Kodak DVD-R 25 Pack £2.19 @ Tesco
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Kodak DVD-R 25 Pack £2.19 @ Tesco

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Found 12th Feb 2009Made hot 12th Feb 2009
These Kodak DVD-Rs come in a pack of 25, each wtih a 4.7GB disc capacity to store images, video, music files or applications. These DVD-Rs have a 8x burn speed.

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STUNNING DEAL! HOT!

"Buy 5, get the cheapest free". Therefore you get 125 DVD's for £8.76!!!

Also, seems to get good reviews (not many reviews though):
videohelp.com/dvd…dia

From the images in the reviews, these look like the UME01 dye.

are these instore

X8, but really cheap. Hot.

harsh that you have to pay for delivery if u collect in store and spend under £25....******s ;-)

When you place order online, you can get them delivered (£4.76) or get them delivered to your nearest store (free delivery).

[update]
Oh... delivery to store only free over £25!

Sin

why do they get you to pay delivery to store, when they keep them in stock, complete rssholes

Interesting read on dvdhelp.com.

videohelp.com/dvd…701

Personally I'd steer clear. Cheap DVD-Rs are a false economy, especially when you're backing up personal data.

The issue there is if the DVD recorder does not recognise the dye (it is an unusual one) then, you may have issues. As for cheap dvd's, it generally the dye that makes the biggest difference.

Yes, we all know Verbatim are amazing quality...etc but they are very expensive. I've been using cheap dvds (as has my large university I work) for years, they are fine.

As for scaring people off UME dye, at least point the link to the dye:

videohelp.com/dvd…...

Theres as many good reviews (more even) than there are bad reviews. With the latest firmwares, most drives should recognise these. Also, we are assuming I'm right about them using the UME01 dye :-D

Will run quality tests on these with DVDInfo when they arrive on Saturday and post the results.

Sin

Willing to take a chance on discs i've never tried before as you get a good brand name in Kodak so ordered.
Also ordered the 50 pack of CD-R's for the same price and offer.
My order:
15 packs of 50 CD-R's = 750 CD-R's for £26.28 (3.5p each)
30 packs of 25 DVD-R's = 750 DVD-R's for £ 52.56 (7p each)
1 virgin sim card for £4.77 which alows me to get the £6.70 delivery slot for free.
Total delivered = £83.61

Also went through Quidco for 3% back (£2.63 just been validated).

thankyou, have ordered. :thumbsup:
used the virgin sim free delivery. is it correct that i can return that to store for refund??
many thanks.

salty35;4357412

thankyou, have ordered. :thumbsup:used the virgin sim free delivery. is … thankyou, have ordered. :thumbsup:used the virgin sim free delivery. is it correct that i can return that to store for refund??many thanks.



Have done it before :thumbsup:

Tempted to do the same....

If anyone does get these then can they run one through DVDidentifier to confirm the dye used, as companies like Kodak will ship in from whereever is cheapest.
No idea as to the quality but I got 50 Verbatim's for about £6 from ebuyer and would probably leave these until I could be sure of the quality

out of stock now lol

Banned

hello, the link posted above by the guy saying he should steer clear is a link for tesco dvd-rs
the second link by the other guy states good reviews.

anyway let me add my penny's worth. these dvds are great. ive used these before and the burn process is extremely quick. i bought these from my locals, went back for more when i realised how good they were but they were bloody gone. so i bought the valuepack from traxdata. compared to the kodak these take ages to burn on, however iv not had one failed disc from about the 200 or so ive burned. and iv burnt all manner of data.

I think the point that Xb0xGuru was making was on the dye itself rather than the brand which is why it linked to the Tesco link rather than the Kodak. Its good to hear someones had a good experience with these though

Best way to check them for quality with DVDInfo, which I will when mine arrive.

thanks op i ordered 15 packs of the kodak dvd-+ for the same price. voted hot.

It's all academic now - out of stock.

kapows;4357684

hello, the link posted above by the guy saying he should steer clear is a … hello, the link posted above by the guy saying he should steer clear is a link for tesco dvd-rsthe second link by the other guy states good reviews.anyway let me add my penny's worth. these dvds are great. ive used these before and the burn process is extremely quick. i bought these from my locals, went back for more when i realised how good they were but they were bloody gone. so i bought the valuepack from traxdata. compared to the kodak these take ages to burn on, however iv not had one failed disc from about the 200 or so ive burned. and iv burnt all manner of data.



How many do you verify, out of curiosity?

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Sin_of_nature;4357764

I think the point that Xb0xGuru was making was on the dye itself rather … I think the point that Xb0xGuru was making was on the dye itself rather than the brand which is why it linked to the Tesco link rather than the Kodak. Its good to hear someones had a good experience with these though :)Best way to check them for quality with DVDInfo, which I will when mine arrive.



thanks for that.

hey...verify? what do you mean? the kodak ones i bought 150 and the trax data i bought 75.

ive used all my kodak ones and i have about 23 of the trax data left. none have failed. off the top of my head my drive is a ben q and i generally use nero to burn.

Sin_of_nature;4358111

The DVD+R's are still in stockhttp://direct.tesco.com/q/R.202-5113.aspx



Not any more - it says in stock, but if you try to checkout it says gone out of stock.

DVD+R media type is AML-002.
picked up my store collection yesterday, and burnt half a dozen discs.
1 failure on the verify out of 6 is a bit worrying.
Will see what happens to a full pack before I decide on using the remainder or taking them back.

Drive: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D
Firmware: 1.18
Disc: DVD+R (AML 002)
Selected speed: 8 X
PI errors
Maximum: 69120
Average: 90.18
Total: 1105664
PI failures
Maximum: 2560
Average: 2.17
Total: 20209
PO failures: n/a
Jitter: n/a
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 16:37
Number of samples: 17695
Average scanning interval: 8.00 ECC
Glitches removed: 0

kapows;4358220

thanks for that.hey...verify? what do you mean?



I mean once the burn has finished (using programs such as Nero or IMGBurn), there's an option to verify the burn. This reads the data back from the disc to compare it to the original.

Results of Kodak DVD-Rs. Used 2 different DVD-R drives to burn and quality check the drives. The ASUS seems to have trouble recognise the dye correctly. Will update the firmware and try again. It burned on the Lite-On with no problems and then ran quality checks using both drives. Oddly enough, the results showed quite a difference between the 2 drives. However, both results are certainly ok.

DYE: UME01

## Burning: ###
ASUS DRW-1814BLT = Calibration error on attempt 1
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S = No problems

### Quality Rating (Nero CD-DVD Speed program): ###
ASUS DRW-1814BLT = 99% (1st Run)
ASUS DRW-1814BLT = 99% (2nd Run)
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S = 77% (1st Run)
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S = 70% (2nd Run)

The Lite-on has a old hacked firmware on it that I'm not willing to update, so it may explain it poorer quality rating (reading this dye). The rating dropped from 90-93% to 70-77% during the last 500MB (outer edge).

Conclusion: If your drive handles the burning of this unusual dye correctly, these are certainly good enough dvd's.

[Update]
Lastest firmware applied and ASUS DRW-1814BLT burns them perfectly now. The following quality result where produced using the DVD burned on ASUS:

ASUS DRW-1814BLT = 99%
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S = 77%

My ASUS now offically loves these :-D

Sin
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