What’s left of my mind is just reeling. According to people on this board, all the major makes of DVD+R DL disks are garbage â€” and what’s astounding is that you guys are right. I just don’t understand how it can be. People are still buying this crap, woefully ignorant that they’re buying coasters by the hundreds. Why? Because they trust companies like Memorex, Maxell and other well known manufacturers. I mean, these guys have been making disks for years. They also make players, many of them.
So can anyone explain just what’s going on? It can’t just be poor quality, can it? Their single layer disks do okay, but as I stated elsewhere, I’ve tried to burn movies on Memorex DVD+R DLs on three different computers, five different writers (all with the latest firmware) and three different writing engines, and they pretty much all fail.
So I buy Memorex disks, and a Memorex player, and the damn things crap out by the dozens. Everyone around here seems to know about the problem, but what kind of responses do you get when you call, write or e-mail these manufacturers? What can they possibly say?
As I understand it, you can buy the BEST…NEWEST…UP TO DATE writer on the market and these disks won’t work. How do they get out of the testing phase? Do the Board of Directors get together and say, “Well, these things won’t work in any recorder on the market today, but we can make a bunch of money in new sales that will sustain it until we can come up with a new and improved product…oh, say…in three or four years”?
Has anyone been able to get these disks to work?
Just, please, someone…anyone…pleaaaaassse tell me what’s going on. I’m really at a loss.