TYG02 8x DVD-R and NEC ND3500A

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#1

Anyone use these discs? What Firmware do you use with the NEC ND3500A to make them burn properly? I’m having poor luck with this media code (Actually Dupsonic 8x DVD-R with TYG02 media code) and getting good burns. Firmware suggestion would sure be appreciated. Also what speed are you burning at? Thanks for any help you all can provide. :slight_smile:


#2

I am using these disc from Sony brand and I love them I have no problem what so ever to burn these DVD-R (4X) TYG01 at 12X. Use LD_V! _R3 or later version and you are happy. They are very good disc as far as I am concern. Go to the following site and select the modded f/w that best suit you for this disc.

http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/index.html


#3

Yo-

Have had very good results with the TY 8x -R media in both of my 3500’s and using somewhat dated (but good) firmware-

Actually my 3500’s seem to perfer 8x -R media - if it is the good stuff like Ritek, TY, Verbatim and Maxell-

Mike


#4

I knew you’d be in here… You big, overground, -R Freak! :wink: :wink: :wink: Mikey likes 'em.

Regards-


#5

Wow. :eek: I justed looked cause you said something and I found out 218_liggy_Ritek_SE sucks with FUJIFILM TYG02 at 8x, I got a zero for a quality score @8x. So I went back to 218btrpc1 and with the same movie and media @ 8x got a score of 93. :slight_smile:


#6

Hmmm, thanks PC-GUY. I’ll give that a try then. I’ve tried Mad Dog 2.FA, Liggy & Dee’s various firmwares and some firmware from Quikee. Mike, what firmware did you use by chance since you said it was “older”? I’ll also try that. I got about 90 of these things left after burning a bunch of coasters and am just starting to think they are Fake TY’s from Dupsonic. Buuuuut, if I can get them working I sure would like to. :slight_smile: Ahhhh, nevermind, Mike… see you are using Herrie’s 2.17b firmware, I’ll have to give that a shot as well. :smiley:


#7

Mike,

I wanted to thank you. While it’s a craptacular scan it did play back perfectly in a very picky player I have and it is in the “passable” range as far as discs go. Whether it was a fluke of the batch and just happened to be a good one or the firmware that made a difference I don’t know yet. I’m hoping the firmware solved the problem for me now. :smiley:


#8

Didn’t think that ritek media was considered quality. My own experience (limited) with them suggests they are sub-standard. I have also read many posts that talk about varying quality from batch to batch. Has their quality control improved? Are they worth trying again?


#9

My TYG02 burn fine at 16x in my NEC 3500.

Are you sure yours are genuine? There are a lot of fake TY media out there at the moment.


#10

Dupsonic is not Taiyo Yuden media, it simply carries the TY media code. Braxas, get your hands on some genuine TYG02 (like unbranded from rima.com or Fujifilm-branded) and then you will see some true results.


#11

Thanks guys. I read the Fake TY thread last night and these certainly seem to be fake. I think I’m going to avoid Newegg now when I buy media and just stay with Rima and Meritline when it comes to that. I never though Newegg would let such crap media be sold on their website. :frowning: I did order a DVD+R/RW Sample Pack from Rima since it had a pretty good selection of media in it. So I can test 1 of each of those discs in my NEC and BenQ to find out what each Burner seems to prefer. Should be interesting to see. Then when I need to order more media I’ll know what to get. Plus that sample pack has 2 Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R’s in it so I’ll get to see TY quality as well! :smiley:


#12

Well, since I need media (kinda - I need quality media at least…) I order a 100 pack of Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R from Meritline.com. The Silver Thermal ones. Hoping these work out ok with my BenQ and NEC ND-3500AG… Wasn’t too bad at $53 or whatever it was after shipping charges thrown in for the 100 pack. :slight_smile: Could’ve gotten the Ritek 8x DVD+R’s for a few dollars cheaper but when it’s that close might as well go with the brand everyone says is the best.


#13

Yo Braxas-

Glad to have helped -

and to spryfly-I have burned a lot (over 100) of Ritek 8x -R in my movie backups - have never had a coaster and always get very good burns - ofcourse I buy my media from either Rima, Newegg or Super Media Store - so I know I am getting “A” grade medias - also if I can get Maxell at the same price as Ritek - I’ll go with the Maxells-

And pcdoc - hey what can I say - except - Yup I’m a -R freak to the bone!!!

Mike