of legit Falcon BD-R, 25GB only.
http://www.blankmedia.ca/BDR-BY-FALCON-Prodlist.html
I’ve never bought these before, I’ve always bought Ritek (damn it) and am recently learning the error of my ways. Would legit Falcon (value) be alright?
http://www.blankmedia.ca/BDR-FALCON-25G-4X-SHINY-SILVER-THERMAL-HUB-VALUE-25-PCS-Prodview.html
35 bucks for 25. The non values are expensive and the panasonics are ridiculous.

But I’ve bought taiyo yuden dvd-r value line(another error, damn it) from blankmedia.ca for years and I give em two thumbs up. Will buy the regular ones now though, only couple bucks more. Hopefully this does not hold true to Falcon bd-r, lots more…(Edit: it’s pack of 50’s for 85, so not as bad a s i first thought, but still high)

Am I correct the two best regarded bd-r are Panasonic and Legit Falcon’s? What about TDK?
I just want to choose wisely after going cheap (ritek).
http://www.blankmedia.ca/SHOP-BDR-BY-BRAND-Prodlist.html

Cheers[/QUOTE]If you would like to get as far away from those Riteks as you can without spending a fortune, you might consider these Pannys. Just slightly more expensive than the Falcon value, cheaper than the Pro. Our members are getting impressive results with them, and recent price drops from Japanese sellers is making them a good option from what I’ve seen.

Stay well away from a “TDK” labeled spindle. They will likely be either Riteks or MBIs, and B grade examples of what those manufacturers are capable of producing, from what we are seeing.


#11

Are these Smartblu disc just as good or very close as good to the panny’s?

http://www.mediamegamall.com/smartblu-bluray-disc-25gb-branded-25pk-cakebox-sbr4br25-p-28554.html

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2671805]
Stay well away from a “TDK” labeled spindle. They will likely be either Riteks or MBIs, and B grade examples of what those manufacturers are capable of producing, from what we are seeing.[/QUOTE]


#12

So far, myself and a number of other members have found the SmartBlu to be among the best for consistently good results from discs in that price range.

Are you located in the US or Canada? MediaMegaMall may not ship to Canada.


#13

uhoh.
ya, I’m located in Canada (Montreal). It’s really close to New york so maybe there is chance.
Basically, as long as the disc don’t degrade within 20 years, I’m interested.
do you think they are ok for archival use? (10-20 years).
I realize it’s no sure thing. hard to predict, but there is probably a good estimate around.


#14

They don’t ship to Canada, bummer :frowning:
All these Falcon have the TDK code, but no SmartBlu , also non value disc are more expensive, double bummer. If I can’t find a place that willl ship Smartblu to me, at a good price, those panny’s you suggested are looking good.
http://www.blankmedia.ca/BDR-BY-FALCON-Prodlist.html


#15

Yeah, I didn’t think they made any exceptions to their “no international shipping”:(.

If you are looking for 20+ year discs , I think the Pannys are at the price/performance sweet spot for you unless the print surface is a big factor. The Falcons are a bit superior in that regard.


#16

Thaanks deanwitty :slight_smile: