Verbatim dvd+r 16x 75pk 23.99 after $30 MIR

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#1

http://www.meritline.com/16x-dvd-r-media-dvdplusr-media-95033.html

thought it was a good deal but shipping is approx $ 8.55


#2

well let’s see, dual layer prices stink, Meritline stinks, and mail in rebates stink, take all three of those things together and you got a “BIG STINKER!” No thanks.

I don’t see how ANY DL media is selling at these prices. I just got 200 8x Prodisc for UNDER $58 shipped from shop4tech! I couldn’t get 12 pieces of DL media for that price.


#3

The link was for 16x SL DVD+R; I’m not sure why you bring up DL media…?


#4

your right, my mistake, had just read two other DL posts and got em’ confused. Well this isn’t a bad deal but it isn’t hot either especially because of the “rebate”, what a pain in the arse those are. Well, 2 of the 3 stinkers are still present. :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

I don’t really see how Meritline could screw up anything in this instance. Retail Verbatim is retail Verbatim no matter where it’s purchased; the discs are pretty well packed as is with the styrofoam rings so even if Meritline did a poor job of boxing the discs they should arrive in good shape; am I missing anything?


#6

I received 3 boxes of these yesterday from Meritline. No problems. Box came by UPS, well packaged and is the real thing. Now i just have to take care of the rebate.

Mike


#7

OK - I bought these (actually from Dell - $30 AR including shipping). I burned my first one last night using DVDShrink/Nero 6.0. The results (disc quality test) were fantastic - PIF max of 9, average <2, no PIE’s, etc…

However…I cannot play it in one of my (3) DVD players. It is about a 5 year old RCA (don’t know the model number - I’m at work right now).

It has had no problem playing the 8x-R’s that I have used. If I look at DVDShrink, it has (I believe) “set booktype to DVD-Rom” checked. Is there something else I need to do to get the RCA to read the +r’s?


#8

what burner are you using? are you sure it’s capable of bitsetting? DVD Shrink cannot burn and there’s no option for setting booktype.


#9

It is an IOMagic (I know, no its not), and shows as a 1601 in Nero.

On one of the pages in in DVDShrink I was pretty sure I saw a box checked that said “Burn at least 30MM” and right above it was the box that was checked that said “Burn as DVD-Rom” or “Set booktype to DVD-Rom.” It fires up Nero to do the burn.

Again, I’m at work so I may be mistaken (pretty crappy memory lately).


#10

im not sure what the manufacturer of that drive is…sounds like a Lite-On. i would search the Lite-On section for the terms “bitsetting” and/or “booktype”.

my version of shrink (3.2) has not options for setting booktype…like i said, alone, shrink cannot burn discs. it would be using NERO, Decryptor or CopyToDVD to be able to burn a disc and the bitsetting should be done via one of those apps.


#11

I also use DVDShrink 3.2. On the Burn Settings page of the Backup DVD dialog is the “Book type DVD-ROM” selection. Now that I am home & can look at it however, it is checked, but grayed out.

As I mentioned it uses Nero to burn - if this is where I need to do bitsetting, where would I set the option in Nero Express 6.3.1.17?

(I’m off to a hoops game this evening, so thanks in advance for any help you can provide me).