Ridata 4x Dvd-r Or "8x" Dvd-r?

(Newbie seeks GURU for knowledge.)
HELLO TO ALL
Well its about time to re-up some DVD supplies. Just to make sure I’m right,
I’l ask the pro’s. I have a PIONEER 107D; The first & only media I’ve run
through it is RIDATA 4X DVD-R 4.7GB, ver 2.0, and the DVD-RW ver of same.

RIDATA 4X DVD-R 4.7GB 50PCS Silver matte,
        Model DRD-474-RDCB501, OEM
Model# DRD-474-RDCB501  
Item # N82E16817132358 
Specifications: 
Speed: 4X DVD-R 
Capacity: 4.7GB 
Conformity: Recordable Disc Version 2.0
In Stock: Yes  
FedEx Saver Shipping $1.99  

Now they have also RIDATA 8X DVD-R 4.7GB , ver 2.0. I can’t help
but think that this won’t be a problem. I do have Nil’s 1.18 FIRMWARE
installed; however I still burn at 4X–I got the time, want the best
quality video possible, and though I experimented a little using 4X, I did a get a good burn at 6X, but I produced a beautful coaster at 8X. Even though the
quality of the coaster is excellent, VERY shiny on one side, I have no
shortage of them, and do prefer quality video.

RIDATA 8X 4.7GB DVD-R Media, 50 PK Cakebox 				Model DRD-478-RDCB50, Retail
Model# DRD-478-RDCB50  
Item # N82E16817132347 
Specifications:
Capacity: 4.7GB
Type: DVD-R
Speed: 8X
In Stock: Yes 
FedEx Saver Shipping $4.00  

I may, or may not jump to the 1.20 FIRMWARE right away. So, I thought to get 50 of each, 4X & 8X. But it would be more sensible to just a 50 pack of 8X, and see what happens.

SO, DOES ANYONE FORSEE ANY REASON FOR CONCERN THAT I USE THE RIDATA 8X??

My Newegg order is filled, awaiting feedback from YOU before completing the
purchasing ritual.

I Thank You for your thoughts.

>>>>>>> BTW, ARE THE 8X DVD-R’s TWICE AS HEAVY AS 4X? YOU SAY OF COURSE NOT!?!? THEN WHY IN HELL IS THE SHIPPING CHARGE TWICE THAT OF THE 4X’s!?!?

4X’s=$1.99 TO 8X’S=$4.00 ?!?!

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ANSWERS RECIEVED IN PIONEER FORUM (NOT meant as put-down!)

ANSWER FROM:VDK AU
Re: RIDATA “8X” DVD-R 4.7GB
there are two different versions of the 8x ridata. the g05 are the first
generation ones, while the g06 are the better ones. i’m thinking that those
are the g05’s. in my personal opinion, i would buy the 4x but others may
disagree, and anyway, the time difference b/w burning 4x and 8x, is about
5mins which isn’t that much.

ANSWER FROM: Corbus
Re: RIDATA “8X” DVD-R 4.7GB

The difference between 8 and 4x burning is 7 minutes and sometimes if you
had to burn 10 discs it makes a difference - over an hour just the burning
time, not considering ripping. Chances are that with newer discs can obtain a
higher writing speed and also a better quality. I would vote for the 8x
batch.

REPLY BACK FROM ME

Harrumph! No offense guys, but I guess now I need the opinion of a Higher
Authority. The voting here is pretty close, about neck and neck!
But thank you VERY MUCH for the input!

So, GURU’S , my New Egg order still awaits our decision. As time is crucial that I get the order out, so that I recieve it before the week-end, I may shop it around to you Senior members.
HUH! There is never a MOD around when you “REALLY” need one! :slight_smile:
Lastly, how can you tell the difference between a G05 & a G06 disk??
Thanks to all

Yo-

I use the Ritek 8x -R’s and get a pretty good burn - however my Taiyo Yuden 8x in both - and + R’s have given me excellent results on my NEC 3500 - good vendor with great prices on guaranteed “A” media is www.rima.com

Mike

hmmm… do they have any verbitims? i use verbitim dvd-r 4x, must have burned about 150 now, never had a failed burn or coaster. they have also worked in all the standalone dvd players i have tested them in

ben :slight_smile:

Actually they do: http://www.rima.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=R&Category_Code=DMRVRTM

but as some Verbatim -Rs are CMC (bad) or MCC (good) or TY (great) you would be better off going to the source and getting the discs without the Verbatim markup. TY costs about half as much and is the same as the best Verbatim has to offer. No point in paying top dollar when you might get stuck with CMC.

Agreed. Unless Verbatims are on sale and you are sure that they are either made in Singapour (made by MCC) or Japan (made by Taiyo Yuden) then you might end up paying the same or more than Taiyo Yuden for crappy discs. Anyways, the G05 Ritek DVD-R discs are about the same in reliability as the G04 discs. Pioneer and Ritek always get along quite well so you have that going for you. I would keep an eye out on those TY discs at rima though. The next time the price drops, I would say there is no reason to buy Ritek anymore. Don’t get me wrong. Ritek DVD-R discs are great discs for the money but when the price gap between Ritek and TY is so narrow, why not spend a couple of bucks extra to get the best. :wink:

Yo-

Righton!!!

Mike

hey, great guys, thanks for the input. :slight_smile: