What have you just bought? CD/DVD related or otherwise

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#8380

With a large LP record collection in the loft and the help of a gift voucher I received for Christmas, I decided to buy a record player. :notes: :slight_smile:

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Audio Technica LP120 - I basically wanted something with direct drive and a diamond stylus as my parents talked about having to regularly change the belts and needle on their Hi-Fi system. This turned out to be a lot heavier than I thought, like a concrete block, so will need a sturdy shelf. It also required some assembly and adjustments, which I had to follow the manual to figure out. The “Quick start guide” even missed a step. Very different to a CD player is ready to play out of the box.

Anyway, one thing that somewhat surprised me - Records sound surprisingly good with a lot of punch to the music that’s missing on the digital (CD/stream) version, such as drums clearly standing out. No wonder vinyl record fans say the records sound better - The music does not have the dynamics compressed. Coincidentally, YouTube showed the following video as a recommended video, which explains why records sound better including a waveform comparison between the CD and record mastering of a song.


#8381

“The ZX Spectrum ULA: How to design a microcomputer” book.


#8382

Red Dwarf - Complete Series 1-8 blu-ray boxset.




#8383

Some more Lifetec 1x speed DVD-Rs
MID: PRINCO


#8384

Hehe, still have some of these media.

With some writers it shows very good quality, but no one here think it´s readable after some years.

I don´t know, burned my first Princo in 2017


#8385

DataTrack DVD+R
MID: 001

Philips DVD+R 16x
MID: INFOME R30

Medianca CD-R 870MB 99Min
ATIP: 96m43s37f - Primedisc

Prodye CD-R 870MB 100min, Powered by MaxDisc
ATIP: 97m27s19f - Plasmon

Primeon CD-R 870MB 99Min
ATIP: 97m24s26f - Computer Support Italy

Fujifilm CD-R 700MB 80Min
ATIP: 97m26s45f - Fuji


#8386

Have fun with it :slight_smile:

I´m curoius about the Datatrack, the MID is maybe unknown by lots of writers, even older drives


#8387

Thanks.
Yeah, this is a strange MID…


#8388

Where did you find them? Ebay?

This is one of the infamous “generic” MID codes supplied by Plasmon to countless smaller manufacturers in Europe and Asia.


#8389

“Ebay Kleinanzeigen”
Some kind of local Ebay here without buyer protection and ratings. And without selling fees.

The seller still has more, but raised the price a bit from 6€ to 8€.


#8390


GIGA CD-R 80Min 700MB

ATIP: 97m30s11f - CDA Datenträger Albrechts


#8391

Retail ASUS DRW-24D5MT.ASUS_DRW-24D5MT


#8392

Retail Pioneer DVR-S21WBK.Pioneer_DVR-S21WBK


#8393

Corsair HS50, o got those for two main reason, one and very important was the look, they look great and you can wear them outside, and secondly the mic is detachable.
I forgot the third reason, they dont have any RGB LED’s :slight_smile:

https://www.corsair.com/ww/en/Color/hs50-config-na/p/CA-9011170-NA


#8394

I tried this CD storage box by Neo and it has made all the difference. I haven’t lost a CD ever since I got it.


#8395

MAXdisc DVD+R 4x

MID: POMSC001 002
Hub Code: L1 +R2 2904 11:37 22090 03260102 (113R)-10
Made in Austria by 3A Media?




#8396

Right. Should be of decent quality. Quality wise, 3A Media was the best European manufacturer.


#8397

Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs but labeled JVC professional spindle 100 pack in Australia


#8398

Two Verbatim #43838 50 packs.


#8399

“Algebra: Polynomials, Galois Theory, and Applications” by Ferderic Butin.

I came across this book by chance initially. It turns out it goes into some details about the algebraic theory underlying Reed-Solomon error correction which is used on cds, dvds, blurays, etc …

About a year ago I looked into Reed-Solomon error correction, when I looked into analyzing the cache data from mediatek chipset dvdr drives.