Staples-Teon deal

vbimport

#1

I’m not sure if this is just good through labor day or the whole week.They have 20 packs for $18.94 with a $9.00 mail in rebate. My store had 8x on both + and -. Here is the media info on both types :

                              Media Information on  +R                          

Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID CMC MAG E01
Media Product Revision Number 00h
Format Capacity Not Formatted
Free Blocks 405405696
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.70GB)
Book Type DVD+R
Media Type DVD+R
Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
Linear Density Blank Disc
Track Density Unknown
Number of Layers 1

                          Media Information   on -R                         

Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID CMC MAG. AE1
Format Capacity Not Formatted
Free Blocks 412352512
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.71GB)
Book Type DVD-R
Media Type DVD-R
Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps
Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
2x Speed OPC beta 09
2x Speed OPC power 0D
2x Write Strategy field 1 11 87 78 90
2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00
4x Speed OPC beta 05
4x Speed OPC power 15
4x Write Strategy field 1 0D 0F 0A 09
4x Write Strategy field 2 97 07 0F 0B
4x Write Strategy field 3 80 00 00 00
4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 05
4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 1B
4x Write Strategy field 4 13 A8 89 65
4x Write Strategy field 5 B6 89 88 80 00 00
4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 D0 00 00
Data area starting sector 30000h
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1

$9.94 for a 20 pack isn’t to bad of a deal.


#2

looks like the -r’s burn fine at 8x, but the +r’s are not so good at 8x. Looks like I’ll stick with 6x on them. Btw, I’ve burned both formats with a pioneer 107d and nec 3500a.


#3

How was the resulting burn quality of the Teon 8x -R discs? Did you happen to do any PI/PO scans?


#4

I don’t have a liteon drive, so I can’t do a pi/po scan. I did a read test with cd speed and they are fine, unlike the +r’s I burn coasters at whatever speed. I took those back and exchanged for more of the -r’s.


#5

:bow: TooL :bow: MAYNARD \m/


#6

If you bought the 8x DVD-R discs (don’t know about the 8x DVD+R discs), your rebate was likely denied by the rebate center. They don’t have the UPC code for the 8x Teon DVD-R discs in their system as a valid UPC code for the rebate. :frowning:


#7

I just bought 2 pks (20 ea) of TEON DVD+R 8x and 2 pks (20 ea) of TEON DVD-R 8x and I’ve burned 3 from each of the +/- pkgs and have had errors in writing to sectors. As I look at the burned area of the disc I can see spots in the shape of droplets in roughly the same sector of each disc. When I play these discs, the audio is fine but the video is fragmented at certain places.

I have used HP & Fuji disc with no problems. These TEON 20 pks where sold at Staples for $4.95 each in mid december 2004.

Will take back for credit and never use again. Oh, by the way, I use a Pacific Digital 8X Mach-8 DVD Multiformat Burner “and” 1 Click DVD Copy with out any problems what-so-ever, except TEON Disc. Good Luck if you have them.


#8

I bought a few of the 20 packs in 8x DVD-R flavor. They were CMCMAGAE1. I just bought them to give away to friends when required since they were so cheap. They burnt fine at 4x in my Pioneer DVR-106D and DVR-108. I didn’t try to take them any faster but they played fine in my Apex AD-1500 and my XBOX v1.0 Phillips drive.


#9

The spots make me wonder if you got some from a bad batch. It seems kind of strange that it would happen one both the +r and -r though (what are the chances of getting bad lots from both at the same time). I also have a pacific digital mach-8. They can actually be several diffrent drives. I would find out what the actual manufacture of the drive is and update the firmware. The +r (cmcmage01) were only introduced around july of this year if I am not mistaken. It’s quite possible that your drive was made before these disks even exsisted, and it would therefore not be able to burn them properlly without a firmware update.