OFFICIAL CD/DVD Media thread (info on what's good & what's not)
This thread is only for people to post useful info on. This is not the thread to ask questions!! Or to post comments. Go to Digital Dolphin's FAQ thread for that (link below).
INFO AND ONLY INFO HERE.
From what I understand:
The best Verbatim DVDs are +R with TNR font.
You should prefer the ones with Times New Roman (TNR) font over the Arial, on the top of the spindle (for the LOCK <-----> OPEN words). I'm not sure if this is still true. Will need info from DD or others.
They should look like this:
Arial: LOCK <-----> OPEN
TNR: LOCK <-----> OPEN
Click to see TNR Font in picture below:
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16x are as good as 8x, but usually only when burned at 12x
the + is better than the -, but they're both supposedly good.
Verbatim 8x -R = MCC 02RG20
Verbatim 16x +R = MCC-004-00
Verbatim -R (16x?) = MCC 03RG20
From Digital Dolphin: his THREAD here.
The Digital Dolphin FAQ Thread
What DVD burners I suggest
How to tell real TY from fake TY
"If anyone's wondering, I am now of the opinion that Maxell's BQ 8x DVD-Rs are by far the highest quality media available in North America at the moment. The difference between Maxell BQ and Taiyo Yuden, when tested on a professional DVD testing system is like night and day."
RECOMMENDED MEDIA (IN ORDER OF QUALITY):
Based on current stock quality:
Maxell BQ Series 8x DVD-R
Emtec Gold 4x DVD+R
(these 2 may change places, but are close)
(big quality gap)
Verbatim Ultralife Gold 8x DVD-R (maybe? jury is still out on this one)
Maxell Plus Series (made by Maxell)
Verbatim (Made by CMC)
Verbatim (Made by MBIL)
Verbatim (Made by Prodisc)
Not likely to ever go on the quality list: