100 Verbatim DVD-R only £16.44 @ W H Smith online
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100 Verbatim DVD-R only £16.44 @ W H Smith online

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Found 1st Nov 2009Made hot 2nd Nov 2009
The title says DVD-R but the picture and product description on their website says DVD+R so i'm not sure which is correct.
Most machines will use either anyway so it shouldn't really matter.

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Good deal either way. But most likely +r from what I can see.

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seen them cheaper, but not bad

Original Poster

Mascherano;6749460

seen them cheaper, but not bad



can you please post the cheaper deal so i can get some

Good price, although I think Verbatim are over-rated. I've done DVD recordings for the past 15 years and never had problems such as non-read errors or coasters with other good brands.

out of stock

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Computerman;6750820

£14.99 for 100 tdk … £14.99 for 100 tdk http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSearch/ProductDetails-100+pack+of+TDK+DVDR-33117775.htmlits cheaper and just as good i think. These tdk discs have been as low as £12.99 on play http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/451326/tdk-dvd-r-16x-100-disc-pack-spindle http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/456003/tdk-dvd-r-16x-100-disc-pack-spindle



I disagree.
TDK are not as good as Verbatim in my tests

itsadeal;6751766

I disagree.TDK are not as good as Verbatim in my tests



Well i never had any problems with tdk, im just pointing out an alternative product since this is out of stock.

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Computerman;6752081

Well i never had any problems with tdk, im just pointing out an … Well i never had any problems with tdk, im just pointing out an alternative product since this is out of stock.



hey thats fine m8, we all have our own opinions and experiences.
Personally TDK just don't give me as good quality scan results as verbs.

I saw these 50 WH Smith ones for £6 which is a fair price but i would guess they are poor quality dye.

whsmith.co.uk/Cat…tml


Can this be unexpired please, item is back in stock

wasn't sainsburys doing 50 for 6.99? It got posted here and i got some..

lol, comparing TDK to Verbs.

As has been said, been cheaper before. PC World, Staples and Currys usually do BOGOFF deals everey 3-4 months at 12.99 for 100 Verbs. So stock up next time and you won't need to pay this price.

I can get the 16x Verbs to burn at 22x and the 16x Taio Yuden Verbs to burn at 24x, No coasters yet.
Although I have tried other brands I can't get high speed burn like with verbs would defo stick to Verbs.

too expensive for blank media, i used to use these a lot and they were great but the quality isnt what it was and personally i buy the maxell 100 pack for £12.99 free del at play and there working very well for a blank media so i wouldnt jump onto the verbs for another £6, if they were buy one get one free id buy a load i would NEVER touch supermarket own brand stuff there the crap and u dont get reliability, u can always buy several diff packs and then use the burn software to draw u a graph of your recording it will show u what is crap and what isnt.

If this is the same price instore, you can get another £5 off if you print off ]this voucher :thumbsup:

I used it to buy some verbs last week (but packs of 25) :-D

To offer another opinion, I wouldn't actually buy Maxell again. Fast burning and no coasters, but they expire in a couple of years, giving read errors. I have older Verbatims that still read 100%, so I'm just waiting for Sainsbury's to do them for half price again and buy a shelf-full!!

I totally agree with the supermarket brands though, I got bought some 'red' discs and used the whole pack as frisbees!!

From the look of the case it looks like cheapie make, rather than Verbatim quality.
As for TDK not being as good, the Chinese made Verbatim are NOT the same as Quality made Verbatim.
In fact, likelihood it's the same factory making both nowadays.
Pays yer money, takes yer choice.

Does anyone know if these are printable or are they the branded ones ???:thinking:

Original Poster

wewontgetfooleda;6761736

too expensive for blank media, i used to use these a lot and they were … too expensive for blank media, i used to use these a lot and they were great but the quality isnt what it was and personally i buy the maxell 100 pack for £12.99 free del at play and there working very well for a blank media so i wouldnt jump onto the verbs for another £6, if they were buy one get one free id buy a load i would NEVER touch supermarket own brand stuff there the crap and u dont get reliability, u can always buy several diff packs and then use the burn software to draw u a graph of your recording it will show u what is crap and what isnt.



Hmm not sure about your maths cos i make it that these verbs are only £3.45 more than the maxell.

slimy31;6761885

To offer another opinion, I wouldn't actually buy Maxell again. Fast … To offer another opinion, I wouldn't actually buy Maxell again. Fast burning and no coasters, but they expire in a couple of years, giving read errors. I have older Verbatims that still read 100%, so I'm just waiting for Sainsbury's to do them for half price again and buy a shelf-full!!I totally agree with the supermarket brands though, I got bought some 'red' discs and used the whole pack as frisbees!!



i do buy maxell but i agree with you and i only use them for stuff that i'm not likely to want in 12 months time. The last batch i had were ritek and they were awful tbh.
i wouldn't trust them with any important data.
i do agree with some of the comments regarding the decline in some verbs though.
The TY and MCC are far superior imo.

sticko;6763042

Does anyone know if these are printable or are they the branded ones … Does anyone know if these are printable or are they the branded ones ???:thinking:



these verbs won't have a printable surface.

these are selling in sainsbury for 7.99 normal price, for a long long time

Or, get these TDK ones from AMAZON for £14.86 including postage

amazon.co.uk/gp/…D7O

Click New and Used, then cheapest is £9.99 + P&P

I've had a fair few coasters between Maxell and TDK. I find Tesco own brand fairly reliable but Verbs win hands down. Now I don't buy anything other than Verbs.

The last I bought was £8.99 for 50 in Poundstretchers Coleraine. So this deal is superb.

Good price, although I think Verbatim are over-rated. I've done DVD … Good price, although I think Verbatim are over-rated. I've done DVD recordings for the past 15 years and never had problems such as non-read errors or coasters with other good brands.



So in 1994 you were doing DVD recordings on which hardware? The DVD specification wasn't ratified until late 1995, and drives capable of writing DVDs didn't come out until later. Standalone DVD recorders weren't released until 1999. So the fact that weren't doing dvd recordings for the past 15 years rather negates your post and experience, so I have disregarded your statement that Verbatim are over rated. There certainly wasn't any consumer media for burning dvds 15 years ago.

Is there any real difference between plus and minus media?

Yes +R is technically better it offers a better error management system, less tracking interference and session management is more robust, although the only time you will really notice is whether your hardware is compatible or not.

Istanbul_Kop;6761616

lol, comparing TDK to Verbs.As has been said, been cheaper before. PC … lol, comparing TDK to Verbs.As has been said, been cheaper before. PC World, Staples and Currys usually do BOGOFF deals everey 3-4 months at 12.99 for 100 Verbs. So stock up next time and you won't need to pay this price.



Used to. Been a while since Staples and PCW have had that offer - and they mostly stock india and china discs now.

Ive always had compatibility problems with +R discs in the past, so have always stuck with -R.

Verbs are the best hands down. The thing to realise is that over recent years they have opened factories in India which have resulted in a poor quality output from discs made in Taiwan and Singapore. So the trick is to look for the discs not made in India.

Technically +R's burnt today are more compatable with even old DVD players than -R's. This is because most DVD burners todayautomatically bitset +R's to DVD-ROM. Some burners however neeed setting to this mode and can be set via software such as Nero Speed. I picked up on this some 4 years ago when I found a reference to this article.

]http///w…16/

The best Verbatims are those with Taiyo Yuden product codes which can be distinguished by looking for "Made in Japan" on the case and also the drum has a small step in its wall about 20mm above the base.

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fishmaster;6764519

So in 1994 you were doing DVD recordings on which hardware? The DVD … So in 1994 you were doing DVD recordings on which hardware? The DVD specification wasn't ratified until late 1995, and drives capable of writing DVDs didn't come out until later. Standalone DVD recorders weren't released until 1999. So the fact that weren't doing dvd recordings for the past 15 years rather negates your post and experience, so I have disregarded your statement that Verbatim are over rated. There certainly wasn't any consumer media for burning dvds 15 years ago.



lol pwned

opencube;6766103

Ive always had compatibility problems with +R discs in the past, so have … Ive always had compatibility problems with +R discs in the past, so have always stuck with -R.Verbs are the best hands down. The thing to realise is that over recent years they have opened factories in India which have resulted in a poor quality output from discs made in Taiwan and Singapore. So the trick is to look for the discs not made in India.



What?
You do realise that Taiwan and Singapore are separate countries, not cities or districts in India...?

dktrvox;6780443

What?You do realise that Taiwan and Singapore are separate countries, not … What?You do realise that Taiwan and Singapore are separate countries, not cities or districts in India...?



haha, teach me for typing something when being distracted!

The same labelled Verbatim discs made in the Indian factories are known to be poorer quality to those made in Taiwan or Singapore.
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