double layer discs??

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by BillKirch, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. BillKirch

    BillKirch Guest

    If you buy a double layer burner do you need special discs? how much are they?
    BG
     
    BillKirch, Aug 10, 2004
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    With every burner you need to buy "special" disks. Each
    has certain types that it can burn to. The double layer drives
    have in addition to the disks that they normally use can use a
    double layer type of disk. They can still use a particular set of
    recordable disks +,-,R,Ram,RW - CD and DVD.

    Which ones it can use varies with manufacturer and model.

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Aug 10, 2004
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  3. Yes. Lots. But I'm sure they'll come down soon.

    I suggest it isn't QUITE time to jump into double-layer burning yet.
    Give it a few months to settle down.
     
    Laurence Payne, Aug 10, 2004
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    Bariloche Guest

    The price shall go down -hopefully. But, what about the quality? Many
    of the single layer disc brands are crap, and I assume double layer
    requires a higher technology. So the number of the reliable ones may
    be further reduced. And the reliable ones are also the expensive ones.
     
    Bariloche, Aug 10, 2004
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  5. In my experience, reliable DVD media are those that use the Ritek G04
    dye. These are available at various price points. I fail to see why
    any other budget brand bothers to exist. But YMMV :)
     
    Laurence Payne, Aug 10, 2004
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    David Chien Guest

    If you buy a double layer burner do you need special discs? how much are they?

    Only if you decide to burn dual-layer (9GB discs) rather than the
    standard 4.5GB single-layer discs -- both will work fine.

    $5-10 each dual layer disc.
     
    David Chien, Aug 10, 2004
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  7. BillKirch

    David Chien Guest

    In my experience, reliable DVD media are those that use the Ritek G04
    Other brands are even cheaper. eg. princo etc may be down to $0.25
    or less per disc on sale, and depending on the burner, they may work
    just fine.

    Best way to tell? check the PI/PO error charts first for your burner
    for each media before buying. www.cdrinfo.com has many such.

    eg. a X brand disc may burn great in one burner (low PI/PO error
    rate), so that would be a great buy; but in another burner, fail to
    burn, so that would be a bad buy.

    Cheaper brands do burn very well in some burners, so if you've got
    one and know that they work, might as well....
     
    David Chien, Aug 10, 2004
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    Hactar Guest

    Where is that information? The closest I found was

    http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/FAQ/SingleQuestion.aspx?QuestionId=947

    but it has no answer. Of course, if they wrote non-standard HTML and Opera
    just makes the question LOOK unanswered, I get to look foolish now.
     
    Hactar, Aug 12, 2004
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    Bariloche Guest

    Is there any list of the brands that use that dye?
     
    Bariloche, Aug 12, 2004
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  10. Not that I know of. But when you go to the web sites that sell
    budget-priced bulk media they often mention the specs. of what they're
    selling.
     
    Laurence Payne, Aug 12, 2004
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