DVD+R 25 spindle pack. £3 Morrisons (instore)
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DVD+R 25 spindle pack. £3 Morrisons (instore)

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Found 27th May 2013
Found these in store (Northampton, Assume nationwide).
Morrisons own brand 25pk 16x DVD+R spindle pack for £3
Cheaper than bargain stores (-:
Also CD spindle packs for £2.

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Original Poster

Thought was a good deal ?
Why 'cold' ?

ashleyrunt

Thought was a good deal ?Why 'cold' ?



Probably because recording to unknown (potentially junk) DVDs is like writing to device null. And since you can often buy 100 Verbatim's DVD with good dyes for under £18 / £4 per 25 (for instance 100 DVD+RW @ £19.99 from Amazon, what's the point of buying poor quality ones?

Although, while the dye is still good Verbatim have been moving the plant making these (Japan > Taiwan > China > India) and the latest ones are not that good anymore.

EDIT on second thoughs go for JVC:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_nr_n_0?rh=n%3A340831031%2Ck%3Ajvc+dvd&keywords=jvc+dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1369674298&rnid=1642204031

See this 1 star review comment from amazon:

I have over the years, used hundreds of Verbatim CD-R's DVD+R's DVD-R's … I have over the years, used hundreds of Verbatim CD-R's DVD+R's DVD-R's DVD+RW's etc, U get the picture. These have been my first choice for media. No more. As time went on, from my first purchase, the country of manufacture changed from Japan & around Asia & on to China as labour costs changed but the quality was always the same.This last batch were manufactured in India & I have had 18 failures from the first spindle of 100. The equipment, software & file types the same but the results are deplorable.I've also had DVD's returned 'cos they won't read in their equipment.So now that JVC have purchased Taiyo Yuden [consistently the top rated media manufacturer & made in Japan] I've had to change allegiance to them & I'm back to a 100% success rate. Sad really that verbatim cannot maintain the quality that they've enjoyed for almost a decade.



Edited by: "kgrings" 27th May 2013

Does help to put price and retailer in title.

Original Poster

Point taken stanfordblue (my first posting here).
As for Kgrings, it's £3 for 25 suck it and see, not like going to bankrupt you if they not that good.
Will be using them later will see what make they show as and quality .

Original Poster

Just pulled info from these discs, made by Moser Baer Moser Baer site

`Moser Baer India, the second largest manufacturers of optical media in the world, is a preferred OEM for all 12 of the world's optical media manufacturers`
So should be as good as anyothers.

I bought some of these and they work fine.

Original Poster

Just burnt one of these with a very large video file over 4 hours in length.
Plays perfect very good contrast and no black pixellation .
Still cant see why people blowing cold on this though ?

ashleyrunt

Just burnt one of these with a very large video file over 4 hours in … Just burnt one of these with a very large video file over 4 hours in length.Plays perfect very good contrast and no black pixellation .Still cant see why people blowing cold on this though ?



It's digital: it either works perfectly or not at all. Same with HDMI leads etc.

Any problem with optical media are more to do with longevity of the disc after it has been sitting burnt on the shelf for a few years. Although there is error correction bits on both CD and DVD (for example a CD has enough bits for roughly 1000MB but only stores 700MB: the rest is dedicated to error correction) and there is software out there which can try to read error rates to give an idea of the quality of the disc (& the drive) but even that says nothing about longevity.

Heat from me. Morrison's discs are fine for short term backup, films, etc. You can argue about and spend more for 'longevity' but no one should be relying on disc backups in 2013!!!

Original Poster

Your getting a bit deep and all zen like Kgrings (-:
I wouldn`t use cheap dvds to archive valuable data , these dvds are used for non critical backup (web back up made at same time if at all important.)
All data back up is corruptible printed media on paper, text carved on stone , paint on canvas.....
Very rarely have i had problems with `cheap` DVD blanks, but have on several occasion had to bin whole stacks of quality branded ones because of non readable errors.
Fact is for £3 you get 25 blank DVD+r discs to bung some tv or films on to watch (public domain stuff obviously), or use to transfer odd files over to new set up, make a photo slide show for relative to look at.
Does what it says on tin so to speak, we`re not talking gold plated safe deposit box data security here.

ashleyrunt

All data back up is corruptible printed media on paper, text carved on … All data back up is corruptible printed media on paper, text carved on stone , paint on canvas.....



This is all very true. Actually I hardly ever use DVD+R any more. My comment was more along two lines: 1) 'good' DVD+R don't cost much much more; and 2) there is more to a DVD+R than burning it without any errors.

My worst recent experience with optical media was after someone had deleted their HDD and trying to restore from the backup disc someone had had made for them. Great I though, they've actually burned the backup discs. Then I saw that they were dual-layer Adata discs. My next though: wonder if they will still read? No, of course not, so some muppet had used dual layer junk discs at around the x2 the cost of two quality Verbatims or JVCs and of course they had only wasted their time. Luckily, the 'full format' turned out to not have touched the recovery partition otherwise those junk discs would have needed a begging letter to their manufacturer

(RANT: why do computer manufacturers think it's okay to say a few pence when selling £100s and no longer supply recovery disc?)

Original Poster

(RANT: why do computer manufacturers think it's okay to say a few pence … (RANT: why do computer manufacturers think it's okay to say a few pence when selling £100s and no longer supply recovery disc?)


Couldn't agree more.
I have a stack of `custom` OS discs to restore operating systems for people when things go wrong.

Original Poster

These are now £6 , so where an excellent bargain , still can't understand the the technical pedantically comments.
Mind you there's a thread running at the moment arguing over cheap plum tomatoes vs dearer ones haha.
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