Philips 16x DVD+R or 16 DVD-R - Good Quality?

vbimport

#1

Hi guys,

I was just wondering if anyone here had any knowledge or experience with Philips branded 16x DVD+R or 16x DVD-R? Does anyone know the media code for either of these? The reason I ask, is because currently Circuit City here in the US has a 50 pack of either +R or -R on sale for $11.99 out the door (no rebates, etc.) I have TY for the important stuff, but I need some descent quality media for other burning. Here are the links:

Philips 16x DVD+R: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Philips-Video-DVD-R-DR4S6B50F-17/sem/rpsm/oid/146053/catOid/-12895/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Philips 16x DVD-R: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Philips-DVD-R-DM4S6B50F-17/sem/rpsm/oid/146051/catOid/-12895/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

What do you guys think? Is it worth buying? Thanks.

SuperG


#2

At one point in time, Philips 16x media was MCC (by CMC), but now I think it’s all CMC’s own codes. That said, I’d pick the -R over the +R as CMC MAG.AM3 is pretty solid media, but CMC MAG M01… :Z


#3

IIRC some of the Philips media can be Infomedia, Moser Baer or Ritek too.


#4

I have some Philips 16x +R. They are reasonably good. They work well in several DVD players and for PS2 backups.



#5

http://www.shopneo.co.uk/philips-16x-dvd-r-50-pack-pr-16360.html

According many opinion these discs are better than Verbatim’s ones (CMC too)


#6

It looks like these are specifically MCC media code, which it says on the site. I don’t know if the ones from the store here in the states are necessarily that code. Anyone else bought these from here in the states and know their codes? Thanks.

SuperG


#7

Gary. Thanks for the tip. I can probably those discs locally.


#8

Unfortunately, the Philips disks that are MCCs are only available in Europe. In the states it’s mostly AM3+M01.


#9

I remember seeing the Philips 16x discs with the old packaging (= MCC) for sale on Meritline. They’ve since updated the pics and MID description.


#10

Well, I just found out from another person that the DVD+R at Circuit City are media code CMC MAG.M01 and the DVD-R at Circuit City are media code CMC MAG.AM3

That takes care of that…

SuperG


#11

FWIW, I purchased some 25 packs off Newegg some time ago, and they were M01/AM3.

The M01 was next to worthless, while the AM3 was decent. Nothing at all wrong with the AM3 for the price. Here’s a few scans:



#12

Yeah, after reading through the various threads here, I figured the AM3 was probably worth it. I was just about to go and get it, when I learned about the deal that Office Max is having on Verbatim 16x media. They have it for $12.99, so I decided to get the -Rs from them for $1 more than the Phillips. The Verbatim’s have the media code of MCC03RG20, which I am happy with :slight_smile:

Thanks for all the replies.

SuperG


#13

Nothing wrong with the Verbatim -R, but the +R (MCC 004) usually performs substantially better… Still can’t go wrong with either one, both will generally perform better than either of the Philips branded discs you mentioned.