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Best quality DVD-R 50/100 pack for the best price?

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Title sums it up really,

£5 for a 50 pack maybe?
£10 for a 100 pack?

Looking for the best or near best quality.

Havnt bought any in years tbh because i bought 200 about 4 years ago, just noticed im down to 5 now so.... its that time again to buy a few more and with all these websites offering blank media i dont know where to goto....

Cheers
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Sainsbury Verbatim £7.49 :thumbsup:
#2
25 50 or 100?

I think your thinking of cdr.... not dvdr....?
#3
Like you, I usually order in bulk (around 2-300 DVD-R's). For this reason alone I usually order from UKDVDR. The only downside of this, is the P&P charge which is around £6.95. Another thing that ****** me off is the fact that they add VAT AFTER they've added the P&P which means on a £6.96 charge, it will go to over £8. One of the reasons I order from them every year or so, and when I do I normally make it worthwhile.

As for DVD's I usually go for Datawrite Titanium, but I've also found their VX2's to be rather good too. Verbatim are fine, and Sony discs are too. I've probably had 1 coaster out of 200 discs and that was probably down to the fact I was doing several things at once while burning.

I also tend to buy DVD-R 16x as my drive supports up to 20x. Obviously 8x will be ever so slightly cheaper. The Sony discs, I've found, actually burn at a higher speed... and although they work fine, I tend to burn at their advertised speed to ensure a perfect copy.

Prices are around what you're looking for, but unless you're planning to order more than 300 DVD's, I'd probably opt for somewhere like Play.com. Stay away from Maxell - they produce more coasters than any other brand I've tried. TDK are a bit hit and miss too - unless you get a good batch. They sell Sony's on there, which is what I'd probably go for, but you will pay the premium. Saying that, I've never had a bad burn with them so it's a case of "you get what you pay for" really.

Pack of 50 Sony DVD-R Spindle - £12.99
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/904943/Sony-DMR-47-DVD-R-4-7GB-Spindle-50-Pack/Product.html

Pack of 100 Memorex DVD-R Spindle - £15.99
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/6362893/Memorex-DVD-R-16x-100-Pack-Cakebox/Product.html

Pack of 50 Verbatim DVD-R Spindle - £9.99
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/9834424/Verbatim-DVD-R-16x-50-Pack-Spindle/Product.html

Like you though, I haven't really needed to purchase any in a while - the last load I received were a gift from my old man, bless him. I guess he knows me too well haha. I have around 25 Verbatim's left, and funnily enough about 125 CD-R's. I always seem to use more DVD's than CD's these days! If anyone else knows of cheaper places, then feel free to mention below.

Sadly though, they all seem to be out of your price range. You could definately get some generic DVD-R's for the prices you're after but if I'm honest, you'll be having a few dud's as the dye on the discs won't be anything near to what you should be aiming for. Amazon aren't really competitive on this sort of thing either. Hope you find a good deal somewhere!
#4
Just Found:

Sainsbury's are currently selling a 50 pack spindle of Sony DVD-R's for £8.49, supposedly FROM £16.99 making these 50% off. Whilst their "original" price is a laugh - this is a definate bargain for 50. Works out at 17p per disc, vs Play's £12.99 for 50 @ 26p per disc.

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop/technology/109009068_sony_dvdr_blank_disks_50_pack.html?hnav=4294966717
#5
I pretty mucha gree with above but its more about dye used than brand, Taiyo Yuden are the best dye but normally cost more that is why I go for unbranded ones that normally cost about £25 for 200 on ebay delviered by courier, normally 8x though and just white faces(think they are printable dont know)
#6
SamuraiHQ
Like you, I usually order in bulk (around 2-300 DVD-R's). For this reason alone I usually order from UKDVDR. The only downside of this, is the P&P charge which is around £6.95. Another thing that ****** me off is the fact that they add VAT AFTER they've added the P&P which means on a £6.96 charge, it will go to over £8. One of the reasons I order from them every year or so, and when I do I normally make it worthwhile.

As for DVD's I usually go for Datawrite Titanium, but I've also found their VX2's to be rather good too. Verbatim are fine, and Sony discs are too. I've probably had 1 coaster out of 200 discs and that was probably down to the fact I was doing several things at once while burning.

I also tend to buy DVD-R 16x as my drive supports up to 20x. Obviously 8x will be ever so slightly cheaper. The Sony discs, I've found, actually burn at a higher speed... and although they work fine, I tend to burn at their advertised speed to ensure a perfect copy.

Prices are around what you're looking for, but unless you're planning to order more than 300 DVD's, I'd probably opt for somewhere like Play.com. Stay away from Maxell - they produce more coasters than any other brand I've tried. TDK are a bit hit and miss too - unless you get a good batch. They sell Sony's on there, which is what I'd probably go for, but you will pay the premium. Saying that, I've never had a bad burn with them so it's a case of "you get what you pay for" really.

Pack of 50 Sony DVD-R Spindle - £12.99
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/904943/Sony-DMR-47-DVD-R-4-7GB-Spindle-50-Pack/Product.html

Pack of 100 Memorex DVD-R Spindle - £15.99
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/6362893/Memorex-DVD-R-16x-100-Pack-Cakebox/Product.html

Pack of 50 Verbatim DVD-R Spindle - £9.99
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/9834424/Verbatim-DVD-R-16x-50-Pack-Spindle/Product.html

Like you though, I haven't really needed to purchase any in a while - the last load I received were a gift from my old man, bless him. I guess he knows me too well haha. I have around 25 Verbatim's left, and funnily enough about 125 CD-R's. I always seem to use more DVD's than CD's these days! If anyone else knows of cheaper places, then feel free to mention below.

Sadly though, they all seem to be out of your price range. You could definately get some generic DVD-R's for the prices you're after but if I'm honest, you'll be having a few dud's as the dye on the discs won't be anything near to what you should be aiming for. Amazon aren't really competitive on this sort of thing either. Hope you find a good deal somewhere!


Thanks for the in depth reply, Ive popped in to sainsburys today while at work and picked up the DVD-R pack of 50 verbatims for £7.99. Should do me well for a year or 2, dont do much burning anymore just odd 1 here and there.

Likewise i also seem to use more dvd's than cdr's, seems to have about 70 cdr's left from 100 i bought 2 or 3 years ago lol.

Cheers

Off to rep
#7
No worries. Glad you got yourself a bargain. Sadly, my local is pretty naff at stocking up on electricals and blank media which means I'll need to visit another Sainsbury's branch if I want to get my fix lol. £8 for 50 Sony's is pretty damn good though. Even better than the deal I posted (maybe that was online price only?).

"ryouga" does indeed have a valid point though, regarding the dye used on blank media. I didn't go in depth on this issue as quite frankly, my fingers were starting to numb from typing haha. If you don't use many, then it shouldn't be a problem though. Like I mentioned last night... I've never had a bad burn from Sony. Just remember to keep them out of sunlight, in a nice dry place and they should keep very well for those years ahead. Thanks for the rep.

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