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sildenafil 08-06-2004 06:59 PM

DVD-R media question.
 
i am finally going to use my superdrive on my powerbookto burn few dvds. I understand that i can only burn on 1x speed. So, I was wondering which dvd-r disk i should use. I saw compusa or memorax disks for cheap. Are they now worth their cheap prices? any advise would be welcome.

PowerbookG417 08-06-2004 07:20 PM

you may wanna try a single one first to give it a shot...ive had some trouble with different kinds..i usually use verbatims or sonys mostly the verbatim cuase of the price..
i have before used no name ones and only had like 3 bad ones out of 50...just depends... of course apple says to use Apple ones of Sony ones
but buy a single one..give it a try..if it works..buy a bunch...enjoy

sildenafil 08-06-2004 09:14 PM

PowerbookG417,

what kind of troubles did you have?

gort 08-06-2004 10:29 PM

I bought a spindle of imation DVD-R's from best buy the day I got my powerbook. I've burned a few dvd's without any trouble. I was able to watch them in my ps2, haven't tried the xbox.

citystar2k 08-07-2004 05:50 AM

I use mirror platinums, never had a bad disc yet from them.

PowerbookG417 08-07-2004 10:11 AM

had a couple medium errors with some of the no named dvds...like the kind that come on a spindle and have no label the top of the disc but that has been about the most..had harware error ones..but that was a long time ago

TylerMoney 08-07-2004 01:02 PM

you should be able to burn at faster than 1x. What model pb do you have? The newest ones can do 4x, mine can do 2x..technically...I think.

rman 08-08-2004 01:12 PM

BI use either Fujii, Verbatim, Imation, and Apple. Burning the disk at 1X guarantees that all other systems will be able to read the disk. Just like burning CDR at 4x guarantees that all systems will be able to read them.


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