For the past two years you have been able to vote for your favourite blank DVD media in three different polls.
A lot of changes have happened in the last two years regarding what brands and media codes are available, which brands use what media codes, and which media is produced where.
So we think it’s time to make some new 2008 polls with DVD media available today.
We will have one poll for brands (e.g. Verbatim, Memorex, Sony etc.) that people consider good enough for everyday use, without having to resort to careful selection such as e.g. “only the photo printable kind Made in Bulgaria by Acme Corp on Thursday afternoons”.
We will have one or two polls for media codes (e.g. MCC 004, SONYD21, TYG03 etc.), depending on whether all media codes will fit in one poll; if not there will be one poll for DVD+R and one poll for DVD-R. The polls will assume legit media codes (not fake stuff) and the best grade of that media (not value line, overprints or similar secondary grades).
The poll(s) by media codes will be for long-term use - i.e. media you trust to last for a number of years.
We intend to poll by media codes instead of by specific product numbers, because there are far too many different product numbers such as e.g. Verbatim Archival Grade, Verbatim Hard Coat Protection, Verbatim MediDisc which are all premium MCC 02RG20 media and which exist in different packagings, which would account for at least 7 different choices just for this single media code.
You can nominate any brand and any media code that is still generally available, even if you don’t use it yourself - we want a broad number of poll options that people can vote for.
Examples of what NOT to nominate:
Plextor (no longer make blank media)
TYG01 (4x media no longer generally available)
You can nominate as many brands and media codes as you like. In two weeks (June 16th) the nominations will close and polls will be created from the nominated entries.
You are also welcome to post suggestions about the form of the polls - you might think of a better way to do it than we have.
So, let the nominations begin…