Ok need some clarification on some media

Ok need some clarification on some media I know there are topics about but I can’t find any what is the 2nd best printable and non printable DVD-R 8X from Taiyo Yuden? Many people have been saying that Ritek G05 degrade over time I don’t want this to happen so any ideas?

Any TY and Verbatim media.

Verbatim media are better than TY IMO.

If you have never used those, pick up some printable ones and give them a shot.

id say thats debatable if he gets made in india verbatims :slight_smile: over ty but if he gets made in taiwan verbies then go for them over the ty more available and cheaper but if u can only get made in india verbatims then go for taiyo yudens in my opinion

Same thing can be said about getting particular batches of TYG03. Many of the people in Australia are having trouble getting really nice burns like some people do with the Panasonic branded TYG03.

If the price of MII verbatims was the same as the TY media, I would go for the TY. But if the MII was a fair bit cheaper, I would take it over TY.

ive only experienced 2 packs of mii verbatims and their dire in my opinion. must have just been bad batches or something with them :confused: , and ive not really had a bad burn yet with my panny tyg03s :slight_smile:

So any links to buy these Discs? Im in the UK I prefer using svp.co.uk thanks.

Panasonic TYG03 (Bjproc shown me this site :bigsmile: )
http://aprmedia.com/product.php?pid=3490

Verbatim -R 16x ( TY/MCC)
http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=179

Verbatim +r 16x (TY)
http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=1523

Verbatim +r 16x (Mcc)
http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=249 out of stock atm :\

another id also consider is these dont know what others will think of them me personally had good experience with maxells and ricohjpn stuff :slight_smile:
http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=2004

Thanks any others? Also Printalbes. Thanks.

I’ve used TDK, but wasn’t impressed with them…the print quality was just fine, but the quality of the media wasn’t near that of Verbatim or TY.

Actually I forgot about the Maxells MIJ…they are very good quality, but cost an arm and a leg.

Still need some solid answers.

I know there are topics about but I can’t find any what is the 2nd best printable and non printable DVD-R 8X from Taiyo Yuden?

With most people thinking that TY are top notch I would rate Verbatim and the second choice followed by Maxell Hitachi High Grade.

Many people have been saying that Ritek G05 degrade over time I don’t want this to happen so any ideas?

All media is going to do this…even the TY’s and Verbatim will only last 2-4 years maybe longer in some cases. I think once you step below the TY/Verb level you are getting into the Ritek and Memorex range. Some people have good luck with them, but each class of media’s life expectancy will be different because of all the different factors involved. My discs may last 1.5 years with my three year old handling them while yours may last 3x that long stored neatly in protective cases away from sunlight and free from humidity.

Marcus has given you some very good links.

Where did you get the idea that they only last a few years :confused: I’ve got 3 year old YUDEN T02’s here that haven’t degraded at all, and they were from different batches. None of my MCC coded discs (2 years old, different batches) have degraded either, so I have to disagree with you :slight_smile: - if the media were from a bad batch though, that could explain the fast degradation.

Need printable discs mainly.

I also said longer in some cases…I don’t know how you “baby” your discs. I have some MCC003’s that have seen better days, but then I also have a 3 year old that might be using them as frisbees when I’m not looking. There are just too many factors to take into consideration for you to tell me that your discs have lasted in pristine condition for the last 3 years and so should mine. :slight_smile:

I will say with certainty that they won’t last forever…can we agree on that? :iagree:

You’re a hard man to please! If for some reason, you are
limited to 8x -R, then the best choices are:

Taiyo Yuden 8x -R MID = TYG02

Sold under various brand names like TDK, and Verbatim (MIJ)
and available in unbranded form from specialist suppliers
like SVP. http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=228

or

Mitsubishi 8x -R MID = MCC02RG20

Sold as Verbatim -R 8x.
http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=2846

:slight_smile:

Well, firstly I handle my discs with care, i.e. not touching the data side. All of the TY and MCC discs are stored vertically in jewel cases in a dark drawer in my bedroom :slight_smile:

Yes, they won’t last forever so we can agree on that :bigsmile: