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Saw in the Sun on friday that pc world were selling these for £13.99 on BOGOFF nationwide.. not sure when it runs out but 100 discs for £13.99 aint bad, so i stocked up.

Went into my local store Merry Hill today and they had them on a special offer end saying £12.49 HALF PRICE.. challenged an assistant as even on the window they had the press advert saying BOGOFF £13.99. She said PC World are crap advertising offers and not putting the right advertising up and told the guy on the till to put them through at BOGOFF. When he scanned they came up as the BOGOFF anyway
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#1
Maplins are selling 100 DVD-R or DVD+R for £12.49 at the moment. MrDVD I think was the brand - not sure if they're better or worse or what. They all work the same for me!
banned#2
its item number 288554 on the website for anyone who is looking for them
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BristolDeal
Maplins are selling 100 DVD-R or DVD+R for £12.49 at the moment. MrDVD I think was the brand - not sure if they're better or worse or what. They all work the same for me!

There is absolutely no competition - verbatim are far far better than mrdata (or anything else).

If they have japanese manufactured verbs then they are TYG03's, which are some of the best discs available. if they only have taiwanese produced then they are MCC03RG20 which are still very good discs. There are also some made in india, but they are best left on the shelves (MCC03RG20 too, but made by MBI). They are all code 834712 on the website, you'll have to hunt through the boxes in store to find japanese/taiwanese.

288554 on the website are DVD+R, so they will be YUDEN000T03 for japanese manufactured and MCC04 for taiwan/india. again, take taiwanese over indian.
#4
Deleted User Name 3;1593982
There is absolutely no competition - verbatim are far far better than mrdata (or anything else).

If they have japanese manufactured verbs then they are TYG03's, which are some of the best discs available. if they only have taiwanese produced then they are MCC03RG20 which are still very good discs. There are also some made in india, but they are best left on the shelves (MCC03RG20 too, but made by MBI). They are all code 834712 on the website, you'll have to hunt through the boxes in store to find japanese/taiwanese.

288554 on the website are DVD+R, so they will be YUDEN000T03 for japanese manufactured and MCC04 for taiwan/india. again, take taiwanese over indian.


I'm gonna need to run that through Google Translate. :oops:

As I said, all discs work the same for me. :|
#5
guv
The Japanese Ty discs (which hopefully these Verbs will be) are pretty much universally accepted as the best on the market.

I was actually in my local pc world on friday looking for cheap verbs (I usually avoid pcw, but they occasionally mess up the price on discs) and they had a few japanese DVD+R and one spindle of 50 japanese DVD-R. Next door in currys they had loads of japanese - and +, so I may try a pricematch.. =]

Now if only they would do bogof on singapore dual-layers. :>
#7
Thanks for this, 100 discs for £14 is OK by me.
#8
Currys have them at the same price (at least they claimed to when I tried to do a pricematch - no TY ones in pcworld but some in currys) too.
#9
Thanks for this...noticed SVP doing 200 discs of these for 37.99 GBP - so this works out cheaper with BOGOF!!! :thumbsup:

Anyway, just a newbie question:- It wouldn't say what dye is being used on the outer packaging right? We just derive it from which country the discs were manufactured in (i.e. Japan = YUDEN000T03, MCC04 for Taiwan or India)???

...also can we generalise about whether +/- format is better for burning DivX/Xvid discs to watch on bog-standard cheapish DVD players, in terms of being more compatible/consistent???

Thanks for your replies in advance! :p
#10
Koo-san
TAnyway, just a newbie question:- It wouldn't say what dye is being used on the outer packaging right? We just derive it from which country the discs were manufactured in (i.e. Japan = YUDEN000T03, MCC04 for Taiwan or India)???
Thats right, near the barcode somewhere it will say where they were manufactured, which as you say shows which dye type they'll be using

I've pretty much always used DVD-R for everything (except dual layer) and never had problems, but I assume the it's the same for people who've only ever used DVD+R. Try getting them to let you have 50 + and 50 - and see which works best for you... =]
#11
I got some of these PC world dvd-r's and can confirm they are made in Taiwan.
#12
Just got mines today, mine are made in Taiwan. They are newer orange package, are the slightly better jap ones the old blue package?
#13
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5924/26022008247en0.jpg
#14
Wow, what do ya know... PCWorld are cheaper than elsewhere for once :-P

£14 for 100 Verbatims is a decent price, but for a retail store that's a cracking price. Only thing puting me off is that in my local store anyway, the shelves have been chock-a-bloc with these discs since well before Christmas, and they always have them on the endcap. It's the single most 'pushed' item in PCW and it's not as if it's product or buy of the century, and I cant help but wonder why all of a sudden they are doing BOGOF on a product they have been desperate to shift since ~November. Could it just be they purchased WAY too much stock and they need to make space for new/better stock, or could it be they are the **** dye and advertising a good price will make them fly?

Call me cynical or paranoid, but i know what PCW is like, and every part of the business is is poorly run and some of it seems underhanded or just sneaky.
#15
£14 for 100 ritek g05 (terrible dye) is better than £14 for 100 verb (both mcc and ty are fantastic dyes - the best two on the market)?

lol, not a chance.

Still on at pcw btw, I went up a few days ago and got another 200 japanese (TY) discs on pricematch from currys next door.

The TY/japanese discs have the new packaging too (unless the store has old stock) but a different shaped cakebox.


TY/That's style cakebox' look like this:

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5406/taiyodh5.jpg
#16
Deleted User Name 3
There is absolutely no competition - verbatim are far far better than mrdata (or anything else).

If they have japanese manufactured verbs then they are TYG03's, which are some of the best discs available. if they only have taiwanese produced then they are MCC03RG20 which are still very good discs. There are also some made in india, but they are best left on the shelves (MCC03RG20 too, but made by MBI). They are all code 834712 on the website, you'll have to hunt through the boxes in store to find japanese/taiwanese.

288554 on the website are DVD+R, so they will be YUDEN000T03 for japanese manufactured and MCC04 for taiwan/india. again, take taiwanese over indian.


This chap knows what his talking about!
Take note people if you want your DATA to be still accessable in 5-10 years time.
#17
I went to PC World last Thursday after seeing this thread, walked in the door and a young lady gave me a photo copied sale sheet, on the sheet it said Weekend specials must finish tuesday, on the sheet were these discs so i thought i'd get some asked a assistant for the discs, he said they sold out ages ago so another false advert from PCWorld, as for other discs i get Traxdata RITEK 50 Pack x8 DVD-R Cello Wrapped Genuine GRADE "A" Full Face Printable GO5 dye from a local computer fair for £12.50 a 100 and never had a coaster yet.
#18
oberlisc
I went to PC World last Thursday after seeing this thread, walked in the door and a young lady gave me a photo copied sale sheet, on the sheet it said Weekend specials must finish tuesday, on the sheet were these discs so i thought i'd get some asked a assistant for the discs, he said they sold out ages ago so another false advert from PCWorld, as for other discs i get Traxdata RITEK 50 Pack x8 DVD-R Cello Wrapped Genuine GRADE "A" Full Face Printable GO5 dye from a local computer fair for £12.50 a 100 and never had a coaster yet.


Ritek G0X dyes are very poor for long term DATA integrity, great for compatibility with stuff you only need for a few years but for long term DATA achieving they ARE very poor. As stated get Verbs or Tayo Yunden discs as they are the daddys.
The only thing better on riteks is their printable surface which they seem to have perfected very well, but the quality of the G0X dyes is very poor. I hear the new Ritek dye is better but have been out the loop too long to give any more details tbh.
#19
Leftfield
This chap knows what his talking about!
Take note people if you want your DATA to be still accessable in 5-10 years time.


You cant be sure that your data will be still readable in 5-10 years as the manufacturers are always messing with the dye, example the Traxdata (Ritek dye) used to be G04 now its G05, nobody knows if they are getting a true "Grade A" disc as the manufacturers could slip a few dodgy ones in just to get rid.
#20
Whats the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R?

Thanks.
#21
Guy_With_Beard
Whats the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R?

Thanks.


Within 0.17 seconds, google search returned a number of results, 2 of which are below.

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2279

and

http://www.askdavetaylor.com/whats_the_difference_between_dvdr_dvdr_dvdrw_dvdrw_and_dvdram.html

Try here for further information on a number of topics

http://www.google.co.uk/
#22
oberlisc
You cant be sure that your data will be still readable in 5-10 years as the manufacturers are always messing with the dye, example the Traxdata (Ritek dye) used to be G04 now its G05, nobody knows if they are getting a true "Grade A" disc as the manufacturers could slip a few dodgy ones in just to get rid.


G03, G04, G05 are the same type of dye just refined for faster speeds (Deep purple in colour).
Even Grade A G03 and G04's have been reported to degrade over time. This cannot be said for the superb Tayo Yunden dye which is very reliable.
But hey if you guys wanna risk putting your DATA on G0X discs even after knowledgeable people here have warned you then go ahead, no skin off my nose if your DATA becomes unreadable in a few years time!
#23
krunchynutt

Try here for further information on a number of topics

http://www.google.co.uk/


Wow, what a useful site. Bookmarked, thanks! :)
#24
Like the man said, definitely worth investing in discs that have quality dye! Used to use ritek, datawrite and allsorts of ****, and would get loads of coasters. Just use taiyo yuden and verbatim now. Check out this site for what's hot and what's not!

http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
#25
Anyone know of a good program for finding out what dye your dvd uses?
#26
Heat and rep left. I've been looking for some blank discs for a while now. I normally use Ridisc but have been advised to use Verbatim for future posterity.
#27
reckon currys would price match this?
#28
Haven't picked mine up yet. but this is the hottest deal on HotUKDeals at the moment (though I won't vote as I abstain from that type of petty BS).

I've learned over the years that anything below the quality of Verbatim is somewhat of a false economy.

You'll spend more time with coasters, discs that don't burn right or stutter and discs unreadable in 5 or so years with cheaper, inferior brands.

Do yourself a favour and get the best. Verbatim.

I'm getting 300 +R and 200 -R.
#29
i have ordered 200 last night and pick them up this morning cost is £27.98 and i went through Quidco so i should get 2.5% back on that aswell,
not a lot but look after the pennies and the pounds take care of themselves.
#30
kobirulali
Anyone know of a good program for finding out what dye your dvd uses?


Imgburn will tell you the MID, and is a fantastic app to reocord discs with - lightweight and reliable.

if you just want an app that does nothing but tell you the Manufacturer ID then DVD Identifier will do the job.

There is also dvdinfopro, but that is pay software.


roadie
reckon currys would price match this?

Both times I've been in they have chagred me £13.99 per 50, no bogof. When I've asked them to pricematch pc world they have mysteriously found the bogof on the screen - they obviously don't want to give an extra £1.40 off the price of them too.
#31
went to pc world this morning.. offer finished yesterday
banned#32
baccyman
i have ordered 200 last night and pick them up this morning cost is £27.98 and i went through Quidco so i should get 2.5% back on that aswell,
not a lot but look after the pennies and the pounds take care of themselves.


You don't get quidco on reserve and collect.
#33
Derby PCworld have a lot in , got some this morning. They are not at the usual blank discs place.
Very sly really, as they have 25 Discs for 13.99 same make :P.

They are on the far opposite side near the check out.
#34
mrtea
You don't get quidco on reserve and collect.


my account has been credited 70 pence for that transaction,

26 Feb 2008 23:35:42 PC World 27.98 0.70 tracked* ~ Apr 2008
#35
immy69
went to pc world this morning.. offer finished yesterday


They was lying, they are still on the website BOGOF
#36
immy69
went to pc world this morning.. offer finished yesterday


Reserved 2 packs online at 1pm today and collected instore at 2.15pm. :thumbsup:

Many thanks OP.
#37
I got 2 packs today. No POS material about the offer, but a girl checked on a till, and found the offer on.
At the payment till though, I had to tell the server to push the "customer offer" button, as the till didn't automatically take the second pack off the total.

I waded through the packs and got "made in Japan" discs too. Loads of Taiwan ones there.

Heat added and rep to OP.
deeyup
#38
Got 2 Packs of Jap DVD+ and 2 packs of Jap DVD- just before, and again, as previous poster, no display of BOGOF, but was an additional button at the till when i informed of the website offer :roll:

Typical PC World, ripping off customers:whistling:
#39
Ordered 2 online last night, picked them up after work tonight :-D
#40
Picked up 14 packs just before.

8 DVD+R

6 DVD-R

ALL made in Japan. :-D

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