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Old 01-25-2012, 12:42 PM
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Hey guys do you have any trouble with name brand dvds you buy for burning stories/video projects/etc to dvd? Which do you prefer -R/+R? Is there any way to lessen the frequency of messed up dvds when burning dvds? Just trying to troubleshoot for learning purposes as much as possible. Thanks for any insight.
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Use high quality DVD's like JVC/Tyo Yuden (sp?) for Maxell
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Several years ago, I always seemed to have problems with +R discs. Not so much on my end, but clients would have glitchy playback or at best, inconsistent playback experiences. I switched to -R discs, and the problem went away. I'm not sure if there are still issues with +R discs, since those are now more abundant in my area than -R discs.

For brands, I currently use Sony DVDs. They're not perfect, but at $30 per 100 discs, they hit a nice balance between price and reliability. I've tried the really cheap discs and no-name brands before, and have noticed that 5-25% of the discs in any given batch would fail. I tried some of the higher end discs and had more of a 0-5% failure rate, and with the Sony discs I currently use, the failure rate is typically somewhere between 0-8%.

I have also noticed that burning at a lower speed than the disc is rated for drastically cut down on the number of faulty discs and experiences of glitchy playback. So, while my Sony DVD-R discs are rated for 16X, if I burn them at 8X or 12X, I have less faulty discs and no complaints from clients that their discs aren't playing back smoothly. Your mileage may vary, but this is what I learned over the past couple years after offering short run disc duplication services in addition to my video services.
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Thanks Shawn...good insight. I am using Memorex -Rs and +Rs depending...the latest batch had about 5 bad discs out of the 20 I burned. I had no real issues before but I was never burning this high amount before. I hated getting that call from the person saying there is/was a problem during playback. I tend to use -Rs the majority of the time so I will continue to use them. Thanks guys.
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