[QUOTE=ChristineBCW;2702320]That’s it! “Dear Fred - Brazil is hosting the Olympics, y’know… they might have a good reason to have optic-disk consumption for archival purposes!!”[/QUOTE]
I don’t think they’d think CD-Rs when you say “Archival”. Anyway, Brazilians are mostly ignorants. Most people try to argue with me when I say the brand of the discs is almost always not the real manufacturer of the disc.
[QUOTE=ChristineBCW;2702311]Thanks for the note on MERITLINE - they even have the cute little Brazilian flag, saying they ship there. I guess they need to trim it a bit - “we don’t ship EVERYTHING” - like any heavy item. Grrr.
As for software loading affecting burns, I remember that GOOD Laser Burning must be done perfectly, absolutely zero error in mechanism, in data-thru-put, in electrical fluctuations, etc. What part of This Perfect Planet do you live in? I remove every possibility for my machines to have any reason to be distracted or interrupted.
I need to find that Falcon (FTI) sales rep’s email and ask him who the South American rep is.
Would you mind posting links to your local e-tailers here? (Yes, in Portugese is fine.)[/QUOTE]
I can post, of course.
Here are some:
www.techcd.com.br > I plan on buying the TYs from these guys
There are more, of course.
The reasor for them not shipping the CD-Rs here is that they (Meritline) ship those from the US warehouse instead of the HK one. BHPhotoVideo charges me US$88,00 to ship here and more US$100,00 in taxes. Gotta love my government.
I can get the discs at eBay. A 25-pack ia about US$11.95, plus US$27.00 to ship them here. But in the end it would cost more than buying them here. I guess I have no coice other than spend more money than I would have liked to.
Honestly, guys, I’m starting giving up the possibility of getting those TYs. Another option would be to get an used PS1. The PS1 is notoriously less sensitive to media quality than the PS2. We used to burn games for it using any media, back in the day, so I think I might just get one (they sell for as little as US$25.00 here) and play my PS1 games on it instead of using my PS2.
Last night I was trying some older PS1 games I have lying around and my PS2 had no problem reading a Plasmon disc, which had a more silver-ish color than the green ones I’m used to. Almost like a pressed CD. Maybe I can get my hands on some of these. It seems they retail for U$0.40 per disc here.