The official "Great Quality" GQ brand DVD thread

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#1

GQ aka ‘Great Quality’ DVD media can be found at local Frys Electronics stores and outpost.com

The purpose of this thread is to help users identify what type of discs they are going to receive when purchasing GQ media.

Known MIDs and possible identification methods:

GQ 4X DVD+R
OPTODISCOR4…Discs with gold tops. May or may not say “Acrocircle” on them or have an Acrocircle emblem on the hub.
VDSPMSAB001
MEDIA ID001
AML 001
LDS03

GQ 4X DVD+R Printable
OPTODISCOR4…May or may not say “Acrocircle” on them or have an Acrocircle emblem on the hub.

GQ 8X DVD+R
PRODISCR03…Packaging identification methods anyone?
OPTODISCOR8…Silver “OR8” lettering on the outer hub ring. (backwards)
SONYD11…unknown.
LD…S03…unknown.

GQ 2.4X DVD+RW
INFODISCA01

GQ 4X DVD-R
PRINCO…Plastic inner disc hub contains a stamped blank ink serial.
LEADDATA01…Plastic inner disc hub totally blank, no serial
SKC Co., LTD…unknown.

GQ 8X DVD-R
TYG02…NOT authentic TY, fake TYG02 MID.

GQ 52X CD-R
LEAD DATA
SONY


#2

Always try here first:

http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdmedia.php?dvdmediasearch=gq


#3

Well! DVDrhelp lists that the Great Quality DVD-Rs can be either Princo or Leaddata. (thx simplelife)

There is NO media code posted on dvdrhelp for the GQ DVD+Rs.
Anyone know the mediacode for the GQ (Great Quality) 4x DVD+Rs at Fry’s Electronics?


#4

Originally posted by wesociety

There is NO media code posted on dvdrhelp for the GQ DVD+Rs.
Anyone know the mediacode for the GQ (Great Quality) 4x DVD+Rs at Fry’s Electronics?

There is. It is posted as …001 which is the same media as MEDIA ID001 or AML 001. These are same smelly DVD+R discs you can get from Microcenter 25 for $20, or 100 for $75. So, there is no point to buy a GQ branded from Fry’s. If you want to try, you are better off with Microcenter’s one which is cheaper. This is assuming you have microceter nearby.

My experiences with this are mixed. Some discs come out good, some are not, especially toward the end of discs. I eventually use it for backup my own PS2 games, to prevent original from scratching. Those discs won’t get fill up to the brim, so it will work just fine.


#5

Originally posted by simplelife
There is. It is posted as …001 which is the same media as MEDIA ID001 or AML 001. These are same smelly DVD+R discs you can get from Microcenter 25 for $20, or 100 for $75. So, there is no point to buy a GQ branded from Fry’s. If you want to try, you are better off with Microcenter’s one which is cheaper. This is assuming you have microceter nearby.

Thanks for clarifying, I saw the 001 mediacode posted, but I am not familiar with that code so I figured that it might be many different media types.
Actually someone just posted AML001 on dvdrhelp just after my last post here! And No there are no Microcenters here in AZ. So I may buy a 25 pack of these from Fry’s to test out and play with. :stuck_out_tongue:

Originally posted by simplelife
…Those discs won’t get fill up to the brim, so it will work just fine.

What?:confused:


#6

Some discs come out good, some are not, especially toward the end of discs. I eventually use it for backup my own PS2 games, to prevent original from scratching. Those discs (PS2 discs) won’t get fill up to the brim, so it will work just fine.

Good luck with these medias. I see no point for trying them. Unless, you need a small batch of discs, you are better off with RIDATA/ARITA 4x from officemax. It’ll cost you $89 for 100, IIRC.


#7

I have the Emprex 1004 Dual 4X Burner I bought at Fry’s. I also
bought GQ DVD -R disks that were made by LEADDATA01. Anyway…I tried firmware 43, 49, and 48 and still little if any luck in burning DVD movies. I’ve tried DVDxCopy to rip and copy these disk. I’ve tried Nero with these disk and have tried variant where I use DVDxCopy and CdCreator 6.0 and still nothing good. I tried DVDCripter and still bad. Most of the time I can’t get any of my new players to read these disk. I make coasters for a whole bunch of folks. Anyway…they do make good disk to store pc files on. That’s what I use them for.

My vote is no to GQ on DVD burning. Not reliable and quite frustrating. :a

Hope this helps.

This is my first post. I hope I didn’t break any rules.


#8

This week the Phoenix area Frys’ Electronics has a sale on GQ media.


GQ DVD+R 8X  25 pack $22.25
GQ DVD+RW 4X 25 pack $19.75
GQ DVD-R 4X 25 pack $14.75

Does anyone know what MID code the 8X DVD+R discs and the 4X DVD+RW discs are??
There is no info on videohelp media database for these…


#9

Why don’t you get the Verbatim +R from bestbuy instead ?
See this post by Jamos http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=98496

Those are MCC02 and its like 25 for a 25 pack - plus free shipping :slight_smile:


#10

Because this is the GQ media thread!
And since I’m a media junkie, I like to have ALL different types of media. :stuck_out_tongue:


#11

Allrighty then…When you get back from Fry’s, toast some of them puppies up and give us a post. :wink:


#12

I have 2 spindles of GQ 4X DVD+R from Fry’s Electronics stores in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.

One spindle is black plastic and has shiny top media, and was purchased around 4 months ago. Another has a light grey spindle with matte top media and was purchased last week.

Neither of the two media burn at more than 2.4X on my Optorite DD0201 drive with Dangerous Bros. RPC-1 2.60L-based firmware. In the burning programs I use (Nero 6, GearDVD), the fastest speed I can select with this media is 2.4X.

The media burns without any errors, reported using DVDInfoPro surface scan.

This is the info page from DVDInfoPro and DVDIdentifier for the shiny top media:

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Media Information
Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID VDSPMSAB001
Media Product Revision Number 01h
Free Blocks 405405696
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.70GB)
Book Type DVD+R
Media Type DVD+R
Media Id Code Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 1.0x 1385KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:VDSPMSAB-001-001]

Disc Type : [DVD+R]
Manufacturer ID : [VDSPMSAB]
Manufacturer Name : [Interaxia AG]
Media Type ID : [001]
Product Revision : [001]
Disc Application Code : [General Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2]

[DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com]

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This is for the matte top:

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Media Information
Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID VDSPMSAB001
Media Product Revision Number 01h
Free Blocks 405405696
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.70GB)
Book Type DVD+R
Media Type DVD+R
Media Id Code Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 1.0x 1385KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:VDSPMSAB-001-001]

Disc Type : [DVD+R]
Manufacturer ID : [VDSPMSAB]
Manufacturer Name : [Interaxia AG]
Media Type ID : [001]
Product Revision : [001]
Disc Application Code : [General Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2]

[DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com]

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#13

They are Interaxia disks very bad quality dont waste your money…sold also at microcenter under the name Platnum. really if you want some posts of scans i can post them here…but trust me 100-400 pis up to 40 pos at the end of the disks are quite common burned from any of my drives.

and really the name should be PQ not GQ! :stuck_out_tongue:


#14

heres a typical scan of this media burned at 4x on benq dw822a


#15

the nec 2500a does a better job this is a 4x burn acceptable…but nothing to write home about!


#16

same media burned with liteon 812 at 4x :Z


#17

Thanks for the VDSPMSAB001 Jamos, but I’m still wondering what the MID codes for the 4X GQ DVD+RW and the 8X GQ DVD+R actually are… :confused:


#18

not sure on those i gave up after one 25 pack…


#19

Just got back from Fry’s Electronics.
There is NO 4X GQ DVD+RW yet. They made a typo in their AD.
They only have 2.4X DVD+RW.

I decided to hold off on buying any of the GQ 8X DVD+R.
If anyone picks up some of these, please post the MID code here.


#20

Here is what I just bought on Sunday from Fry’s in LA. GQ 8x 25 discs for $19.99. I burned to discs do far.

Disc Type DVD+R
Book Type DVD-ROM
Manufacturer Prodisc Technology Inc.
Media ID PRODISCR03
Protection System None
Region 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Capacity 4.38 GB
Free Size 0.00 GB
Free Blocks 0
Number of Layers 1
Linear Density 0.267 um/bit
Track Density 0.74 um/track
Maximum Read Speed 7.9x
Maximum Write Speed 8.0x
Current Write Speed 8.0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 1 8.0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 2 6.0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 3 4.0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 4 2.4x CLV

Here is the scan