VERBATIM DVD-R 16X Recordable DVDs - 50 Pack - Reserve/Collect £7.49 @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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Was looking for some cheap discs and came across these. They are £19 ish instore but you can reserve online and collect in store for £7.49 (or have free home delivery if you want).

Seems to be decent stock levels as have them in all stores near me and also available in PC World too (I assume all DSG stores have them in!)

I got made in Taiwan ones which I think are decent!
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Made in Taiwan are decent. If you get Made in Japan, these are Taiyo Yudens which are the best !
#2
They have been this price for some time and this has been posted before e.g. http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/678882/verbatim-dvd-r-16x-recordable-dvds-

Voting cold for the re-post - but they're a good price and good disks :thumbsup:

Edit: I had mine home delivered and they arrived in good condition - well packed in sensibly sized boxes.
#3
I haven't bought blank DVD's in ages but the last time I bought some were in a computer fair and they were like... £8 for 50 as well.

Good price, especially on the high street
#4
Ordered 2 packs with free home delivery, saves me driving 5 miles to pick them up!

Good price for great quality discs.
#5
Smartbuyer
Made in Taiwan are decent. If you get Made in Japan, these are Taiyo Yudens which are the best !


You think too much, and read too much, All Verbatim media is good, dont worry about where it was made or how many internet dweebs recommend one over the other.
#6
hotukdealz
You think too much, and read too much, All Verbatim media is good, dont worry about where it was made or how many internet dweebs recommend one over the other.


Smartbuyer didn't say it wasn't good - but you're deluded if you think all media is equal even from a company with a reputation like Verbatim.
#7
Anyone know if these are printable, doesn't say they are, so I'm guessing not, but just in case.....
#8
hotukdealz
You think too much, and read too much, All Verbatim media is good, dont worry about where it was made or how many internet dweebs recommend one over the other.


I agree, and I love "dweebs" ages since I heard that.
#9
thx 4 the post had the last 2 packs in stoke ... :)
#10
It is a repost, but good to see its still going.

Reserved 2 of them at Dumfries since none of them in Hamilton left. Good thing im working in Dumfries today :)
#11
DIdn't show up when I searched for some reason!

Suppose its over a month old now anyway :thumbsup:
#12
Hawkings Boots
DIdn't show up when I searched for some reason!

Suppose its over a month old now anyway :thumbsup:


Strange - I got the link searching for "verbatim"- but then HUKD search isn't the best...

This seems to be reposted every couple of weeks so I guess you haven't done anything too wrong ;-)
#13
Voucher Boy
Anyone know if these are printable, doesn't say they are, so I'm guessing not, but just in case.....



Not printable - shiny silver top with verbatim and DVD information written on quite unobtrusively (so although you can't print on 'em you can write all over the surface quite clearly).
#14
Interesting piece about recordable DVD and CDs on Click at the weekend, with the suggestion that they may not be as reliable as thought, and their advice was to re-record everything after a couple of years due to likely degradation. This wasn't manufacturer specific and they suggested that products made by the same company even differed in quality.
#15
also available @ PC WORLD
#16
*Vincent*;8736321
Interesting piece about recordable DVD and CDs on Click at the weekend, with the suggestion that they may not be as reliable as thought, and their advice was to re-record everything after a couple of years due to likely degradation. This wasn't manufacturer specific and they suggested that products made by the same company even differed in quality.


Saw that myself, though I've been aware of this frightening issue for quite some time. My archiving dates back many years and my oldest discs still seem to be holding up well. I still double backup everything though :thumbsup: Funnily enough I've actually had more problems with commercially pressed discs.

Good to see this deal as I just ran out of discs. Typically there are none at my local store so it will have to be delivery (nothing has EVER been in stock in Lancaster!).
#17
Nice1, just reserved'em!

3.5% quidco too!

Thanks to poster, rep given!

:thumbsup:
#18
sweet, think my dvd player only plays DVD+ :(
#19
MBeeching
...Funnily enough I've actually had more problems with commercially pressed discs.

Good to see this deal as I just ran out of discs. Typically there are none at my local store so it will have to be delivery (nothing has EVER been in stock in Lancaster!).


Strange I thought all discs were commercially pressed - I now have visions of folk in India and Taiwan melting plastic on a griddle like a chipati... :whistling:

As I said (above/below) I had some delivered - they were well-packed and also arrived quite quickly :)
#20
wombat6025;8736620
Strange I thought all discs were commercially pressed - I now have visions of folk in India and Taiwan melting plastic on a griddle like a chipati... :whistling:

As I said (above/below) I had some delivered - they were well-packed and also arrived quite quickly :)


We use burning on dye based discs for backups. Commercial releases have the data pits pressed in during manufacturing :thumbsup:
#21
I bought a load about 3 years ago when staples had a similar deal. I hunted out all of the Japanese ones, I still have 4 tubs unopened.

With cheaper backup drives and memory sticks I hardly ever use dvd's anymore, I only back up the very important data that I want to keep for good, the rest goes on backup drives.

But this is a good price, most stores near me still charge close to £20.00.
#22
*Vincent*;8736321
Interesting piece about recordable DVD and CDs on Click at the weekend, with the suggestion that they may not be as reliable as thought, and their advice was to re-record everything after a couple of years due to likely degradation. This wasn't manufacturer specific and they suggested that products made by the same company even differed in quality.


I wander if this explains the problem I have had with some of mine. They used to say that discs would be good for 100 years, but I recently tried transfering some data from 3 to 4 year old backup discs on to my hard drive and was having many cyclic redundancy errors.

I always check/verify my discs after burning and store them in plastic sleeves. So I could not understand why I was getting so many errors, plus I always use Japanese discs.
#23
cdrinfo is where they look into all this in detail by geeks. The best are taiyo yuiden and verbatim. Dye does vary and some are better than others. Other manufacturers if cheaper disc are often using the rejects of the better manufacturers.

These are a good price and reliable. Most people now use hard drives.
#24
16x -R Taiyo aren't a patch on the older 8x -R especially when they used them in Verbatim Pastels (which are something to avoid now).

I'd take the Taiwan 16x -R in preference much more compatible.
#25
Anyone see bbc's click programme this week? Very scary viewing for anyone who keeps important data/photos/videos stored on dvdr's.

The programme can still be viewed on iplayer but the gist of it's findings was even the best made discs will probably become unreadable within 5 to 10 years at best with some discs becoming distorted after only 1 or 2 years! Even reliabilty between same disc brands vary wildly their tests found.

Their advice was to back up vital data to more than one source and to back up dvdr's every 2 or 3 years.

Edited to add - Sorry didn't read whole thread this has already been commented on.
#26
MDL199
Anyone see bbc's click programme this week? Very scary viewing for anyone who keeps important data/photos/videos stored on dvdr's.

The programme can still be viewed on iplayer but the gist of it's findings was even the best made discs will probably become unreadable within 5 to 10 years at best with some discs becoming distorted after only 1 or 2 years! Even reliabilty between same disc brands vary wildly their tests found.

Their advice was to back up vital data to more than one source and to back up dvdr's every 2 or 3 years.

Edited to add - Sorry didn't read whole thread this has already been commented on.


I saw that too.

The destruction of data part was good too!
#27
out of stock in Bristol
#28
In a way its better if you can collect instore as you can see where they are made. I ordered some from pcworld and got indian discs which probably aren't as good as the taiwanese discs. Both use the same dye (mitsubishi chemical).

There is some good information here on discs.

http://www.digitalfaq.com/reviews/dvd-media.htm
#29
CD/DVD media is great for archiving provided you do it properly, I have PS backups here that are over a decade old and still read perfectly fine.

Good Media (Tayo Yunden, Verbs) + Good Burner (Pioneer, Benq, Teac ...etc) + Slow record speed (I always burn my DVD's @ 4x and DL @ 2.4 or 4X).
DON'T use CD/DVD labels, they are utter garbage and simply reduce the quality and readability of your backup due to unbalancing, much better in both looks and quality to use printable discs.
Then you just need to store them properly, I pay the extra and use decent Amaray case's, most the cheap cases I have seen have been woo full in comparison!
#30
Wish they did the +R for this price too.
#31
wombat6025;8736026
They have been this price for some time and this has been posted before e.g. http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/678882/verbatim-dvd-r-16x-recordable-dvds-

Voting cold for the re-post - but they're a good price and good disks :thumbsup:


Voted hot as I haven't seen this posted before. :thumbsup:
#32
Istanbul_Kop
Wish they did the +R for this price too.


Why? I thought -r had long since 'won' the compatibility war with standalone media players?
#33
I saw a Kodak DVD-R 50pck in tesco for £6.97
#34
been knockin around this price for a while picked some up from sainsburys at this price 2 months ago.
#35
Picked some up that were made in India...Aren't all the best things? :thumbsup:

Personal experience is that it's the quality of the burner that makes more of a difference in the quaility/life of the burned disc. I use two PC burners and two dvd recorder units and find the better disc's are burned on the PC units, as it's gernerally easier to get the latest firmware updates for these online...

Just my experience, not looking to start a debate. :)
#36
Zoomster
Picked some up that were made in India...Aren't all the best things? :thumbsup:

Personal experience is that it's the quality of the burner that makes more of a difference in the quaility/life of the burned disc. I use two PC burners and two dvd recorder units and find the better disc's are burned on the PC units, as it's gernerally easier to get the latest firmware updates for these online...

Just my experience, not looking to start a debate. :)


Agreed I find it quite hard to believe when somebody claims that 20 out of a 50 spindle are now coasters - that shouldn't happen with any media ... certainly not if you know what you are doing in the first place.:whistling:
#37
Ordered, Thanks.
#38
ilepak;8738723
Voted hot as I haven't seen this posted before. :thumbsup:



lol.


Its been posted numerous times....the last one just over 2 weeks ago!
#40
not available for home delivery now

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