Hi. Relatively new to this scene (“DVDs”), but catching up quickly. ANYWHO… just upgraded the NEC ND-2510a on my primary workstation to a ND-3520a with stock firmware. Burns are excellent using Prodisc… but looking for alternative media sources, trying to get the best bang for my buck.
(1) With these new burners, is it still the same “rule of thumb”: slower burn, better burn? Should I be lookin g at 4x media rather than the 8x media I am currently using?
(2) I hear good things regarding Prodisc, but better reviews regarding Taiyo Yuden discs. But I also know that not all TY manufactured discs go by the same trademark. Someone pointed out this link to me yesterday, apparently with the ATIP code of “TYGO2”… anyone have any advise regarding "buy}/“no buy” for this media? What I should look out for (in this case and in general)? Oh… and they noted that the supply was manufactured in Taiwan… does that bear any significance whatsoever?
[b]Manufactured Code[/b] : Taiyo Yuden [b]Media Type[/b] : DVD-R [b]Package[/b] : 50P CakeBox * 2 Pieces [b]Capacity[/b] : 4.7GB / 120MIN [b]Polycarbonate[/b] : High Quality [b]Support Speed[/b] : 1X - 8X [b]Design[/b] : No Printing
And yes, mostly movie burns… occasional data burns. Don’t care about speed of burn, really… just want to be able to play them on standard DVD players (3 Sony tabletop players). If its a good burn, I don’t mind the wait!
TIA, all! -j