[QUOTE=Arachne;2584765]Hehe, I saw this thread coming
I too used Memorex tapes back in the day, both audio and video. Best I can remember is both were…alright. Came to prefer TDK and Maxell for audio though.
The few spindles of Memorex CDR that I’ve used (all CMC - run away Chad!) did what they say on the tin also. No failed burns or anything.
But as Vroom points out, the price is similar to Verbies…
As for their DVD R media. From what I’ve found, even with MBIL MIDs and CMC Mag. AM3, both of which I love under other brands…the quality/longevity just wasn’t up to say, Maxell/HP standards.[/QUOTE]
MY GOD! PLEASE, NEVER MENTION CMC AGAIN! :z Seriously, CMC MAG discs are literally the only thing which can make me violently sick - Their sh1t media just isn’t worth their low price tag where for a few extra pence I can get Ri…
Actually, Ritek CD-R is as bad or in my experience worse than CMC Magnetic CD-R. Which is ironic; Since I bought a pack of Arita/Ritek (I know I know… :a ) to GET AWAY from CMC… Failure after failure, skipping, what sounds like scratching on playback, etc etc…
They are both garbage brands, and IMHO I’ve wasted enough discs to get the message: Both of these brands are utter garbage! The best discs in my opinion so far have been the MBI ones (Produced by Memorex, as it happens…) But I’ve had nothing but excellent from Plasmon ATIP discs under both Signellex (Poundland brand) AOne, and Tesco value discs.
Plasmon compared to Ritek / CMC I’ve nothing but excellent results. But MBI seems to have that edge
Getting back to the case on hand though; [B]Kerry56[/B] I wrote this thread just to whip up a bit of hubbub on their experience… In my experience although if we compare them to other brands Memorex just isn’t up to scratch, if you can find their media at bargain basement prices I certainly won’t overlook them
Ditto, a lot of Memorex tapes turn up at my local charity shop, but I hunt round and find out the Sony / Maxell / AGFA (etc) tapes - Why bother with mediorce brands when I can have better brands for the same 50p?
Sorry if I seem a bit hypocritical, but it’s alarming to hear that so many users on the internet want to avoid a well established over the decades brand Memorex like the plague - It’s left me scratching my head, because certainly in their magnetic tape department their not bad.
I don’t expect to convince anyone, I just want a few users to post their Memorex experiences. But I do have to favour why would people bother with Memorex when for the same price they can get Maxell / Sony / TDK? Don’t settle for medoirce when you can have better for the same price
I will vouch one thing for Memorex… Their adverts were brilliant.
Forever will it be etched in my memory as one of the greatest slogans of all time; “IS IT LIVE - OR IS IT MEM-MUR-EX?” I reckon if their reputation wasn’t in so much tatters, this would have been killer