Taiyo Yuden HardCoat DVD-R 4.7GB, 16X, Scratch-Resistant

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#1

:bigsmile: Hi:
This media is available in the U.S. Anyone, Is it worth the extra money?
Has anybody tried it? TIA.
http://www.rima.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=R&Product_Code=1779-100&Category_Code=TAIYOYUDEN


#2

Wow. Hardcoat TYG03s. That’s like blank media porn right there.

Seriously, hardcoat protection is something you evaluate based on need. Are you going to be burning disks that need to last while being abused by the clueless? If so, then hardcoat protection might help.


#3

Oh, they have a sample pack:

http://www.rima.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=R&Product_Code=51779&Category_Code=SPK

Try them out and see what you think.


#4

I haven’t tried them, but those discs are also available from SVP in the U.K. for our European members.


#5

I’ve used verbatim hard coat DVD-R before. It’s not really that much more protective but is superior at stopping little scratches and scuffs. I use them for game backups, I like to be able to wipe away dust without making tiny scratches on the disc.


#6

Another good thing about Verbatim hard coat media is that the discs simply look gorgeous.

I see a good disc and I want it painted black


#7

[quote=packetloss;2140916]Another good thing about Verbatim hard coat media is that the discs simply look gorgeous.[/quote] They look great, but the bad thing is that those discs are almost impossible to label - you need silver/gold marker pens or similar to write legibly on them.


#8

Or a white marker DrageMester, white! Looks pretty slick actually.

White edding marker


#9

The hard coat I have are silver.


#10

The 8x DVD-R Verbatim hard coats sold here in Europe are black, as posted above. Usually buy them (or archival grades) in 5 pack jewel case boxes.


#11

I was going to buy a 5 pack but $7 shipping killed it.

I will wait to add them to my next order.

[QUOTE=negritude;2140900]Oh, they have a sample pack:

http://www.rima.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=R&Product_Code=51779&Category_Code=SPK

Try them out and see what you think.[/QUOTE]


#12

Thanks, I will post some scans this weekend.


#13

[quote=MegaDETH;2140961]I was going to buy a 5 pack but $7 shipping killed it.

I will wait to add them to my next order.[/quote]
Wow, kinda steep for 5 discs, They charged me $7.96 shipping for 100.


#14

That is not unexpected when they are using UPS :Z

Will be interesting to see your results, I will just get 100 :wink:

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2140983]Wow, kinda steep for 5 discs, They charged me $7.96 shipping for 100.[/QUOTE]


#15

[QUOTE=packetloss;2140924]The 8x DVD-R Verbatim hard coats sold here in Europe are black, as posted above.[/QUOTE]

I knew there was a reason I loved Europe. :flower:


#16

[QUOTE=negritude;2141252]I knew there was a reason I loved Europe. :flower:[/QUOTE]

Lol :smiley: I’d love to get my hands on that beautiful black media too neg :wink: Hehehe :bigsmile: The white ink on black discs score +++ points for me if only because it looks really cool (disregarding the scratch guard aspect of it). :slight_smile:

Also waiting for the TYG03 scratch-resistant scans! :wink: :flower:


#17

<!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_start -->MID: TYG03(White Thermal)GH000915
Type: DVD-R 16x rated-HardCoat/Scratch-Resistant
Decoder/ripped with: AnyDVD
Encoder: DVDShrink
Burned With: Nero 7.11.6.0
Burned at: 20x speed
Drive/FW: Pioneer 215D/1.18





#18

now 24 hrs. later
I sprayed an ammonia based glass cleaner then wiped and rubbed with a terry cloth towel then used the edge of my thumb nail to add a few scratches.





#19

jamescooley1, you got a real nice batch!!


#20

That is what I was hopeing for.