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  1. Member terryj's Avatar
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    I was looking for something to spend my $5 Amazon credit towards and thought
    "hmm, I need some more DL media". Put in a search and came up with this gem:
    Memorex 50 pk

    I thought to myself after reading the reviews...certainly this cannot be true?
    Memorex actually makes GOOD DL media?
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    I would ask if you were new, but i know you have been here for a looong time :P


    I would be hard pressed to waste $30.00 even on a 50 pack

    Man, it sure would be nice to get a 50 pack of Verbatims for $30.00!!!!
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  3. Well, Lord Smurf says most reviewers are idiots. :P

    There *are* several vehemently negative reviews, though. Which I'm more inclined to believe.
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    i know...I just had to pinch myself and wonder if many of these people were
    paid Memorex shills....
    and Noah, I know what you mean...seems Verbatim is "recession proof"
    in their pricing...;-P....but I went by Big Lots today, and they have
    50pk spindles of Verbatim DVD-Rs ( code MCC 03RG20) for $14!
    I snapped up 2, and will go back tomorrow to get a couple more...
    even with tax, it's still a good deal.
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    Originally Posted by fritzi93
    Well, Lord Smurf says most reviewers are idiots. :P
    Yeah that damn crazy cracker!!
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    Originally Posted by terryj
    and Noah, I know what you mean...seems Verbatim is "recession proof"
    in their pricing...;-P....
    Well, quality is quality....

    Originally Posted by terryj
    but I went by Big Lots today, and they have
    50pk spindles of Verbatim DVD-Rs ( code MCC 03RG20) for $14!
    I snapped up 2, and will go back tomorrow to get a couple more...
    even with tax, it's still a good deal.
    Oh no!!!!!
    Not another Big Lots fanboy?!?!
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    Officemax has Verbatim onsale this week,
    http://officemax.shoplocal.com/officemax/Default.aspx?action=browsepagedetail&storeid=...id=-2088491553

    I always buy +R's and they have never been the MII, so i don't know what the -R's are but for the +R's $20.00 for a 100 pack spindle is a smoking deal!!!!!!!!
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    Memorex deserves its bad feedback, they resell crap.
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    Originally Posted by Noahtuck

    Originally Posted by terryj
    but I went by Big Lots today, and they have
    50pk spindles of Verbatim DVD-Rs ( code MCC 03RG20) for $14!
    I snapped up 2, and will go back tomorrow to get a couple more...
    even with tax, it's still a good deal.
    Oh no!!!!!
    Not another Big Lots fanboy?!?!
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    Officemax has Verbatim onsale this week,
    http://officemax.shoplocal.com/officemax/Default.aspx?action=browsepagedetail&storeid=...id=-2088491553

    I always buy +R's and they have never been the MII, so i don't know what the -R's are but for the +R's $20.00 for a 100 pack spindle is a smoking deal!!!!!!!!
    Yup, occasionally Big Lots gets good stuff....that's not from a Hurricane/Flood/5 Alarm fire,
    so I go there at least once a month.....

    Lucky you, the Office Max in my town closed down in '03, and the only one left in the STATE is 100 miles from my house.

    Still off to find a good deal on +R DLs...digging around Amazon, I found this:
    Verbatim 20pk DVD+R DL

    with Free Shipping ( LOOVE Amazon Prime!) I'm going to order today...
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  8. That's pretty good, Newegg has the same (95310) for a buck more.

    I use the lightscribe ones (96689), spindles of 10 for $19.99. Those really command a premium. I don't do fancy labels, I just prefer nice legible text. :P
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    Originally Posted by terryj
    I thought to myself after reading the reviews...certainly this cannot be true?
    Memorex actually makes GOOD DL media?
    Well, that depends on what "GOOD" means to you. If by "good" you actually mean "terrible", then yes, Memorex makes "good" media.

    The WORST media I ever bought is Memorex single layer DVD (don't remember if it was +R or -R). Nothing else even comes close. A little more than 10% were coasters. I'm not saying it's the worst media on the planet, but it's the worst I ever bought. I wouldn't be interested in Memorex DL media if it was free. Not worth the trouble to burn it.

    fritzi93 - Enjoy Lightscribe while you can. I'm pretty negative about the format now after having been an early supporter. Many of my Lightscribe labels are now fading and I only used Verbatim discs. I suspect that in another year some of them will be completely unreadable. They aren't all fading, but some are. I posted about this yesterday and don't feel like going into it again, but I had 3 different Lightscribe burners and every single one of them eventually stopped burning DL media correctly. Every one.
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  10. jman98, thanks for the heads-up. You may well be right.

    Bearing in mind that one person's experience (my own) is not statistically significant, here's mine:

    1) The first one I did was from a scan of the original disc label. Looked like crap. I converted the image to grayscale and increased the contrast in irfanView. Then "burned" label with *maximum* contrast. Still looked like crap. :P

    2) I switched to text only, bold case. That's been good so far.

    3) Been doing it for about two years now, and I do rather less than 100 burns, all up, a year. *SO FAR* I can't detect any fading. BTW, all of them have been Verbatims, if that makes any difference.

    4) My first lightscribe burner, a Samsung, is still working fine. I also have an LG. They don't get used as hard as a lot of members here use their burners, obviously. The cost of the burners was not significantly more than non-lightscribe burners, I don't remember, maybe a buck or two. Lightscribe discs, OTOH, are pricey.

    Anyway, if and when they do fade, not a big deal, so long as the data remains readable. Just my experience with lightscribe.
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